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    Default Baby cot plans, but different.

    My baby daughter is to have a baby of her own and has prevailed on her old Dad to build a cot.
    Not just any cot!!!!!!!
    She saw a picture in a magazine. Didn't keep the magazine, of course, and can't draw a picture.
    The specis. are that it is conventional size but, in place of the drop down side, has two swinging (gate like) components forming one side.
    "You know what I mean, Dad."
    The baby is due in April.
    Has anyone out there any idea of what she might be talking about.

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    Robert, I think what she is talking about is a unit that has a hinge placed horizontally on the side.

    The bottom is fixed and the top half folds down.

    Imagaine a gate on its side.

    I could be wrong?

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    Like a bi-fold gate on its side?

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    Default I need help finding a plan for a cot

    Hi, I am due in 5 weeks and I am wondering if you could please e-mail me the plan that you did for you cot, as me husband is going to make mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristyandshane
    Hi, I am due in 5 weeks and I am wondering if you could please e-mail me the plan that you did for you cot, as me husband is going to make mine
    Plan? What plan?

    I built a conventional cot, got the internal size by measuring a mattress, but didn't do a drop down side. Instead of that, I made one side from 2 half height panels, the top one hinged to the bottom one. The bottom one is fixed in place. The top one hinges down and lays flat against the bottom one.

    The effect is to reduce the height of one side, making it easier to get at the baby etc.

    There is a disadvantage. I am a bit concerned that an active baby "with Mum in a hurry" may end up getting its fingers pinched as the "gate" closes.

    If I did it again, I would go to a conventional drop down side. You can buy the mechanisms at Carbatec, Timbecom etc.

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    Default Help please

    Hi I am seeking help as my partner wants to build our babies cot. Does anyone know where to find plans? Please help if can.:confused:

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    Default My granddaughters cot........

    http://groups.msn.com/WOODWORKCountr...to&PhotoID=210


    Opps dont know if this will turn up twice, lost the other in cyber space

    this is our granddaughters cot....we made it on the same principle as a single bed, with sides its as solid as a rock will last a century....made with 70 x 35 pine, just draw a picture of it count the slats and calculate the whole project around the size of the matteress that your going to buy for it, that's where you start from, dont make it too snug just enough room for the sheets & rugs to tuck in, and of course wide enough apart for little arms not to get caught........best of luck, I would send you the measurements but cot is in Perth........will measure it next time I go up there if you want.......cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by kate_w View Post
    Hi I am seeking help as my partner wants to build our babies cot. Does anyone know where to find plans? Please help if can.:confused:
    Hi Kate

    It is difficult to find plans on the net.

    heres my take.

    Go and buy your new cot mattress. (this will determine the internal size of the cot)
    • Go to standards australia website and find out the standards for cots - (Height of rails, space between upright slats etc)
    • Go to all your local baby cot places with a tape and paper. Find one you like the look of and ask can you measure it to see if it will fit in the 'alcove' at home. Measure up and go home and replicate it.
    • Timbercon WA sell some good sliding cot hardware.
    Good luck

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    Default reason we made our granddaughters cot...

    The very reason we made the cot was because we first offered to buy it....then we went looking for which one to buy.....

    Very glad that I had my kids 30 years ago, I dont believe that the ASA standards are really good enough, ok for a sleeping baby, but I know how active my kids were.
    I wanted it sturdier, safer, stronger & more suitable....plus I thought the idea of a cot that would last the life-time being passed through a family as an heirloom was interesting......this cot we made wont fail in a earthquake...it's like Fort Knox....strong as, safe as & built like a brick #### house.....lol. The catches, hinges & woodwork are safer & stronger than the cots you can buy......by about 1000%
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    Default Like this one

    Safe, sturdee, long lasting, lockable

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    Are you sure that those bar spacings meet the Aust Standard Dazzler??
    Have a nice day - Cheers

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    Looks like I might have to knock one out by Christmas as well - we were going to be given one, but the current parents are now holding onto it for another 6 months, and we just want the nursery all set up.

    So now my list of projects is : cradle, bookcase, tallboy, cot, changing table, plus the normal stuff around the home

    Will check out what Carbatec have in the way of hardware.
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    this is my plan for doughter You need mattress and fantasy Mikhail
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimeTree View Post
    this is my plan for doughter You need mattress and fantasy Mikhail

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