Changing table/dresser

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Project by IcemanSam posted 09-17-2008 07:10 PM 1276 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a changing table with a removeable top I built for my brother and his wife’s brand new baby girl, their first. With the top removed it will then be a dresser. I loved the plan (seemed easy for a first big project, though I found this to be false) and my sister-in-law wanted it as soon as I suggested the project. I delivered it yesterday just hours before the baby was brought home from the hospital. The wood is red oak and it is stained with a honey pine and a glossy poly as requested by the new owners. The contrasting colors are amazing with the color variations in the oak. I wasn’t sure about the stain color until it dried and was very pleasantly surprised. It was my first big project and am happy with the results, as are the new mom and dad.

-- Sam, Texas

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#1 posted 09-17-2008 07:32 PM

Looks great! The key now is to figure out how to re-use the top for another project as soon as the baby grows out of it! I’m thinking a cutting board might be out…

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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#2 posted 09-17-2008 07:39 PM

Nice piece. How is the changing table part connected to the dresser?

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#3 posted 09-17-2008 07:56 PM

Thank you for the nice commments.
Icemizer…the back of the changing top extends below the dresser top in the back. It is simply attached with screws to the back of the dresser.

-- Sam, Texas

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#4 posted 09-17-2008 08:09 PM

Great project ! I like the grain pattern of the door panel and the drawers, very pleasing.
By the time the first baby grows out of it, hopefully the second one would be there to take over..LOL
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 09-17-2008 09:36 PM

It’s nice to see a smaller changing table. I’m used to only seeing the larger than this, ones.

Good job.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 09-17-2008 10:28 PM

Excellent job! I love the grain on red oak.

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

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#7 posted 09-17-2008 10:48 PM

You did good Sam!

-- Kirk H. --

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#8 posted 09-17-2008 11:47 PM

That looks really nice. I like that you built in the dual purpose, and you can’t go wrong with oak.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#9 posted 09-20-2008 04:59 AM

Thanks for all the wonderful comments.

-- Sam, Texas

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