Babies Change Table/Dresser

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Project by Litrenta posted 08-03-2012 08:54 PM 1415 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With my first baby on the way, I wanted to make something that I could brag about for years to come. I’ve done small projects before but this was by far the biggest project I’ve ever done.

The frame is made out of maple plywood and the edge banding is maple ripped into strips. I just used glue and pocket hole joinery to keep it all together. The drawers were just made out of pine (blew the budget pretty quickly, so this had to suffice). Put my Leigh dovetail jig to good use to create the half-blind dovetails for the drawers.

The stain was by far the trickiest part mostly because a.) I’ve never really stained anything before and b.) needed this to match the color of our crib. Decided to go with a gel stain because of what i’ve read about trying to stain maple and the blotchiness that can occur. Had to take a red mahogany and spanish oak and mix it at about 3:1 to get the color pretty much perfect but the wife is happy and that’s all the matters. Topped it off with 3 coats of poly and it turned out quite nicely.


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#1 posted 08-04-2012 04:40 AM

Wow! Beautifull. Everything. Design, execution and finish. I recently built a changing table for my sister and had to do a dark stain (Espresso) as well. It is really hard to do. You pulled it off! And congratulations!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 10:34 AM

Nice job. I still need to make one of these before December.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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