There is nothing on earth more meaningful than a father building his son or daughter their very first crib from scratch. Many fathers, whether they are craftsmen or not, set out to create a crib for their newborn child as a way to take part in the entire process of giving birth. While being their for a wife or loved one, they also want to touch the life of this child in such a way that the mother did for the last nine months, and building a crib is one such way to touch a child for a lifetime.
Cribs can be made in all shapes in sizes. If you're an experienced craftsmen, you'll have no problem making one on your own. However, if you're determined to do it without experience, your best bet is to buy actual plans so that you have schematics and guidelines in front of you to make the crib. Don't risk making something that's going to fall apart, especially if your baby is going to be in it most of their time. Take your time and above all else, follow the directions, otherwise you're going to have a useless box in front of you and a bunch of wasted time and money.
Follow the plans to the best of your ability. If you have questions, ask them. Look up information on the internet. Find our how to baby proof the crib you're making even further than the plans might make room for if possible. Test out the crib, make sure it can hold weight and make sure that your baby will have the room it needs to be comfortable as well as stay warm or cool as needed. Taking the time to make the best crib you can will not only be seen, but it will also make the crib safe, secure and filled with more love than you will ever now.
Making a safe crib, above all else, should be everyone's top priority regardless of skill level. If the crib isn't safe, you won't want to risk your baby's life by putting them in there. So, take the time to make sure the crib is baby proof as well as the rest of your home when taking this step to shower your child with love by making them a new crib. They'll never forget it.