Nursery change station

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Project by demonts posted 03-04-2010 06:58 AM 2231 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Change station for the nursery that I designed using Sketchup.

The end result was not exactly the same as the original design, but it better suited the baskets that my wife had already purchased. The station is made out of maple and then I used an aniline dye and gel stain to get it to a reasonably consistent Cappuccino colour to match the crib. Twelve 2.5” screws hold the straps to the wall (all in studs). This won’t come down.

Job done and I still have a month before the baby arrives!

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#1 posted 03-04-2010 07:06 AM

Very nice design and the finish is great. Even if you have a COUPLE of Babies, you still have lots of room. ...LOL…


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 03-04-2010 09:05 AM

I am so glad that I don’t do diapers anymore!!!!!

Nice job, Iam sure that your wife appreciates it.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 03-04-2010 09:41 AM

Cool design, very nicely built. I like the colour, and the finish is…so niceeeeeeee…! Great work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-04-2010 11:23 AM

Looks great, never enough room for baby stuff.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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Jeff Dubofsky

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#5 posted 03-04-2010 05:50 PM

I really like the color….I’m building a small side table out of pine and would like to do a similar finish. I’ve never used the aniline dye or gel stain you mentioned. Any resources that would help with the application of the dye? I would imagine I’d first have to seal the soft pine for an even application?

Great looking piece and congratulations on the coming new addition to the family!

-- jdubo, Hartland Wisconsin..."If you see a flaw in my work take a (big) step back!"

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#6 posted 03-04-2010 08:19 PM

Nice setup. Even after they outgrow diapers it can still be used for storage.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 03-05-2010 04:28 AM

Excellent job. Your design is simple but elegant and very functional too. Thanks for sharing!

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