Convertible Changing Table

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Project by dewoodwork posted 07-28-2007 10:02 PM 2977 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed and built this changing table for our Son before he was borne in “06”. The basic shapes where inspired by a commercial design my Wife liked and would have probably purchased had I not offered my idea to make a convertible version. My version is designed to convert to a small chest of drawers when the changing table is outgrown. It can easily be converted back again if the need arises. This was also my first project to noticed and accepted by Woodcraft Magazine and is featured in issue 13 Nov 06 project #57.

The project features Q-sawn white oak, Mahogany and mahogany crotch veneer. Thanks for looking.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#1 posted 07-28-2007 10:49 PM

Very nice work. You seem to like those two contrasting woods.

They do look cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 07-29-2007 12:15 AM

Very nice and you got published to boot. Pretty cool. Great idea, and very nice looking covertible. jockmike

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#3 posted 07-29-2007 12:25 AM

great design. especially straight on. where did the idea come from ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 07-29-2007 06:28 AM


Nice project. Great work!


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#5 posted 07-29-2007 08:04 AM

Very, very nice woodworking art Dewayne!!!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 07-29-2007 01:19 PM

As soon as I saw this one, I knew it was yours. You have a very distinctive style. I tend to look at the pictures first before I read the copy. I was confused and wasn’t sure what I was looking at. Does it have one drawer or four?

When I read that is was an infant’s changing table, I was blown away. This is a terrific design and far nicer that any I’ve previously seen. I like the concept of being able to convert it to a small chest. It certainly prolongs the useful life of the project.

Very nice, Dewayne.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#7 posted 07-29-2007 05:23 PM

Thanks for the comments all.
Don, In the first pic it has one drawer and two open shelves as well as a front rail to help prevent baby from rolling off. When converted to the chest of drawers three more drawers are added and the front rail removed (Dry fit mortise and tenon) and a hardwood top added. Or use as many drawers as you like for changing table mode. My wife likes the open shelves for easy access.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#8 posted 07-30-2007 07:59 PM

Masterfully done! You are a true professional.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 07-31-2007 07:20 PM

That is just beautiful. This is a really great project! Thanks for posting it!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 07-31-2007 07:22 PM

Why didn’t I see this before I had to buy 2 changing tables! Beautiful work and wonderful to have something for a lifetime (like the kids)!


-- Karrie

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#11 posted 01-25-2009 05:44 PM

This is a great design. A wonderful job.

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#12 posted 11-29-2009 10:53 PM

Foresight is a good thing. The piece can grow as all youngsters do. Good job keep up the good work.

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#13 posted 11-29-2009 10:57 PM

A great build and outstanding convertable design.

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#14 posted 01-26-2010 12:54 AM

very cool design and good way of thinking ahead for future use… well done

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#15 posted 06-10-2010 12:47 AM

Very impressive I love the choice of woods thankyou for sharing a great project

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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