Changing table/dresser combo

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Project by DaveLikeGolf posted 01-02-2008 06:07 PM 3014 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my second completed project. It’s a changing table/dresser combo based on the design from the December/January 2006/2007 issue of Wood. I constructed it out of mahogany and finished it with Minwax Polyshades Bombay Mahogany. As I said in my first project here, I don’t like this product, but was under a time constraint and decided I’d try it anyway. The final result wasn’t awful, but my eyes sure do track to the imperfections in the finish when I look at it. My wife assures me the average person won’t notice, but I’ll always know!
Anyway, it was a fun project for my new daughter (due end of Jan, beginning of Feb). This weekend I started on the crib that accompanied this project in Wood Magazine. I’ve completed the legs and feel pretty confident so far. I’ll post pics as soon as I complete it!

-- David, Lakeland, FL - GO BOLTS!!!

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#1 posted 01-02-2008 06:46 PM

Looks first class. Don’t forget that each of us can be our own worst critic.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#2 posted 01-02-2008 06:58 PM

just another month. How exciting.

I’m so glad I’m not a perfectionist (well, I’m told that I really am, I just compensate by pretending not to care.. or so I’m told)...
imperfections in the finish— indicates the love put into it rather than “bought off the shelf” furniture.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-02-2008 07:20 PM

Looks Great! as a man told me once.
It’s not what you do
it’s not how well you do it
it’s not the time it takes
It’s the use and feeling you get when it done
that make even the mistakes GREAT!

-- Marty Ohio

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#4 posted 01-02-2008 07:55 PM

Beautiful changing table!

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

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#5 posted 01-02-2008 10:25 PM

I like the color and drawer pulls. I built the same changing table (wood mag) except I did mine in pine with poly. It looks like you did a good job on bending some wood. That was an interesting part of the project for me. I haven’t posted mine yet, as I need to remember to snap a pic of it but maybe seeing this one will get me motivated to snap that shot. We used pine because we were lucky and got a steal of a deal on a pine crib. I was originally going to make one but found one for just 40 more than my cost to make one. I was going to make the one in the wood mag to go along with it. Remember to learn from your mistakes. The harder I try to be perfect, the worse my projects turn out. I noticed that if I stopped pointing out mistakes, nobody else ever sees them.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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#6 posted 01-02-2008 10:30 PM

Timber, I definitely want to see that. Please post pics!

-- David, Lakeland, FL - GO BOLTS!!!

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#7 posted 01-02-2008 10:49 PM

I’ve used the Bombay Mahogany and while I’m not a big fan of the polyshades, I really like the color of that one. And, it can turn out pretty nice as your work here shows. Very Nice.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 01-04-2013 12:38 AM

Another fantastic build. Nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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