Changing table

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Project by rhett posted 10-27-2008 10:39 PM 2358 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a changing table for a set of twins. I wanted to make use of a wide cherry board I had, but it had a split and knot in it. I butterflyed the split and added an extra one for asthetics. I then inlayed a disc over the cherry knot. The inlay is a bookmatched piece of crotch walnut. I explained this to the client as her being the inlay and the two butterflys being her future two sons. Of course I meant to do that!
The cabinet is once again recycled cherry and walnut, seeing as I have a barn full, most of my recent projects have been of said material. Two 8” deep cubbies on both sides with adjustable shelves and a dovetailed hard maples drawer sitting on blumotion slides. Doors also use blumotion as to be as kid friendly as possible. I put on 3 coats of gloss poly followed my a coat of satin to keep it from being to shiny. Should hold up to all the ones and twos….Thanks for looing.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#1 posted 10-27-2008 10:45 PM

Very nice. Great combination of woods..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-27-2008 11:22 PM

Wow, I really like the design and the top! Walnut and cherry together is one of my favorite combinations.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#3 posted 10-28-2008 01:33 AM

Great looking piece…wonderful wood combo.

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

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#4 posted 10-28-2008 02:17 AM

Very very beautiful table, nice finish and strong built.

Could you imagine your customer reaction if there were four split that you got to butterfly it?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 10-28-2008 03:12 AM

Rhett, this is really beautiful. I love the design and the inlays.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 10-28-2008 04:16 AM

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 10-28-2008 12:17 PM

Nice job! You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#8 posted 10-28-2008 12:37 PM


This is a beautiful piece. The wood combination is excellent and the inlays add a lot of visual interest to the piece.

Thanks for the post. I enjoyed seeing this piece.

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

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#9 posted 10-28-2008 03:25 PM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#10 posted 10-28-2008 05:49 PM


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

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#11 posted 08-23-2009 07:53 PM

Beautiful changing table.

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#12 posted 08-23-2009 08:44 PM

looks very nice wish it were mine.LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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