|Project by Cherryblake||posted 07-04-2011 08:46 PM||1227 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this changing table for my first grandson. I wanted to make a piece of furniture that would be a family heirloom. My mother loved solid Cherry and almost all of her furniture was built from this beautiful wood. I chose Cherry in honor of her. This was definitely a labor of love and I enjoyed taking my time to work toward perfect joinery. Of course, I know where the flaws are, but overall I am very pleased with my first “best that I can build” piece of furniture.
It is 100% solid cherry except for the drawer slides which I made out of maple. Ultra limited use of fasteners except for attaching the drawer guides and 4 each for attaching the base and top.
One cool feature is that the scalloped top actually lifts off of the piece so once the baby is older, it now becomes a traditional dresser.
Another thing I did for a first was a french polish type finish. I sprayed lacquer and then used parafin oil and rottenstone to rub it to a high gloss shine.
-- Blake, Denmark, SC "Woodworking should be called Woodtherapy"