Stephanie's Dresser/Changing Table

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Project by MadeinMT posted 02-02-2019 07:25 PM 1189 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is expecting her first child in a month or so and needed a changing table to complete her baby room. I built this mission-style dresser for that purpose. The dresser is loosely based upon a set of plans from I changed the dimensions to 44”L x 22”D x 36”H to suit my daughter’s available space. I also chose not to use plywood for the sides, instead resawing and beveling stock for the side panels. I also opted not to do through-tenons, I’m not very good at them and don’t care for the look. All material is quarter sawn white oak except the drawers are hemlock. My daughter picked the drawer pulls. The finish is dark walnut aniline dye, Waterlox sanding sealer, dark brown glaze applied then wiped off, and two coats of Waterlox satin finish.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 02-02-2019 10:07 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Ron!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 02-02-2019 11:40 PM

I like that!!

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#3 posted 02-03-2019 12:37 AM

Beautiful. What a special gift.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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#4 posted 02-03-2019 05:35 AM

That is beautiful! I really like the style, hardware, and finish too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 02-11-2019 04:11 AM

A dresser has always been the project that I have been wanting to complete but find it to be a little too overwhelming. I would love to gift it though as it is very practical with ample storage as well as a corner that everyone needs around the house to get ready every single day. Maybe I’ll pick up the courage one fine day.

-- Mel Brandle,

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#6 posted 02-26-2019 09:55 AM

If I had such skills in making storage cupboards like you, I would seriously consider starting a business! I reckon that if I had a passion for making things and there were people that appreciated the stuff that I was making enough to purchase my stuff, I would be happy making a living with it!

-- Paul Chau, manager at:

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