I'm a DIY-er, so I designed the crib using materials I could buy anywhere, and used tools that you might already own. It might not have been cheaper than finding one on Craigslist, but it was an amazing experience.
Clear, often humorous instructions, written as if I was standing there talking you through it. Fully illustrated!
Hand-drawn technical drawings of the crib that I built, to serve as a reference, or a basis for your own designs and modifications.
I made a couple of bonehead decisions when I was doing this. I save you the trouble, heartache, and embarassment.
There is very little that compares to the feeling of looking at your offspring taking their first nap in a piece of furniture you wrought with your own two hands.