|Project by Jim||posted 01-06-2014 03:45 PM||1009 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Had the good fortune to get our first two grandchildren (both grandsons) in 2013. One was born in March and the other in August. My daughter asked for a changing table but I thought it would be better to make a dresser with a changing table on top that could be removed later on. I barely finished it on time but when my daughter in-law saw it, she wanted one also…..the pressure was on to build the 2nd one in a hurry!
I used cherry for the sides, top, face frame and drawer fronts. I used 3/4” and 1/4” maple plywood for the framing and drawer boxes. I biscuit joined most everything including the face frame and drawer boxes. I purchased from Ebay the self closing drawer slides and after these pictures were taken, I added some very plain nickle drawer pulls. Unfortunately, they wanted an expresso finish to match their other furniture which kind of covered the cherry. However, I noticed that the expresso latex stain did not penetrate the wood so I’m sure it would be easy to refinish once she gains a taste for nice looking wood. I built the 2nd one the pretty much the same.
Both sets of parents are happy with them and when we moved them in I thought that I should have made them out of concrete and they would have probably been lighter! Anyway, I thought they were good projects that should last long after I’m gone!
I think they were 42” wide and 36” high and 22” deep. Unfortunately, even though I’m a recently retired engineer, I did not draw them up in Sketchup so I have no plans to share if anyone is interested. However, I must thank the other woodworkers on the site because I used a lot of their measurements.