Changing table - dresser

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Submitted by sloneal on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:06

The storage on the dresser is great! I added a changing table top with routed dividers for changing pad and other accessories. I attached the top from above into the dresser frame with recessed screws so it can later be removed and a plain top added (I added a cross bar in both directions to the dresser frame under the top to support the additional weight). I used rough cut poplar from a local lumber yard except for the drawer boxes which are plywood. The legs on my version are made from 2 1x2½" boards cut on a 45° bevel on the table saw. I used full extension side mount metal slides. It was somewhat difficult to attach the drawer slides with a very pregnant belly - my husband helped out with that, not to mention lugging around lumber and painting. It helps to have an extra set of hands on assembly with a big piece like this. Thanks for great plans.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
~ $250-275
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Poplar primary, pine and oak plywood secondary
Finish Used
Behr low VOC ivory mist
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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