This is a simple project, designed to make it easier for my brother's wife
to sleep with the baby in bed. Sometimes, baby Max needs to sleep with mommy, but
he moves around while sleeping, so this contraption is designed to keep mom
from worrying about him falling off the bed.
It was a quickie project, and I didn't take pictures of the construction
(too simple). Shown here, the long board for the fence, a piece of plywood
for the footboard, and the bracket for the headboard.
The headboard bracket clamps between the vertical slats. It's screwed
together in place to lock it in without having to screw directly
to the headboard.
The footboard piece has a ledge with a hook on it, which hooks over the
rail at the foot of the bed.
I hadn't precisely measured the length needed, so I had to drill the dowel holes
for the footboard on location. These dowels keep the board from sliding back
The contraption I'm using with the drill is called a "drill guide". If you want
a jig like that, search for "drill guide" on Amazon, Lee valley, or Rockler.
Board in place. It has two cross-dowels on either end to help
lock it in, and help hold the footboard. The fence and footboard piece
can be removed just by lifting them.