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Change table build

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Change table build


Rather than buying and tossing a change table. I thought I'd get something which would have a bit more longevity. I built this from FJ pine and specrite panels for the drawer fronts and the benchtop and shelf. The box on top is the only bit I haven't figured how to repurpose. 

Learning how to make the drawers was a good challenge and made mistakes to avoid on future builds. 

I find the specrite panels with oil based poly with bright white paint give a really warm feeling and used this scheme for all the nursery furniture.



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Re: Change table build

That looks fantastic, @Petemc! The wood certainly adds some warmth to the build.


Currently, I have a toddler that needs her nursery turned into a bedroom and one on the way that needs a nursery set up. All our nursery items are a stark white, which looks fresh, but I'll admit it does leave the room feeling rather bland. I think I'll use your idea and try to bring some timber features into the new room.


Many thanks for sharing.




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Re: Change table build

Looks great and well done on using the oil base products, as they are much better if baby chews the wood. Apparently this is because the oil based products “chip”, whereas water based products tend to become “chewy”, and are not a good idea.


I could see the box on top becoming a dog bed?


cheers Deb :smile:

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