A Salute to Dad-Made Cribs

A Salute to Dad-Made Cribs

Carrie McBride
Jun 30, 2011
Picking out a crib is not just an expensive proposition but a meaningful acquisition. With any luck babies will spend a lot of time asleep in their crib so why shouldn't it be a special place? And even more special for these babes whose fathers undertook building a crib for them as a labor of love.

1. An Oeuf-Inspired Crib: Burton was the first dad to blow us away with his handmade crib for his son Henry. It was hard work and not cheap, but it's just what he wanted.

2. The Burgie: And Burton made a bassinet - a collaboration with his mother-in-law Peggy, hence the name.

3. Maeve's Crib: What started as a handcrafted gift from Jeffrey, an architect, to his newborn daughter actually went into production.

4. One-of-a-kind Crib (& Highchair): We don't have too many details on this one except that it was made by an LA father for his daughter. He also crafted a sleek high chair that we wish were in production.

5. Space Saving Crib: Jason's crib for Annabelle was born out of necessity. The average length of a crib mattress? 52". The length of his space? 53". Which meant a traditional crib wouldn't work and he would need to use the room's walls as three of the crib walls.

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