Cherry and walnut changing table

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Project by MrZ posted 07-16-2013 05:44 PM 784 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a changing table/dresser I made for my son’s nursery. It matches his crib, and is from the Wood Magazine plans. I made a few changes mainly on the drawer faces, instead of using plywood and framing it with trim as the plans call for, I used solid cherry. I rabbited walnut along the tops of the drawer fronts to serve as pulls, as I didn’t want to put knobs on the beautiful cherry. The walnut follows a curve to repeat the curve on the top of the dresser and extends out about 3/4”; just enough to grip.

Finish on the cherry is a shellac wash coat followed by cherry gel stain and topped with wipe on poly. The walnut was filled with shellac to give it smooth surface and topped with wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-16-2013 05:59 PM

Cherry looks beautiful…
Beautiful piece of furniture, enjoy…

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#2 posted 07-16-2013 06:38 PM

That is a gorgeous peice of furniture. I just don’t think you can go wrong with the look of Cherry and Walnut.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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#3 posted 07-16-2013 10:17 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 09:28 AM

Well done great color and ery clean lines. Looks great!

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

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#5 posted 07-19-2013 02:38 PM

Fine looking dresser! Great design and the wood choices. Like how you put the walnut pulls, has very clean lines and great finish. Great job!

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