Changing Table #3: Moldings and Fronts

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 09-29-2008 12:33 AM 1772 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This weekend I ran all the moldings to finish up the case. The base and tops and the mold under the the tops. I finished up the base first. Its 4 1/2” tall and has mold ran on th the top edge about an inch tall. Here is a close up of the base.


The tops are Walnut FC and banded with a 2” wide piece of walnut that has a partial bullnose ran on it. Under the edge of the top is another mold that is 1” tall, its the base mold inverted. Here is a close up.


Here is a couple of full views from ther side and the front.



I started the drawer fronts and the door. Milled all the lumber, ran the profile on the parts, ran the slot for the panel. Got all the parts cut to length and jack mitered and doweled. I’ll work on getting the panels run Monday or Tuesday.


I hoping I can have the changing table done by the end of the week. Then I’ll be able to spend all my time working the crib.

Remember you click on the pictures to see a full view.

Love Dad/ Grandpa

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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John Gray

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#1 posted 09-29-2008 01:06 AM

Nice job what bits/bit did you use to do the moldings?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 09-29-2008 03:51 AM


This is going to be a gorgeous changing table. Your attention to detail is, as always, wonderful.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 09-29-2008 05:03 AM


You are a true Master.

Looking great.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#4 posted 09-29-2008 03:59 PM

Wow! I’m definitely going to be able to store a lot of stuff in this. It’s looking beautiful!!

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#5 posted 09-29-2008 07:04 PM

This is going to be a great looking changing table! I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product, especially how you finish the sides to make them match the face frame.
Also, how did you get the dowels to align between the rails and stiles? do you drill them before cutting the miters?
Thanks, Nick

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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#6 posted 09-30-2008 03:12 AM

John, no router bits were used. All the moldings was run on the shaper and most of them was run using just part of the knife.

BANick, All the parts were doweled after they were jack mitered with a horizontal doweling machine. You can see a picture of the machine used in my curved door blog.

Thanks for your comments guy’s.

Yeap Babe, it will hold plenty.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 09-30-2008 06:33 PM

Ok, thanks Les.

-- Nick, Fremont, CA.

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