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    Dresser/changing table

    Well just to show I haven't been lazy so far this winter, here is a convertible dresser/changing table I have been working on. My son Jim and his wife are expecting their first child the end of February and I decided to
    make this as a gift. It is yet to to have finish applied, that will start next weekend. The majority of the wood (cherry) was harvested off their land and milled 2 years ago. Here it is as it stands with more to come
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    Very nice, Tom! Great design and execution!!!

    How is the changing table secured to the top of the chest?
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    Beautiful job on that Tom, love the design. Whats the finish going to be?
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    Great work, Tom! But Tom! You are way ahead of schedule. You are going to miss out on the fun of working frantically and until the wee hours of the morning. I would suggest putting off any further work until her water breaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Very nice, Tom! Great design and execution!!!

    How is the changing table secured to the top of the chest?
    Thanks Bill, just using figure 8's on the back side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Beautiful job on that Tom, love the design. Whats the finish going to be?
    Thank you Darren, the finish will be 3-5 coats tongue oil finish with 2-3 coats wipe on poly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Great work, Tom! But Tom! You are way ahead of schedule. You are going to miss out on the fun of working frantically and until the wee hours of the morning. I would suggest putting off any further work until her water breaks.
    LOL Bill, this was shown to the mom to be last Sunday at a shower, I was assembling the top section as the guests for the shower were arriving, can't get any closer to a deadline than that

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    My daughters would of loved that. Great job Tom !!!
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    A great piece Tom. The side treatments echo crib rails to me and makes the piece "feel" like new-born. Once the changing table is no longer required, the dresser can follow along through high school and maybe even tag along to college ;-)
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    Boy, this will get a lot of use and maybe become a family heirloom. Nice job, Tom. I admire your skills.

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    This morning Lou asked me if I had seen the changing table you made. She must have seen it on Facebook. Anyway, now tonight I can tell her yes I saw it. It is another excellent piece of work your family will cherish. And I'll echo Ted's remark, " I admire your skills!".
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    Well it is finally complete and delivered, many coats of tongue oil finish and a few coats of wipe on clear satin poly. Schedule made as next Saturday is the due date
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