Portable Changing Room - Finished but not Finished

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Project by Siegel_KenEvil posted 09-01-2010 06:23 AM 8212 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Need some help with this one. It’s a changing room for my daughter’s dance competitions. This isn’t a work of art. I’ve got exposed plywood edges everywhere but I do want to put a quick finish on it. I am hoping I can wipe on an oil and call it a day. My concern is that I used solid mahogany and birch(?) plywood. Do I have to treat/finish them differently? I’m new to mahogany and all I know so far is it makes you cough a lot.


-- Scott

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 10:02 AM

I would use Watco oil. It comes in natural, medium or dark. Put on two coats and then paste wax. Works the same on solid and plywood. This is qiute a design. Is it yours or did you find plans for it? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 11:40 AM

Ingenuity is the mother of invention. Cool idea.

Even ply is wood. I like the wax also, unless I use lacquer. Poly never truly hardens.

Deft clear brush on lacguer dries in about 30 mins.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 11:40 AM

I’m going to look into lacquer. Don’t know anything about it. The oil / wax sounds more fool proof.

I didn’t have a design, just the dimensions of how small it needed to be to fit in a trunk. That’s why it’s kind-of thrown together (exposed plywood edges). I figured it out as I built it.

-- Scott

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 11:42 AM

I cant delete this comment!

-- Scott

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 02:59 PM

Looks great. How about some dimensions and or drawing? This idea could be used for many things I think. Very unique!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 03:36 PM

No drawings but the stored dimensions are 24” high, 30” wide and 8” deep. I used 22” drawer slides so the open height must be about 68”. The depth of the upper and lower unit is 3” each.

-- Scott

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 06:44 PM

changingroom noway its a spraybooth….lol

nice job

thanks for posting :-)


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#8 posted 09-01-2010 07:55 PM

Really nice.
Cool idea.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 02:36 AM

Great idea, very ingenious. You daughter must be very happy with the results.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#10 posted 05-04-2013 03:09 PM

Changing room?......Spray booth?.......Looks a lot like a collapsible head/shower for the deck of my pontoon boat to me. ;-)

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