|Project by Don Broussard||posted 06-15-2014 12:13 AM||1537 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
My son and daughter-in-law were expecting a baby on June 24. However, Mother Nature had another plan and Baby Charlee was born on April 11. I had committed to building a changing table for the baby but with the revised schedule, the furniture piece had to move up on the to-do list. My son and I worked a few weekends on it and it was delivered about a week before Charlee went home. BTW, mother, baby and father are all doing fine.
The then-prospective parents saw a similar piece in a furniture store, so they took pictures and measurements. Since my daughter-in-law is left-handed, she wanted the “tower” on the left. We resized the drawers to their liking, and built the face frame, then built the cabinet itself, using pocket hole joinery, and the drawer boxes. The “client” wanted soft-close, full-extension drawer glides. I did get help installing the drawer glides because of the fast-track delivery and the fact that my installations were not going well (I hope that I can still keep my man-card.). The carcase is of birch plywood and the drawer fronts and the door are poplar. We knew from the beginning that they were going to paint the finished piece. The new parents did the painting and glazing.
Thanks for looking!
Pic 1—Finished and in service. I understand that it’s already too small!
Pic 2—New dad Jason doing some assembly work.
Pic 3—Delivered and as-yet unfinished project.
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