Changing Table

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Project by emetric posted 09-24-2009 04:20 AM 1911 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gift for a good friend and his wife, who were expecting their first child. After hearing the good news, I offered to build something for the new baby. This is is actually built from “recycled” material. I was fortunate enough to drive by as someone was throwing out some parts from a solid wood futon frame made of rubberwood. The carcass of this unit is of panel and frame construction, the panels, drawer faces, and drawer boxes are made of birch ply. The frames and top edging are rubberwood. The finish is minwax oil based stain and 3 coats oil based poly.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 04:38 AM

Great Lookin Changing table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 04:45 AM

Extremely nice gift!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 04:57 AM

Very nice gift. Never heard of rubberwood. What midwest native species would it compare to? BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 05:22 AM

OK I admit it, I don’t know that is exactly rubberwood. But it is the “renewable” wood that solid wood furniture from stores like target is constructed from. I once heard someone refer to it as rubberwood so that is what I have referred to it as ever since.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 12:52 PM

Great work!

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 04:51 PM

I have 2 end tables made from Rubberwood. Do a google and you will see it is an actual tree found in Asia. Wikipedia has an article as well as many other sites.

Nice changing table BTW.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 09-25-2009 04:43 AM

RexMcKinnon, thanks for the clarification. Really is Rubber Wood.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 09-25-2009 07:01 AM

Very nice chest and use of recycled wood: )

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#9 posted 09-29-2009 04:16 PM

I like what you have done but the pictures don’t show the detail on the top. more pics please.

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