Changing Table for Expected Daughter

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Jeremy
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Thought I'd toot my own horn and share with all of you some pictures of the changing table I finished today. It's an accompanying piece to the crib that I built a couple months ago.





The changing table is made of Cherry & finished with three coats of satin
polyurethane. I used mortise & tenon joints to the legs and Miller dowels to attach the top. It was designed to hold a changing pad with a small storage area for supplies to the right.

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cskipper

Cathy
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I changed your post to include the pictures of your changing station - hope you don't mind. It looks great - good job!
 

Travis Porter

Travis
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Hmmpf. That is why they showed up. Cathy and I competing.

Looks good! How do you like the miller dowel system?
 

WoodWrangler

Jeremy
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Thanks! I was having issues with Firefox. After clicking the CHECK SPELLING everything goes to hell and stuff stops working. Thanks for fixing that!
 

sapwood

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Roger
Looks great Jeremy :icon_thum

The extra effort on the MTs should add a lot of stability.

Sapwood
 

Canuck

Wayne
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Nice work there Jeremy!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

I too am interested in knowing your impressions of the Miller doweling system! (I use a lot of dowels in place of M&T. Haven't had the courage to try that type of joint yet!)

What are the "shelves" made from? 1/2" cherry ply?

You have created a really nice piece of furniture for the new arrival! (By the way, congrats!)

Wayne
 

D L Ames

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D L Ames
Looking good Jeremy.:icon_thum That changing station will be a great addition to the crib you built.

D L
 

clowman

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Clay Lowman
Excellent work. I'm sure it'll hold up through many many babies, and grand babies, and grand grand babies... Thanks for sharing!
 

WoodWrangler

Jeremy
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The Miller dowels were actually really nice. I only used 4 in this project, but I used a couple others in a crosscut sled I made and they worked out well. The bits they sell are such a higher quality than I'm used to that I started to wonder what I've been using all this time.

As for the changing table, the bottoms of the shelves are 3/16 hardboard. I would have liked to use 1/4" cherry ply, but just couldn't come up with it (at a reasonable price) in the time I needed to finish the project ... so hardboard it was!
 

Canuck

Wayne
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Thanks Jeremy!

Sounds like I should try out those dowels on a project! I really like the fact that the dowels themselves come in different wood varieties (walnut etc.). They could really add to a given piece.

The hardboard is probably a good idea. It will be covered with something anyway. (Towels, diapers etc.)

Great work and thanks for the inspiration! (Have 4 daughters but no grandchildren, just yet!:crybaby2: But,,,,,waiting for that grand day!)

Wayne
 

MarkW

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Mark
Really nice work and congratulations on the new arrival. Thats a piece this child will be using for their own children.
 

RandyJ

Randy
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Nice job Jeremy....That will be a great addition to the new arrivals furniture suite! Contratulations!
Randy
 

cpowell

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Chuck
That is absolutely beautiful work, Jeremy.

I like the lines and the finish. As that cherry takes on a darker patina it will look even prettier with time.

A beautiful example of a labor of love from a true craftsman! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

Chuck
 
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jeff...

Wow the baby will have it's butt wiped with style :icon_thum Man that's an awesome changing table and functional too. A family heirloom for sure, built by a loving grandpa... Congrads, GandPa:eusa_danc
 

skeeter

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Charles
Really nice work. Something to be passed down and enjoyed for generations. Be proud!

Is the Miller dowel system anything like the beadLoc dowel jig system? I use the beadLoc and really like it for simple and fast set-up.
 
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