Published on March 15th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Ektorp Tullsta to Rocking Chair Using Spare Crib Parts

Materials: Ektorp Tullsta, Spare Crib Parts, Screws

Description: I had a Tullsta chair I loved, it was just the right size for our nursery but I really wanted a rocking chair. I’m super cheap though so I went digging in the garage for something I could use as rocker runners. I discovered an old drop-side crib a friend wanted to take to the dump awhile back so I had asked if I could have it knowing I’d use the parts for something.

The sides had decorative curves (see photo above) so I took one side apart to get to 2 matching curved pieces. I then cut those curved pieces down to the right length. I determined the right length by cutting off anything that would get in the way of it rocking. That turned out to be just the right size. (photo below shows remaining scraps)

I then measured and cut other spare parts from that same piece of the crib to secure the rocker runners exactly parallel then screwed the whole setup into the bottom of the Tullsta chair (minus the legs).

I flipped the chair back over, scooted up my homemade rolling footstool, grabbed the baby and rocked him to sleep.

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~ Julie, Seattle, WA

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Jules Yap

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3 Responses to Ektorp Tullsta to Rocking Chair Using Spare Crib Parts

  1. Anonymous says:

    thats cute, but im wondering since the sides are decorative, how long do you think they will last with all the pressure and weight? cause they are ment for looks and not for all the weight. i guess worst come to worse you can also just use the other side of the crib and remake them :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    What a great idea. I got an old crib that someone was throwing away and I snagged it. Mainly for the side railings to use as a dryer rack, but now I now what to do with the rest of it…thank you

  3. Anonymous says:

    That is so cool and imaginative! mucho kudos to you.

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