Rustic kids bed available in a variety of styles and colors, are the focus of a baby nursery. Purchased ones are a convenient way to provide a bed, but they have several disadvantages, especially if you want an original design. Build your own wooden cot you can craft a personal bed. A well-made manger is a valued family clan that lasts for generations.
Peel off rough bark with a draw knife if you use raw wood or logs to build a kids bed. Grind remaining jaws with fine-grained sandpaper. Cut logs or long wooden boards with a hand saw in four inserts measuring 5 inches in diameter and 4 1/2 meters long and four side rails, each 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 5 1/2 meters long. Use hand saw to cut four branches or short wood slabs into 40-inch, 3 1/2-inch diameter rails. Draw a 2-inch circle in the middle of each rail with a marker. This marks the pin size. Draw another circle 7 1/4 inches from the end of each rail to mark the pin length.
Use a chainsaw to cut each rail along the length of the pin. If you use thick logs, rotate them to shave them down to a 2-inch diameter. After shaving, sand each rail until smooth. Mark center holes at 14 inches and 38 inches on each post. Use a drill bit and a 2 1/8 inch self-feed bit to drill a hole in each mark. Rotate the posts 90 degrees. Mark and drill hole centers at 10 1/2 inches and 41 1/2 inches. Mount the posts and rails to a rectangle. Place the kid’s bed mattress in the middle so that they fit. If it doesn’t, straighten wood a little more.