Changing Table/ Dresser

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Project by shopmania posted 1249 days ago 1236 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Changing table and Dresser I made for the lady who works for me who just had a baby. I wanted to put something on top that would keep the little guy from rolling off the top. I tried to match the color of his crib/bed, so I used one coat of Minwax Dark Walnut with a coat of Minwax Red Mahoany on top, with about 6 coats of poly sprayed on, rubbed out in between. I was pretty happy wit the results, and so was momma.

The 4th picture has a board from the bed/crib that I was trying to match. It’s not exact, but it’s in the neighborhood. This was a fun build. The hardest part was installing the Enormous drawers, about 33×24 deep.

The top piece, sides/shelf, is made of solid red oak, with mitered corners and the shelf is dadoed in.

There is a lot of play between the slides when the drawers are that big. Thanks for looking.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 1249 days ago

Nice piece (and gesture)! Love the grain, color and finish. Good job. Thanks for posting.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 1249 days ago

Once again, another very nice piece you’ve done there. Keep them coming.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 1248 days ago

Tim, Very appealing work. What did you use for drawer slide mechanisms?
You do great work. I hope the new mama is suitably pleased.

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#4 posted 1248 days ago

Thanks for the comments! I used side mount metal full extension drawer slides. The drawers are so big, if you can’t open them the whole way you’ll lose a lot of useful space back there.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 1247 days ago

one of the hardest things is trying to match the color of other projects if you don’t have the exact stain.. I think you did great in getting the color to match.. looks good my friend

-- eat crap

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#6 posted 1246 days ago

Nice changing table/dresser.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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