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Changing Station / Dresser for my first granddaughter

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Project by SimonSKL posted 1750 days ago 1274 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first child (a girl) next January. I want to build something for my first grand-daughter that can go beyond as baby furniture. This changing station / dresser has a removable tray for diaper changing. Once the tray is removed, it will serve as a regular dresser which I hope will grow with the child. This is a design that the parents like and they wanted it white. Since it was going to be painted, I chose poplar as the solid wood and birch plywood for the panels and tray bottom. Top of the dresser is 1” thick solid poplar edge joined together. Finish is 3 spray coats of Dutch Boy Ultra White Satin over a primer, then two coats of Minwax water-based Polycrylic clear satin. Thanks for looking.

-- Simon, Danville, IL





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woodworm

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#1 posted 1750 days ago

Nicely built dresser.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1750 days ago

Nice job and congrats on your first granddaughter.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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rsladdwoodworks

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#3 posted 1750 days ago

it look better the one my son is look at for $150.00 and your has one thing go for it is granddad’s love is in this one .if my son lived closer I would make one for him

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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huff

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#4 posted 1750 days ago

Great design and build on your dresser.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 1750 days ago

Nice idea, and good job. No way could they buy something to precisely fit their needs, and of this quality. And if they are like most young parents, not a whole lot of money to burn. It’s a simple exterior design, that should fit other child’s furniture well….....bet they ask for more pieces…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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lobro4

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#6 posted 1750 days ago

The fact that it came from Grandpa will make it worth millions. Great work and congratulations.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1750 days ago

The proportions and construction are top-notch!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1749 days ago

Looks great. Great idea for the removable changing table.

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

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Dennis_MGWW

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#9 posted 1749 days ago

Very nice! I made a similar one when my first was born.

Great job!!

-- Dennis, http://www.maplegrovewoodworks.com/ http://twitter.com/#!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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