|Project by gatornick||posted 06-04-2010 07:53 PM||4049 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
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, www.timelessartistry.com