Nursery Crib

The crib was our last build project for our daughter's cowgirl nursery. My husband knew he wanted to build the crib long before we knew we were pregnant.

As a mechanical design engineer, he found crib dimensions online that put together a design of what we wanted in CAD. We wanted the end panels to look like barn doors. We also wanted the slat sides to look like the metal on a horse stall. This gave us the overall look we wanted for our cowgirl room!

We also built together a side table, closet system, barm bookshelf, and dresser/changing table. I cannot take any credit for the crib. This was all my husband's work. Excited to bring our daughter home to her complete nursery soon!

Estimated Cost
$150 (red oak is pricey)
Type of Wood
Red oak and Douglas fir
Finish Used
Light oak and hammered black spray paint for the slats
Recommended Skill Level


Drew N Heidi 07

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:39

My husband worked very hard on the design and building of this. I couldn't be more pleased! This was definitely Drew's build for the nursery. The rest of the projects were done together. :-)


Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:51

What a beautiful build. He did a great job, and you can sleep soundly knowing it is safe since he is an engineer! I also love the barn bookshelf in the background of the pics.

Drew N Heidi 07

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:12

Knowing he is an engineer does help me feel better about safety, but I sat on it before the final rail was installed for good measure! If it can hold a 8 month pregnant lady, pretty sure it will be safe for our baby girl! Thank you!

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