Easy Free Baby Canopy Crib Woodworking Plans
Easy Beginner Crib Canopy Plans 10 Simple Steps

On this page are resources for easy, free baby canopy crib woodworking plans that feature a very basic design perfect for a beginner.  The best plans for a beginning woodworker would not be those with an arched or curved canopy. 

Go here to see ideas for cute baby photo props!
The straight lines and uncomplicated design of this crib make it an excellent project for someone just getting started yet willing and able to understand the instructions and adhere to all rules of safety whether they are included as part of the plans or not.

Remember that you and you alone are responsibility for the safety of your child as per our legal disclaimer on this site.

Free Baby Canopy Crib Woodworking Plans

Go here to see many more styles in canopy cribs.

Canopy Crib Plans

This set of free canopy crib plans is very detailed and perfect for a beginner to the art of woodworking. There are no curves or arches to master, just straight simple lines. And the best part? The instructions are very clear and there are just ten (count them: 10) easy steps and voila; a beautiful wooden crib. These free baby canopy crib woodworking plans should have the most important piece of nursery furniture in place fast for less than $200 (depending on the price of lumber, needed tools and supplies).

Woodworking tools needed to build a baby crib

Here is a basic list of woodworking tools you will need to build the crib in the plans:

  • A ruler and/or tape measure
  • Saws
    • A jig saw
    • A circular saw
    • A table saw (or miter saw)
  • a drill and countersink drill bit
  • A multi-square
  • A carpenter's Square
  • A sander
  • A Kreg jig (very worthy of investment if you are a frequent woodworker)
  • Hammer (or a nail gun is another tool that is worth money spent if you have plans to work on many projects of this type)
  • A router with patterning bit (bit set is optional)
  • Clamps
  • Safety gear, goggles, etc.

Lumber Requirements

  • 2 sheets - 4'X8' 3/4" plywood
  • (4) 8' 1X3's
  • (6) 8' 2X2
  • (1) 8' 1X4
  • (1) 8' 2X4

Supplies and Materials

Here is a list of the supplies and materials necessary to complete the project in these free baby canopy crib woodworking plans:

Screws and Crib Parts

  • 1-1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2-1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 1-1/4" Wood Screws
  • 2" Wood Screws
  • 4 Metal Corner Braces (and screws recommended by the manufacturer to secure them)

Optional Edge Banding

Finishing Supplies

  • Wood filler and glue
  • Paint grade, Oak, Pine (optional)pocket hole plugs –
  • Sanding and finishing supplies
  • Paste wax

Once everything on the tool list and supplies list is onsite, download the free baby canopy woodworking plans and begin your woodworking project. Please return to Unique Baby Gear Ideas and upload some picture of the homemade canopy crib when it is completed to inspire other would-be woodworkers.

New! Comments

I would love to know what you think of our site! Leave me a comment in the box below.

When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network and Amazon Affiliate Program such as the ones to your left on this page and others. Please see our Affiliate Disclosure page for more information. More UBGI: Rss Feed |

Unique Baby Gear Ideas advises everyone to never use drop side baby cribs. It is illegal to buy, sell or use a drop side crib. If you own a drop side crib, please disassemble it and dispose of it at the local city or county waste dump.

Baby nursery feature page