How to Make Table Corner Protectors
Once you have a child, you understand that there is nothing more important on this planet than keeping him or her safe.
Therefore, as soon as you bring your baby at home, you start realizing that he or she will grow up very quickly and will start crawling around the house.
This is one of the moments when a lot of thoughts appear in your mind and you realize that you need to baby-proof your house. What is one of the first concerns when it comes to baby-proofing your house?
The table corners are some of the most dangerous because they can hurt your child very seriously.
How to Make Table Corner Protectors on a Low Budget
I do not know about you, but when I bought my house and took care of the interior design, I did not think of how dangerous the tables can actually be for my future child.
When I finally moved into my new house, I was so excited that I used a lot of furniture made of wood combined with glass. My interior designer created a futuristic design for my entire house and I was extremely happy when I saw the final result.
Now, after a couple of years, I still think what was in my mind when I chose such a sophisticated and sensitive material for my furniture.
After 2 years since my house was ready, my baby came into our lives and changed everything radically. As soon as I brought her home, there was one thought that hit me.
What am I going to do when my baby is going to be on the move and will start crawling all around the house? The first idea that came into my mind was to buy baby fences and to try to keep her in her room as much as possible.
But would I be able to do this? Of course not! I want my kid to enjoy the house that I build for our family. Moreover, I want her to get familiar with the environment around her.
While I totally agree with the baby fences that keep the kids away from the dangerous areas, I do not agree with the idea to use a fence that will keep your baby in his or her room most of the time.
Therefore, I understood that I needed to find a different solution to prevent my baby from getting hurt on the sharp edges and corners. As I mentioned above, I have some furniture items that are made also of glass.
In their case my decision was radical. I replaced them with wooden pieces. However, the edges and sharp corners were still there. I had to do something about it.
This is why I started checking online for some corner protectors that will help me calm down. As soon as I typed on Google what I needed, I was shocked to see the variety of models that were available online.
However, the variety of models was not the only thing that I noticed. I was also surprised by the prices asked for such simple components.
Even though I am the type of person that puts his child’s safety and happiness above anything, I am also the type of parent who likes to spend the money wisely.
Therefore, once I found some models online, I had a look at the materials they were made of and the mechanism they were using. I immediately realized that what seemed to be an innovative solution, it is actually something very simple that can be done by anyone.
On top of that, I made a short calculation and I discovered that if I would design the table corner protectors by myself, I would spend half or even less than the prices found online. This made me take the final decision. I took my bag and went to the store to buy the materials that I needed.
DIY Table Corners Protectors
As soon as I decided to go to the store to buy the materials necessary for my project, I immediately realized that the look of my furniture will be affected. It did not even matter if I would buy a table corner kit or if I would do it myself.
It was obvious that my furniture and my entire house would not look the same anymore. On the other side, there was one thought encouraging me to go and buy the materials.
I was not a careless parent, nor a selfish one. So I would rather ruin a bit my house’s look than having my child hurt by one of the corners. Keeping this in mind, I knew that I made the right decision and I went to buy what I needed.
When you decide to create the table corner protectors by yourself, you think of materials that are easy to use, being at the same time resistant and helping you in protecting your child. This is why my list was rather short and contained the materials below.
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