Baby Dresser/Changing Table

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Project by RickInTexas posted 05-16-2007 01:43 AM 2718 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the project I finished a little while ago. It is a dresser and a changing table for the little one. It is made primarily of cherry with maple accents. It is finished with many coats of semi-gloss laquer (actually forget how many). It has deep drawers with full extension slides. The top rail is made of three, 1” thick pieces, then screwed from beneath the top.

I’m currently putting together the crib that will closely match the style.

-- Rick - Spring, TX

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#1 posted 05-16-2007 02:34 AM

That’s a nice piece. The accents really add to it’s appeal. Thanks for posting!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 05-16-2007 02:50 AM

Great Rick. Are changing table pads a standard size like cradle mattresses?

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#3 posted 05-16-2007 03:22 AM

Beautiful piece Rick, I like the two-tone…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#4 posted 05-16-2007 03:38 AM

I love the mayple accents and with six large drawers, it must be plenty large. I can’t wait to see the crib, it’s going to be breath taking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 05-16-2007 04:35 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. To answer your question Karson, most changing table pads are a standard 16” wide. I made the top to have 18” from the front edge to the back railing to allow an extra buffer space. It also worked well with the proportions of the piece.

I forgot to mention in the heading, this was the largest piece that I built with the entire structure being solid wood. Before it was always plywood carcass with a face frame. It was also one of the only projects I’ve done without having every little detail drawn out before beginning, which is a big accomplishment for the “anal” side of me.

-- Rick - Spring, TX

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#6 posted 05-16-2007 06:02 AM

Rick this is wonderful woodworking. I really like the touch with the layered top railing. Outstanding! This is something you should copyright.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 05-16-2007 12:08 PM

great design and creation.
Congrats on the first “with little detail drawn out before beginning”—that must have been nerve-wracking

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#8 posted 05-16-2007 01:37 PM

Great job … I’m just curious … what does the baby turn into?

::: hummin’ :::

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#9 posted 05-16-2007 04:08 PM

Outstanding piece!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 05-16-2007 11:25 PM

Nice work Rick! I’m a big fan of contrasting woods. I’d like closer look at the side panels, they look interesting.

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#11 posted 05-16-2007 11:37 PM

Looks outstanding! Love the two tone.

-- David,

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#12 posted 05-17-2007 04:25 AM

Yes, very nice… the side panels, they don’t quite look like alternating strips. Is that one, or a couple carefully selected pieces with contrasing color and figure?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#13 posted 05-06-2011 08:22 PM

Very nice piece… And congrats on the need for it!

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