Changing Dresser

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Project by ChickenChaser posted 11-12-2015 11:01 PM 453 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a changing table I made for my kids, well myself really. I adopted the plan from an issue of wood magazine. My wife and I are both 6 feet tall so I made it about 6-7 inches taller than the plan called for.

It’s made of birch plywood, and poplar for the trim. The top was made of the same material, at the time I was only using power tools, and attempts at using a hand plane were less than satisfactory. I think i did do a pretty good job at matching the trim to the top, and The miters turned out well.

I can’t remember exactly, but I believe it was stained with minwax red mahogany.

I have learned from this project two things. Everything always takes longer than I think, especially when you have kids on the way. And secondly, I hate European hinges.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 11-13-2015 02:12 AM

Nice piece of furniture. I’m sure it’s a well used project.

European hinges require a lot of fiddling. I would think they are forgiving due to the multiple adjustments available.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 11:39 AM

Nice work on your changing table. It looks like a piece to be handed down to your children. I like the curved back.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 01:30 PM

Thanks for the nice posts guys. I think with euro hinges it just comes down to lack of practice. I really wish I had used a test pice first. I wound up getting stuck with my positioning and in order to get it to open without snaging I’ve got a mcuh larger gap on one side than the other.
I must say that I have had it for 5 years now, and it has held up really well. And it is a back saver, being much taller than a standard changing table.

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