A custom wooden hut enclosure for sleep and play.
It’s hard to believe our first grandchild recently turned one. He’s growing out of his gender-neutral nursery by the minute, so DD2 and I have started a folder of possible “big boy” beds. While neither of us have a slanted ceiling to work with (Gigi’s house needs a big boy bed too), this one strikes my fancy. It’s enclosed, for the most part, like a toddler bed. But unlike regular toddler beds, it would keep the area darker – better suited for sleeping past sunrise. DD2 will love that. The cabin doorway has a curtain that can be closed for an even more cocoon effect. A sliding barn-style door with cut-outs for closing would be fun too. Mr Shops said the side panels are one piece, routed at angles to look like assembled boards. In other words, it’s actually pretty easy to build. Storage drawers in the base feature circular cut-outs for little fingers, and the base could be made lower to the floor for a safer landing. The green short shag rug replicates grass, while the beams and wide board floors add to the outdoor feel. I’m not sure this one will make it to the short list, but it certainly is a neat idea.