|Project by synecdoche||posted 08-06-2013 02:25 AM||825 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
With my first child due sometime within the next few weeks, I thought a change table would be a suitable project. I worked from some Ana White plans with very minor modifications to accommodate the size of our changing pad. I used pocket screws and I learned a fair bit doing this, my second project. I had to recover from a couple of errors, most notably when the screws split the wood (of course in the last joint). I ended up having to rebuild the one side of it but was pleased that it went much, much faster than the first panel I put together.
This was also the first project I’ve made since getting my mitre saw. It definitely made things easier—it’s much more accurate for crosscuts than my cheapo table saw. I think I’ll get a fair bit of mileage out of if I ever get a chance to do anything after the baby comes! It was also the first project on the workbench i built. I’m pretty happy with how well that worked out. I wish it were bigger but all I have is a small fraction of our one-car garage. I’m getting by, though.
Anyway, this is done except for the finishing. I’m debating with myself what to do. The original plan was to paint it white, but I actually think the pine looks pretty nice (especially considering it is just from Home Depot!) and am considering coating it with something. Not sure what. Any suggestions?