Published by semut02 at Tuesday, October 16th 2018 06:20:33 AM under Bedding
If we take a Queen-sized bed as standard, the dimensions measure eight by four feet. Take a piece of MDF and build the headboard first, this should measure four feet in width to match the bed frame, but the height is up to you, although we would suggest two to three feet in height. After you have your headboard it is time to build the sides and footboard, also by using MDF. Depending on the look of your bed, you could design the footboard along similar lines to the headboard dimension wise, as long as it also measures four feet in width. The sideboards should obviously be eight feet in length. By utilising a powered jigsaw, the above steps should be quick and painless and if you’re feeling fancy you can even cut the top and tail boards to include curved edges. Use your sand/emery paper or sanding machine to smooth out any rough edges.
First, check if you have a room with space enough to fit a regular bed or just a toddler bed. Other than the bed, babies’ rooms are the most jam-packed with all the clutter and toys. Plus, toddler babies usually play in their rooms so you would want to have enough space for them to also move around. Toddler beds are smaller so it wouldn’t consume that much space in the room. It is the best choice for a smooth transition. It will give your toddler enough the size of the bed and enough space in the room. While a regular bed gives more space to sleep in, its size can occupy much of the space in the room leaving your toddler with little space for a play area.
Second, you can use the old crib mattress for a toddler bed. This will lessen the cost of your getting a new bed. You also wouldn’t have to buy new beddings for the new bed since old beddings on your crib mattress can also be used for this. However if the time comes that you need to buy new beddings, some stores have sizes only designed for particular beds. So instead of saving on beddings, it will even be more costly for you. Third, think of your toddler’s safety. Toddler beds are usually lower to the floor compared to the regular beds so it is a lot easier to get in and out of the bed. Railings also add security on the bed since this could prevent your toddler from falling off. Whereas if you will get a regular bed, you would still have to add railings on it so it would cost you additional bucks.