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Project by Timber_Cruiser posted 2393 days ago 1812 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this changing table for my son, out of pine from the wood magazine. I chose pine because I was going to make a matching crib. However, I ended up finding one (out of pine) on sale for almost the same price as I could have made it. This was a rewarding project, especially since it will serve as a dresser when he gets older. There are two adjustable shelves. I am extremely glad that I paid extra and purchased the full extension ball bearing drawer slides. They are so much smoother than the nylon roller ones, for just a few more dollars. Also, I was able to bend wood with a form with great results. I was seriously skeptical about bending wood. My props go out to wood magazine for great tips on bending wood and the design of this fantastic project.

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





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2393 days ago

so was it “hey, hon… look what I made! How about we have a baby so we can use it!!!” :)

Nice job. The back “rail” is amazing. Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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DaveLikeGolf

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#2 posted 2393 days ago

That’s great! And it’s situated in the room in almost exactly the same manor as mine! Awesome job on the “crest”. I almost skipped this part but decided to go ahead and try it out. Looks fantastic!

For those who haven’t seen it yet, we both built the same dresser from Wood Magazine. (See my results on the same project here)

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

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Timber_Cruiser

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#3 posted 2393 days ago

We had discussed children a few months before we officially starting trying. We plan everything. Thanks Ms Debbie.

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

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2393 days ago

Very nice purpose built project.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2393 days ago

I think I would have devoted all my energy to getting the pregnancy started and thenstarted on the furniture. There will be plenty enough time to work in the shop when she is fat and grumpy. <g>

Nice job, though!

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

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plots

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#6 posted 2393 days ago

Nice work- I like the fact that it can used as a dresser once the kids get older. I made the mistake of making a single-use changing table. It now sits gathering dust until my kids get old enough to use it.

-- ~Plots - http://WoodworkingPlans4Free.com

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TreeBones

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#7 posted 2393 days ago

Looks great and sounds like a real learning project that will leed to bigger and better works.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2393 days ago

Charlie likes living on the edge, I see. “fat and grumpy”??? Them are fightin’ words.
Reminds me of the commercial on right now where the woman in labour is screaming for drugs and hubby says, “but honey, we agreed on “no drugs”... HA.. let’s just switch places and see what you think then!!!!!

I agree with Plots – multi-use is great.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2393 days ago

Great job!! I think if you really stop and think about it most of us can buy something off the shelf cheaper than we could make it but then we would have to forgo time in the shop and the pleasure of having something that is handmade rather than bought at Wal-Mart.

By the way what couldn’t you wait to get started on- the changing table or the pregnancy?

Thanks for sharing

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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GaryK

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#10 posted 2393 days ago

Man, I could have use one of those a few months ago! Good job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 2393 days ago

Deb, that reminds me of our first child… All those weeks of Lamaze classes with the wife…all those breathing exercises, learning how to “help” her deal with the pain so she could give birth without drugs… (all her idea, I might add). When she actually went into labor and immediately started hollering for the drugs, at least I had the good sense not to “but, Honey” her. LOL!

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

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2393 days ago

good man!!! :)
with my second child, my hubby and my nurse of the day watched a movie on the TV that was in the room… what was playing? “Godzilla”. When they took me into the delivery room, the nurse came in and asked “what was happening on the movie”. I thought to myself, “You want to see Godzilla?? I’ll show you Godzilla!!!!!”

But that’s off topic.. Beautiful change table Timber Cruiser :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Timber_Cruiser

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#13 posted 2393 days ago

She isn’t fat and grump, more like round and cheerful. She has thoroughly enjoyed being pregnant. The due date is the 29th of this month and she already asked if I have thought about another child. That is a question to get your attention. We haven’t done any lamasse classes. Hopefully, she won’t rip my arm off during contractions. I don’t think wood glue would fix that. Also, she is terrified of needles and wants to go without drugs. We will see how long that will last. My guess is about 2 minutes. As for pregnancy and woodworking, they have both been a blessing in my life. No doubt, my son will be the most beautiful and perfect that I will ever make in my lifetime. Thanks for the props, they mean a lot.

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

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 2393 days ago

Nice project Cruiser. It takes a bit of the fun away when you can buy something cheaper than you can make it but there is always that satisfaction of doing it yourself.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 2393 days ago

The “fat & grumpy” part was a joke. In truth, my wife loved being pregnant too. Having children has been the greatest experience of my life without a doubt. (They are 21 & 18 now). Enjoy this time of your life… they are only babies once.

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

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