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Baby Changing Table Console

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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 11-05-2011 07:33 PM 3026 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my daughter’s changing table console that my wife found in a most expensive catalog and wanted me to build it. It took me about a month’s worth of weekends but I kid you not. I had no time to spare when I finished. I finished March 20th 2011 and Hannah was born on March 21st 2011. My wife went into labor that night with Hannah. We finished the install and the nursery the night she went into labor. I guess she knew we were finallyl ready for her.
Here are some in progress pics of it too.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK





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mainwoodworks

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 08:51 PM

Beautiful job, and well constructed, should last for Hanna’s child and beyond.
It looks to be modular constructed, makes it easier to get through doors.

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 01:45 AM

It is a modular build. I made it in 6 parts so it can be broken down if needed. I also intended for it to have a use when she gets older. When she is old enough it can be made into an entertainment center along with the crib that converts to a couch later she will have plenty of furniture to grow up with. i love woodworking and making things with my hands. I have been out of it since my daughter was born and I cannot wait to get back in the shop and make sawdust.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 01:48 AM

If there is one thing that I have learned from this build is to not do through dovetails on plywood. No amount of backer pieces you use to keep from blowing out, you WILL!!! However, it is the first time I got to use my new Porter Cable Omni Jig. I love it!!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Bradford

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#4 posted 11-06-2011 02:21 PM

Well, congratulations on both. You’ll have to thank the baby for waiting until it was finished, how considerate.
On the plywood note, I just read how harsh plywood can be on blades and bits. Apparently the glue really dulls the edges. BTW, powerful build.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 11-17-2011 11:40 PM

Beautiful changing table.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#6 posted 11-17-2011 11:41 PM

Thank you, it has come in quite handy these past 8 months…..many more months ahead and then, entertainment center for her.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Randolph Torres

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#7 posted 12-07-2011 10:50 PM

from a changing station to a entertainment center, your missing the center part ie. high chair, swing set, teeter-totter, etc then the entertainment center. PS nice work on the changing station everything is close at hand, good design.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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Carbide

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 07:15 PM

Nice job!! Great detail work with the curves and trim. I can tell it was built with love.

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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Nermin

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 09:27 PM

Haha Drew i can see some resemblance, great job tho. Great minds think alike :)

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