Assembly Instructions for a Pinehurst Drop-Side Crib

By Heather Heinzer

The Pinehurst crib from Babi Italia is a stationary side crib that you can use for your child from the time he is an infant until he reaches the point when needs a full size bed. Once you have assemble the pieces, you can easily convert it to a toddler bed, and later to a day bed, in less than 30 minutes. With only a Phillips screwdriver and the Allen wrench that is included in the packaging, you can have this crib ready for your infant in about an hour.

Crib Assembly

Attach the feet to the headboard and footboard of the crib. Insert one foot into each pre-drilled hole on the bottom of the headboard and footboard and turn the feet clockwise until they are tight.

Attach the stabilizer bars to the sides of the crib. To do this, you will first place the barrel nuts into the side of the stabilizer bars that face the middle of the crib. Make sure the nuts are lined up so the holes line up with the pre-drilled holes on the stabilizer bars and the slotted side of the barrel nut is to the inside of the crib. Place a nylon washer on the eight longest Allen head bolts and insert the bolts in each of the holes along the outside of the sides, making sure the washer is on the outside. Tighten the Allen bolts by inserting the Allen wrench and turning clockwise until the bolts are secure.

Attach the spring frame to the stabilizer bars. Insert a Phillips head screw through the holes along the front and back of the stabilizer bars and through the support brackets on the spring. Secure them in place by attaching a wing nut on the inside of the stabilizer bars. After you have the wing nuts finger tight, hold them with one hand while using the Phillips screwdriver to finish tightening the screws.

Position the headboard at the rear of the crib. Use the 2-inch Allen bolts to secure the headboard to the sides of the crib. Place the bolts through the headboard and into the pre-drilled holes on the unfinished ends of the sides. Use the Allen wrench to turn the bolts clockwise until they are secure.

Install the footboard onto the front of the crib by aligning the six pre-drilled holes on the footboard with the holes at the front of the crib sides. Insert Allen bolts in the holes and use the Allen wrench to tighten the bolts.

Toddler Bed Conversion

Remove the footboard from the crib by turning the six Allen bolts counterclockwise. Insert the shortest Allen bolts into the top two holes and turn them clockwise until they are secure. Place end caps on the inside of the top hole on the sides to seal the hole.

Remove the feet from the footboard by turning them counterclockwise. Attach the feet to the bottom of both sides of the crib by turning the feet clockwise until they are tight.

Align the toddler bed rail with the holes on the sides of the crib. Use four of the Allen bolts you removed from the footboard to attach the rail to the sides. To do this, insert the bolts in the holes and use the Allen wrench to turn them clockwise until they are tight.

Daybed Conversion

Remove the toddler rail by turning the Allen screws counterclockwise until the rail comes away from the sides of the crib.

Install the shortest Allen bolts into each of the four holes that were securing the toddler rail. Turn the bolts counterclockwise with the Allen wrench until they are tight.

Seal the inside of each hole by placing an end cap into each opening.

About the Author

Heather Heinzer is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She has been writing professionally since 2008 and has been featured in "Parents for Parents" magazine. She is planning to return to the University of Wisconsin-Rock County to obtain a degree in communications.