Changing Station / Dresser for my first granddaughter

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Project by SimonSKL posted 11-13-2009 01:47 AM 2243 views 2 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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#1 posted 11-13-2009 02:04 AM

Nicely built dresser.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 02:12 AM

Nice job and congrats on your first granddaughter.

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 02:47 AM

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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#4 posted 11-13-2009 03:19 AM

Great design and build on your dresser.

-- John @

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 04:38 AM

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… they ask for more pieces…............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 05:08 AM

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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#7 posted 11-13-2009 05:24 AM

The proportions and construction are top-notch!

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

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 05:37 PM

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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#9 posted 11-13-2009 07:09 PM

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

Great job!!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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