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Project by Jake posted 10-10-2013 04:21 PM 2543 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a changing table for our first son. I asked her what she wanted as far as shelving, drawers, etc. and I went from there to design this changing table. What she didn’t know was that I also designed it to have the top portion to come off so that when our son was older he could use it as his first dresser. I built this in late 2009 just prior to his arrival in 2010. We are currently using it for our second son who was born this year and it’s still in great shape. The best part was that it was inexpensive compared to the products out there.

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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#1 posted 10-10-2013 05:17 PM

Less expensive and built a heck of a lot better. Looks great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#2 posted 10-10-2013 05:47 PM

Thanks. Yes it’s survived one move and hundreds of diaper changes and everything that goes with them.

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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#3 posted 10-10-2013 08:01 PM

That looks really nice.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 01:45 AM

Thanks for your comment.

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 03:22 PM

are these an original design? It looks very nice. Did your wife request the moldings?

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 10-11-2013 04:00 PM

Thanks for your comment. It is an original design and she did not request the molding. I had used molding on projects in the past for looks and when I decided to make the top portion removable I found that the spare molding I had looked and functioned right for the dresser.

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 11:45 PM

Beautiful! The storage is very practical.

-- CassieT

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 03:29 AM

Thanks Cassie!

-- Jake, Papillion, Nebraska

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