Walnut dresser/changing table

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Project by Cory posted 634 days ago 2034 views 16 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother and his wife are expecting their second child in early December. They’ll soon have the million dollar family: mom, dad, daughter and son. Since I built a dresser/changing table for their daughter, I wanted to build one for #2, too. I wanted this one to be a little different so it’s built with solid walnut instead of cherry and a little chunkier design than the previous dresser. The webs are poplar, drawers are poplar pinned with walnut dowels. The top was pretty fun to make. I wanted as few glue lines as possible, so I chose my two best wide walnut boards. I planed them flat by hand so there would only be one glue line. Turned out really well. Overall size is 56” x 20” x 35”. Finish was 2 coats of dark walnut danish oil, followed by a wet sanded coat of oil, then 2 coats of shellac, and finally a coat of dark brown paste wax.

Now this lovingly crafted heirloom is ready for dirty diaper duty!

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 634 days ago

That is an awesome piece Cory. Turned out beautifully. Great story as well. Nice work.

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#2 posted 634 days ago

beautiful work Cory. definitely worthy of diaper duty…and then some. very nicely done!

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#3 posted 634 days ago

Nice. Very nice.

I like a piece with meaning. This is very noble of you.


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#4 posted 634 days ago

It’s verry classy and ellegant.Real beauty.

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#5 posted 634 days ago

Congrats Uncle, Aunt, and Mom n Dad to be… Very nice piece

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#6 posted 633 days ago

This is gorgeous! I love the walnut. Very well done!

-- jay,

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#7 posted 618 days ago

What a generous gift with a lifetime of use ahead of it. Thank you for sharing.


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#8 posted 600 days ago

I love those walnut dowels! Great touch!

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#9 posted 582 days ago

Very nice design and Walnut to boot !!

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