I really love the Larkin Poiiery Barn Crib but I am concerened that they don't make such great furniture. Does anyone have any experiences with the kids furniture?
Thank you! I will take a look
Well, two things to think about with Pottery Barn (or any other) cribs. One, they all HAVE to be made to the same safety standards as any other crib. So, they're all equally as safe.
Two, Pottery barn cribs are made FOR them by manufacturers that you can find at Wal-Mart and stuff. The same crib manufacturers that you think of, ya know? They just do exclusive designs for PB kids.
When we went shopping for nursery furniture we worked with a sales person who really knew a lot of furniture safety. i can't recall the things he mentioned we should look for in cribs . . .but I do remember some things he told us about dressers. I imagine you'll purchase a dresser to match the crib.
When looking at dressers you want to check these things
1. Does the dresser have a bottom to it? You'd be surprised. Alot of dressers don't have a bottom, it's just the bottom of the drawers right there. Having an actual bottom is important because it adds sturdiness to the whole structure and it also keeps dust out from getting into all the drawers. This could be important for anyone who has allergies to dust. I bought bedroom furniture from Eddie Bauer before i learned all this, and my dresser doesn't have a bottom. We recently moved the dresser and when i took out the drawers i noticed all the dust that got up into the drawers. i was shocked!
2. Do the drawers have dovetailing along the sides? The sides of the drawers should attach to each other by dovetailing in the corners. So it kinda looks like if you interlace your fingers versus just gluing one side of the drawer to the other side by side.
3. Do the drawers have support beams along their bottom? The support beams along the bottom of the drawers is another sign of high quality furniture. It offers sturdiness and additional support for when your kids start climbing on things.
4. You also want to look at how the front of the drawer is attached to the body of the drawer. It shouldn't just be glued on. Kids will use the drawers to pull themselves up when they are learning to walk and also when they are climbing toddlers. If the front is simply glued on it could easily pop off.my guess is that if Pottery Barn follows the above with their dressers, then they probably follow equal measures of safety with their cribs.