Madeline Bridge for the Nursery Storage Wall
A bridge over the Madeline Changing Table adds both beauty and additional storage to the Madeline Changing System. Features scalloped trim and a full bottom support. Attaches to the side hutches.
1 – 1×6 Board, at least 6′ length (about $5.00 Each)
1 – 1×3 (about $1.50 Each)
1 – 1×12, 4′ Length (About $6.00 Each)
2″ Nails or 2″ Screws
1 1/4″ Nails or 1 1/4″ Screws
Paint and Finishing Supplies
Pnematic Nailer or Drill with Countersink and drill bits
2 – 1×6 @ 12 1/4″ (Sides)
1 – 1×6 @ 38 1/2″ (Back)
1 – 1×3 @ 38 1/2″ (Front Trim)
1 – 1×12 @ 38 1/2″ (Shelf)
Compositions is shown above. The most inexpensive method is to use painted pine boards. A Pine shelf top in a 1×12 width will be stronger, but a MDF top should be fine. To use MDF, cut your 3/4″ MDF into 11 1/2″ wide strips as shown in this post, to create your own 1x12s.
Cut out Sides. As shown above, use a round edge to cutout the sides of the bridge. It is recommended to do one sides, and then use the completed side as your pattern for the opposite side. If you are building the scalloped hutches, you may wish to save this pattern to do the hutch sides too. Use a jigsaw and sand the finished cut.
Cut out Front Trim. Mark the front trim as shown above. Cut out with a jigsaw. Sand the edges smooth.
Bottom, Back and Front. Attach the back and front pieces as shown here. Use glue and fasteners as shown above.
Finishing. Fill any visible holes with wood filler and sand and finish as desired. Attach to a stud in the wall behind the bridge and also to the side hutches with screws. You will need to countersink your screws.