nusery dresser/changing table

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Project by asmitty posted 02-05-2010 03:25 AM 1489 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one is a few years old. I made it in preparation for my wife and I’s first child. My wife was hoping for a crib, but I felt a little safer trying to make the dresser. So we found a few pictures of dresser’s that we liked in magazines and I went to work. Since I didn’t have any plans for this dresser I experimented with a couple kinds of joints and methods of construction. I can’t say that I was completely happy with the results, or rather how it all fit together. But overall I think it turned out okay. The dark wood you see is Wenge, an exotic african wood. Another one of my experiments with this project. I learned a lot on this project and that’s I think what’s most important. The main part of the dresser is made from red elm.

-- even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until he starts to work...

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 03:39 AM

Great looking changing dresser, great looking grain in that elm.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 03:41 AM

The wenge makes a very nice effect.

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 03:57 AM

Nice changing dresser.

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 08:08 AM

Nice work good build.

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 08:59 PM

Nice changing table. Smart build, once there is no more changing you still have a nice dresser to use. You can’t really do anyhting with those dedicated open style changing tables once the kids are grown up.

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

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