Crib and Changing Table

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Project by BDR831 posted 01-25-2011 08:07 AM 3603 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my wife and I were pregnant with our first child and I get this crazy idea to build the crib. Well, the crib turned into a crib and a changing table. My father-in-law and wife’s cousin were a huge help (he’s the local high school wood shop instructor).

Both pieces are black walnut and red oak. The walnut was milled down from lumber from the family’s walnut ranch. The oak was unused flooring from another project. Projects took a long time, involved a lot of learning, and a few late nights (the baby was two weeks early so we really had to hustle at the end!).

Last picture shows the changing table in use by the little lady. We really liked the back accent piece, felt it gave the whole project a bit of soul. Got the plans from Rockler, but modified as needed. The walnut used from the family ranch was planted by my wife’s grandfather. Beautiful wood.

Great project. Glad it’s a hand-me-down so we don’t have to build another!

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 08:27 AM

Both pieces look great. The walnut being planted and used is just an awesome touch. I think you have a family heirloom.

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 03:00 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 03:35 PM

Looks great, what did you finish them with?

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 06:14 PM

Great job! Very nicely done. Congratulations! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 06:19 PM

@Michael – we finished it with a Golden Oak minwax stain and about 10 coats of polyurethane semigloss. We anticipated a lot of wear on the finish and didn’t want the stain to get worn down easily.

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