Changing Table for First Granddaughter

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Project by cowboyup3371 posted 10-18-2021 02:19 AM 551 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Daughter asked me to build a changing table for her after the one she bought from Amazon broke as they tried to assemble it. Unfortunately, she asked this of me on August 1st and my first granddaughter was due Sep 29th. So, I spent two months working anywhere from 4 (after work) to 10 hours (weekends) a day on this. Sadly, my granddaughter arrived two weeks, 1 Oct, before I could deliver it but everyone is happy with it.

With the exception of the obvious hinge or slide, the only screws that can be found on this thing hold the front shelves and the back scroll work bracket in place. Otherwise, there are 28 mortise and tenon joints (bought a mortiser for them) plus four sets of hand cut dovetails and half lap joinery in this project. I put a LED light strip with a dimmer behind the scroll work so the daughter doesn’t have to use the overhead light at night. And I had to use unicorns for the drawer liners as no one anywhere sells fairy paper. But, they are both magical so it works (hahaha)

The hamper and pad are from the Amazon piece of junk that broke

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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#1 posted 10-18-2021 02:31 PM

Cowboy Up,

Very nice job on the changing table. The scroll saw work must have taken a bunch of time.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#2 posted 10-18-2021 04:09 PM

beautiful cabinet and the scroll work makes it so very personal

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 10-18-2021 06:40 PM

Really custom…

That’s going to be passed down for generations and greatly appreciated…

Beautiful build…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-19-2021 01:28 AM

That is pretty cool with the flip up shelves and the scroll work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 10-19-2021 03:05 AM

Thank you all

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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#6 posted 10-19-2021 01:32 PM

Thats a beautiful changing table. I hope it gets used for many generations to come!

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