How to build a changing table with free plans from Ana-White.com featuring rustic barn style doors and space saving pullout wings.
4 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
3 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1/2 sheet 3/4” plywood
2 - 1/8” shims 18” long
200” of 1x4 tongue and groove for door backs
2 sets of hinges
2 - 1x2 @ 16 1/2”
2 - 1x3 @ 16 1/2”
6 - 1x6 @ 25 3/4”
4 - 2x2 @ 32 1/4”
4 - 1x3 @ 37 3/8”
1 - 3/4” plywood 18” x 37 3/8”
2 - 2x2 @ 37 3/8”
2 - 3/4” plywood @ 16 1/2” x 12” (could use boards here too and could possibly be made larger as well)
2 - 1/8” thick shims or plywood pieces 18” x 1”
4 - 1x2 @ 21 1/2”
4 - 1x2 @ 15 1/2”
1 - 1x2 cross brace - overall length 24 1/2” approximately
10 pieces of 1x4 tongue and groove paneling for door backs 20” long
1 - 3/4” plywood @ 18” x 38 7/8”
2 - 1x2 @ 41 7/8” (Long point to long point, both ends mitered at 45 degrees)
2 - 1x2 @ 21” (Long point to long point, both ends mitered at 45 degrees)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Start by building your sides. For the no pull out wings option, use a 1x3 at the top and extend the 1x6s 1" longer to meet the tops of the legs (see next step). You'll make two of these.
Then attach the legs to the panels to create the two ends.
Now we'll make this a box by adding the front and back trim.
NOTE: If you wish to attach top with PHs drill 3/4" PHs facing UPWARD on top aprons for later attaching top through.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes around all sides of bottom shelf and attach in place. For additional shelves, you can attach fixed with pocket holes or use shelf pins.
Now attach the shims to the wings to keep from pulling all the way out and for a secure fit. Definitely do lots of testing here.
When you are happy with the wings. let's get those doors installed. Build the main frame first, then mark your cross board and cut and attach. Then add the backing.
Drill 3/4" PHs around all sides of the top and attach trim, mitering corners, with 1 1/4" PH screws. Attach to top.
For the pullout drawers, make to fit your drawer slides. Here's a tutorial on pullout cabinet organizers.
Now if I could just come up with a plan to get them to stop growing so much! Can you believe that my toddler is now a big girl????
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.