Changing dresser for baby

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 02-07-2007 04:37 AM 2310 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This dresser is what my husband has been working on this time. It’s made out of oak and the legs are blackwalnut. This is his first dresser and I am so proud of what he accomplished. This is for a friends daughter for her new baby. The shelf comes down to make the changing table larger. Tomorrow we deliver it to her. I can’t wait to see the look on her face. Since everyone here has seen it I think he’s going to be making a few more dressers! LOL Darryl even did the finishing himself. He did that in tung oil and inside a satin poly. Really amazed me on that one!
Thanks for looking and any comments!

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#1 posted 02-07-2007 04:42 AM

Very Nice indeed.

I want to do something similar with walnust frame and maple panels

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#2 posted 02-07-2007 05:10 AM

Krum, this is an unusual design, or perhaps I should say one I’ve not seen before. I like it’s functionality. Id Darryl a LumberJock member?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Cathy Krumrei

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#3 posted 02-07-2007 05:31 AM

Don it is a pattern we found in Grizzly. The drawer slides he wasn’t pleased the way the pattern had you make them, which was having the drawer sliding on a rail. So he made an L shape rail and worked much better. He would have had it done sooner if it wasn’t for that part. No Darryl isn’t on this group. I am trying to get him to join in so he can learn from others. Thanks Obi it was his idea to do the walnut and I really like the way it turned out. The legs extend so the dresser is really stable. Remember it’s to change a baby on. They never stand still!

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#4 posted 02-07-2007 05:41 AM

it’s nice, I like it.
I wish I could take credit for it!!

oh, and yes, your man will have to come up with a different user name when he joins up!!

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#5 posted 02-07-2007 07:01 AM

Awesome design, love the hinged top, will grow nicely with the baby should he/she decide to keep it for a dresser throughout the years.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 02-07-2007 01:28 PM

the shelf/extention is brilliant—family heirloom in waiting

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 02-07-2007 02:49 PM

Another great piece of furniture. Your friend is going to be a friend for life.
Keep after Darryl to sign up.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 02-07-2007 05:33 PM

Wonderful. So much talent in one family is hardly fair! I know the baby will love it someday.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#9 posted 02-08-2007 04:20 AM

Very nice, useful, and sure to be a treasure for generations. So nice to make something beautiful and useful. Talented family indeed!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 02-08-2007 07:10 AM

Krum, your husband is a true friend to build such a lovely piece for his daughter. Is your husband a professional woodworker or a hobbiest? Well, by the looks of his work he is a pro, but does he do it for a living?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Cathy Krumrei

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#11 posted 02-08-2007 04:40 PM

No my husband is just starting out building with wood. He has always worked on cars. But with me needed someone to make doors so I can carve we turned the rest of my studio into a woodworking shop. Tina, not our daughter but a close friends daughter who was yhr one to receive the dresser will always treasure the dresser. She’s 25 now and she still has the tonka truck Darryl gave her to play at our house when she was a little girl! So we know she’ll have it forever. So now to get him to make a few more doors before everyone gets plans going! Thanks all for the nice comments of Darryls work.

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#12 posted 04-17-2008 04:24 PM

That is amazing. The best idea I have ever seen for this. I have been looking for a changing table plan for my sister-in-law. Is there a plan for this? Keep up the great work.

-- Sam, Texas

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Cathy Krumrei

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#13 posted 04-17-2008 04:50 PM

We ordered the pattern from Plan No.776 If you do the project, post a picture ok? Have fun!

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