Change Table

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Project by Seeharlez posted 08-11-2011 09:18 AM 1442 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well It’s been a while since I posted anything. I have been busy and in fact I finished this about 3 months ago but I wanted to get some better quality pictures before I posted it. Since I’ve given it to the recipient already I haven’t had the chance so here it is! Thankfully the new Blackberry phones have pretty good cameras…

This is a change table I made for some friends of mine. It is made almost entirely of reclaimed oak, some from a friends old bed frame, some from another friends fireplace mantle, some from a used building supply store and about 1 or 2 bf I bought from home depot because i needed a piece to match the unique grain on the top.

There were a lot of firsts for me here… really this is the first major piece I’ve done that really employed proper joinery techniques. It was a challenge but really a lot of fun making it.

All the frame joints are blind mortise and tenon, secured with dowels. This worked out quite well. It seems very strong.
The lower slats are fit into half dovetail grooves in the rails and then just glued to keep them from sliding.

The top is solid, edge joined with biscuits and so is the back splash (or whatever that part is supposed to be called). The top is joined to the base with steel table top brackets to allow for movement.

There is a padded top that is secured through the small slots in the back splash but I don’t have a picture with that included.

The finish is a medium walnut danish oils. I figured this would be fairly durable and easy to repair in the future after the baby has finished making its messes…

I’m quite proud of it as my first major project in quite a while and the first one to really be built with proper joints and techniques. It was hard to let this one go, but I know the next will be better…

Thanks for looking!

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 11:02 AM

Looks great

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 01:29 PM

Looking good, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 03:13 PM

Nicely done. That is a great looking changing table. I love oak grain for furniture. Thanks for sharing!!...Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 03:47 PM

Great job, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 05:29 PM

Nice lines and overall look. Lucky friends of yours!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 06:10 PM

It’s a very nice piece, but shouldn’t there be a lip around the outside to keep the baby from rolling off? I know the pads often have a raised edge, but without a solid support they will just crush if the baby rolls on them…

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#7 posted 08-11-2011 07:36 PM

Looks good Greg…. Well done bud…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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