|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 01-05-2015 03:38 AM||1079 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
My daughter asked if I would build a changing table for their new son. Due to bad weather, and the baby’s arrival Dec 22nd, I didn’t get through with it in time. But he is a healthy little feller and she is doing great. Dad also.
We delivered it this weekend and set it up…and we just had to do a “Dry fit” to make sure the little guy fits properly. :-)
When the weather gets a little warmer and not as wet, I will spray the clear finish on the door and drawer fronts and go install them.
The sides and top are 3/4 inch Baltic Birch. The bottom and dividing wall are regular birch 3/4 inch plywood. The pad guard is 5/8 inch Birch hardwood. The face frame is also Birch hardwood as is the door frame. I used pocket screw construction to assemble the face frame. I also used pocket screws to attach the frame to the carcase…from underneath the bottom and from above the stretcher on top.
I attached the top to the frame by pre drilling a dozen holes in the top stretcher and then running the screws up into the top from underneath. If it ever needs to be removed, it will be a simple matter of removing the screws and just lift it off.
The drawer are 5/8 inch thick poplar milled from glued up panels. The drawer slides are full extension, soft close ball bearing variety and the door has Blum soft close hinges.
The finish consists of several steps. Antique Red Cherry dye was sprayed on the bare wood. Then Rustoleum Black Cherry stain was applied. After a seal coat of clear finish, General Finishes Van Dyke glaze was applied, then wiped off. Several more coats of finish (Parks Pro Finishes Crystal Clear Satin) were applied. We got the look we were after and my daughter loves it.
This project was also my first project to be designed using Sketchup. I have come a long ways in about two months. I couldn’t even draw a rectangle when I started. :-(
Thanks for looking.
Half blind dovetails for the drawers.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas