|Project by wuddoc||posted 01-31-2009 05:28 AM||2167 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My sister wanted a changing table for her grandchild. My nephew and his wife drop the baby off when they want to have some time to their own. Her condo is small and a full size changing table is out of the question. After some design considerations and searches on the internet it was decided that a folding leg unit to slide under the bed was best. When the table is folded it slides on the glides attached to the leg rails via dowels. This keep the underside of the table from scraping the floor.
The table ended up requiring a diagonal cross base as the table wobbled in the opened position. The large knobs were used for ease of turning. Because repeated removal of traditional screws in wood destroys the drilled hole metal inserts were used with wood threads on the outside and 1/4-20 machine threads on the inside.
The wood is cottonwood with a red mahogany wiping stain, raw umber glaze, three coats of vinyl sealer hand sanded between coats, and then wool-lubed for finish protection.