Reversible baby’s changing table

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Project by Nicky posted 859 days ago 2289 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Constructed of red oak solids and ply with ball bearing draw slides and wooden drawer handles.

-- Nicky

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#1 posted 859 days ago

Very nice, I think you dog thinks you maede it for him :-)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 859 days ago

i’m sorry but that is one scary lookin pooch! haha :)

I remember my parents old Pomeranian. it was twice the size it should have been; it was blind, so had some crazy scary eyes. had the face of a gremlin! Nicest dog in the world, but looking at it you’d think it was possessed!

Thats a good looking changing table! I’m sure you’ll get MUCH use out of it :)

(just kidding about the dog….kind of) :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 858 days ago

Nice. But I wonder if I could get my 100 lb coon hound in there.. LOL

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 858 days ago

Well done and cool pic of the pup!

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

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#5 posted 858 days ago

great job. what kind of finish did you use?

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ

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#6 posted 858 days ago

The finish was just semi-gloss tung oil, hand rubbed (my favorite finish.)

The changing table is for our first grand child due in May. Our daughter-in-law had the idea for a changing table that would convert to a chest of drawers when the changing table is no longer needed.

The little doggy (Chicken Man) was needy, and wanted some attention. I over build everything, so it was appropriate to use slides with 100lb capacity and seemed to carry 8lb Chicken Man just fine.

Thanks for looking.

-- Nicky

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#7 posted 858 days ago

Very good looking build

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 858 days ago

Excellent job!! Did you build this from plans or design it yourself?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#9 posted 855 days ago

Wow, I’ve never seen a reversible baby changing station. Our spare room (which will soon become the baby’s room when it comes) needs a new dresser, and won’t need a baby changing station forever. What an incredible solution! I’m favoriting this. Did you draw up some plans on sketch-up or get them from somewhere?

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#10 posted 855 days ago

Wow – that is a fantastic idea.\

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#11 posted 855 days ago

No schetchup plans just graph paper and pencil. Its a very simple plywood box with solid face frames. The drawers were evenly spaced and all the same size. This allowed me to use ball bearing slides and center on each drawer so they could be flipped. I used 1/4” ply for the back and drawer bottoms. The top (in dresser mode) is plywood that is banded on all four sides and rounded over, followed by a cove molding underneath for effect. On changing table side it’s nothing more then 4” solid oak banding with a round-over (mitered). A small divider was added to separate and seat the changing pad. Room space dictated the dimensions used.

Overall dimensions are 36” h x 37”w x 16”d. The changing pad was 16” w x 32” l. The top of the changing table side has about 5” for baby wipes, powder etc…

The idea is from our daughter-in-law, and I give her full credit.

One day I’ll learn how to use schetchup and will gladly share.

Thanks for looking and your interest. This was a fun build for me

-- Nicky

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