Essential Workstation for new Parents

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Project by Don posted 01-17-2007 01:43 PM 2521 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This infant’s changing table is constructed of pine, and all of the joints are mortise and tenon. It was a gift to my youngest daughter for her first child, my first Australian grandchild who is now four years old. It will soon go into service for her third child.

Here it is fully fitted out for action! Note the side box for holding creams and powders.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#1 posted 01-17-2007 02:06 PM

Hi Don;
—-congrartulations to you and your daughter on her third child on the way, as I know you must be very proud!!!

The changing table is very done very well, as you do all your wood work well. I like the use of pine here, pine to my way of thinking is still one of the ‘great woods’ of choice when making furniture.

What is the color shade and what is the finish? Also is that your signature on the top corner in the third photo?

Great piece of wood art Don, and one that is very useful!!!

-- --frank, NH,

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#2 posted 01-17-2007 03:51 PM

That’s the nicest Pine I’ve ever seen. What was the stain and finish?

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#3 posted 01-17-2007 04:07 PM

Now thats a workbench!

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#4 posted 01-17-2007 07:00 PM

Wow! Wish I’d had that when my little ones still needed it. Nice work!

-- Rookster, (

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#5 posted 01-17-2007 11:16 PM

Thanks, guys.

The finish is a blend of walnut and mahogany colored Watco stains covered with a polyurethane finish. It’s one of the few times I’ve used a poly finish – but realizing the purpose of the table, probably the best choice.

Quote Frank: Also is that your signature on the top corner in the third photo?
Yes, Frank, those are my initials. As this was one of my early woodworking pieces, I guess I was so proud of the results I wanted to add a maker’s mark. In retrospect, it should have been in a less obvious location. I know use either of these, depending on the piece.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 01-18-2007 12:43 AM

a family heirloom – form the LumberJocks-to-be.
I wish I could have provided that for my son when my granddaughter arrived.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 01-18-2007 03:08 AM

Nice, an essential item for a young family.

-- Marty Ohio

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#8 posted 07-01-2007 03:32 PM

Very nice Don….

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#9 posted 07-01-2007 03:47 PM

Don -

Somehow I missed this little gem. What a wonderful piece. I saw your initials on the corner as well and smiled as I thought of what must have been going thru your mind when you delivered this very special “workbench”!


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#10 posted 01-23-2009 09:06 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship on this one….totally functional unlike others I’ve seen here .Thanks for providing the link to yours on another similar item ….. Happy New Year to you and yours , Don : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 11-07-2011 05:59 PM

good job!

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