Dresser and Mirror

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Project by kjwoodworking posted 01-15-2008 04:53 PM 2216 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a partial recycled wood project. I built this dresser and mirror for someone who bought one of the baby cribs I build. I have built a good many projects and refinished a lot of furniture for this lady, so when she asked me to build her a baby changing table for her expecting daughter. I knew I could not build a regular changing table that no one uses after the baby learns to use the potty. So I came up with the idea to build something that could be used for years to come. I made the dresser out of oak plywood, solid oak from old oak beams I have, and some cherry from a old fallen tree in the customer yard. I sprayed it with four coats of satin lacquer. She and her daughter loved it. She bought a pad with high sides for the top.

-- Kirk H. --

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 05:54 PM

Very nice. Great color.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 06:14 PM

Nice job…. looks great!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 01-15-2008 06:29 PM

What a great changing table. It looks wonderful. I love the selection of wood and your talents make a piece that will be around for many family generations. Thanks for sharing your talents.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 06:29 PM

Very nice, I’m certen they will pass this down as a family heirloom. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 06:33 PM

nicely done!

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

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#6 posted 01-16-2008 10:31 AM

Well done, looks great – but like I said about the canes posted by someone earlier – Glad I don’t need one :-)). But it is a great looking Changing Table.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 01-16-2008 04:38 PM

Hi all, thanks for the kind remarks. I can’t stress enough how glad I am I don’t need one of these myself and built it for someone else. I have 4 kids ages 3, 5, 14, 17 and love them all but hope the next baby in my house will be many years from now and a grand child.

-- Kirk H. --

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#8 posted 01-16-2008 07:07 PM

Very classy looking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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