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Changing Table Build.. #2: Now time for something completely different..

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 05-15-2013 05:56 PM 908 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Getting Started Part 2 of Changing Table Build.. series Part 3: Coming along now.. »

OK, so the original plan has hit some bumps and our DR has moved our due date up to this Sunday so we need a changing table and we need one yesterday.

I was at HD this morning picking up a small piece of plywood to fix a glider footstool with and I saw in their bargain bin some “Espresso” particle board shelves which are the same color as our crib and this gave me some ideas. I grabbed 5 of those and some culled lumber and today it will somehow become a changing table that will hold us over till the radio cabinet conversion is finished.

So here is what I have to work with plus a few cut offs from my work in progress workbench build… lets see what we can build from this… Total spent on lumber.. $30.

Any ideas? This has to get done in the next couple of days..

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"



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Don W

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 06:00 PM

I’ve got nothing but faith. Just start building and let the material guide you.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 06:07 PM

Wow, talk about time crunch!! Get on after it Eric.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Don W

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 06:36 PM

My daughters got changing tables and still uses the kitchen table. It drives my wife nuts.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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ChrisK

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 07:51 PM

My used the the top of the washing machine 8 out 10 times. The changing table was upstairs and the washing machine down stairs. Just make sure everything is covered at all times and keep you mouth closed!

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 09:17 PM

We just used the dresser in the baby’s room. Any flat surface you can tack the changing pad to will do. I’d just put it together with half lap joints and glue. So it looks a little nicer than 2×4’s nailed together. Maybe it can serve as a joinery bench afterwards.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 09:17 PM

Or a sharpening station?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Tim

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 02:55 AM

I thought you had a radio cabinet to use for this? Couldn’t bear to rip it apart could you? :) Definitely put one downstairs if you have a two story. One in the nursery upstairs sounds great but it’s not practical as the only one. If you eventually have a second child the other may not cooperate. Or for blowouts, yeah. We put changing pads on dressers as well. Not real classy to have a dresser in the family room, but there wasn’t time to do anything better. All the drawers came in handy for storage of bibs, burp rags, wipes, diapers, extra outfits, you name it.

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#8 posted 05-17-2013 01:21 PM

Tim – I was going to use that cabinet but it is too big to work in the room. It will eventually get used elsewhere in the house but probably as a .. well radio cabinet.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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