Wood magazine crib and changing table

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Project by gatornick posted 06-04-2010 07:53 PM 6536 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the Wood Magazine set I made for our first little one. All construction processes are almost identical to the plans. I just changed the style a little. They are out of QSWO. Unfortunately the sides of the changing table are just birch ply. I dyed them to match for now so it is usable, but eventually I am going to paint it with this special brown pearlescent paint I have. It will be a little unconventional, but I think it will be a cool look. The drawers are out of 5/8” cherry constructed with simple rabbett joints with brass screws. I used 3/4” plywood for the back panel and the drawer bottoms because I got some for free, but I actually like the heft. I think it adds some stability. If you look at the front of the table you will see I have a big gap between the top drawer and the table top. I miscalculated the drawer fronts while glueing up the lumber, but you can’t really see it when you are standing up looking at it. The finish is transtint dye, a mixture of mission brown and brown mahogany, followed up by sprayed on lacquer. I like the color, but I need to get a little more even in my application, and I need to pop the QS rays a bit more (maybe sanding after dye application). I will definately practice more on my finishes. The good thing is the wife loves it.

-- Nick, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 08:37 PM

a Great looking Crib it is a fine build Nick looks wonderful

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 09:56 PM

Nick, That makes a great looking set for the little one. The drawers boxes in Cherry is something different for me, but sure looks good. Nice job.

-- John @

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 01:23 AM

Nice looking set of baby furniture. Very nicely done. I am finishing up a crib and starting a 6 drawer dresser. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 02:21 AM

Very nice, I am sure one of these days I will have to build something like this for my grand kids. Hopefully not for quite a while though.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 02:50 AM

Nice set of furniture. Passing down furniture is a joy. We did an unfinished dresser for a changing table for our two young’uns. Obviously, needs to be waterproof.

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 04:23 AM

Nice looking crib and changing table.

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#7 posted 06-09-2010 06:40 PM

That is very good work. It would be nice if i could get a set like this done before our next kid arrives. Good Job!

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 03:45 PM

Wow, that looks great! How did you paint the walls in that nursery? It looks really good!

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#9 posted 10-09-2013 03:52 PM

Nick, these are both nice practical projects and look great too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 02-06-2015 07:55 AM


Do you happen to have plans for this crib and change table drawers?

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