Changing Table / Dresser

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Project by extremehobbiest posted 07-13-2010 04:17 AM 1564 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dresser / changing table recently completed for my grandson who was born June 29th and is my first project posted on LJ. It is constructed of cherry. I bookmatch veneered the end panels and stained them before gluing up in the frame. The bottom two drawer fronts were bookmatched. The top drawer front has sapwood that I am a bit disappointed with but, was forced to use it because I ran short of material. (Note to self – next time have plenty of material on hand.) I used Blum Tandem slides with Blumotion.

I turned the knobs with tenons and glued and wedged them on the front drawer panels. Shown is the backside of one of my test knobs without glue in a piece of poplar. It is so tight, I cannot pull it out. I learned a lesson during assembly. When driving the wedge in and the impact sound changes, don’t hit it again. I broke one of the knobs but couldn’t pull out the wedge or the knob. I ended up drilling it out and used one of the two spare knobs.

This was also my first use of a box within framework construction. It is a pretty tight fit all the way around. This took a lot of jockeying to get into position and some gentle mallet induced encouragement. The framework is 2 inch stock and consists of a number of double floating tenons. There are 28 M&T in the framework.

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 04:25 AM

Nice dresser, I like the proportions. Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 05:57 AM

A wonderful looking dresser and the build info is terriffic! Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 07:46 AM

A really very good job, like it very much!!
Thank you for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#4 posted 07-13-2010 02:21 PM

Beautiful!! Great job, thanks for the building info.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 07-13-2010 03:02 PM

Very nice, this is exactly what I’m looking for, for my son. Did you build from a plan? Can you share? :)

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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#6 posted 07-13-2010 06:41 PM

Beautiful work.

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#7 posted 07-13-2010 06:57 PM

Nice build!
Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#8 posted 07-13-2010 11:59 PM

Jeff – I did not build from a plan or sketch which is unusual for me. It was all in my head and I pretty much knew what I wanted it to look like. Overall dimensions are 48” wide, 36” tall, and 20” deep. Top drawer 6” tall, and bottom 2 drawers are 9” tall.

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