If you haven’t been following along we had our eye on The Madison Changing Table plans for baby Huthbert’s nursery for awhile. We started in on the project in October hoping to finish before BH’s due date in November. BH decided to arrive a little early on 27 October so we are just now finishing up this project. You can see BH pictures here and here.
|The completed base for the Madison Changing Table|It may be awhile before I get to posting the completed Madison Changing Table post since I’m not sure it’ll happen before the big cross country move. You can now see the COMPLETED MADISON CHANGING TABLE!!
We used these plans from Ana’s site for the general inspiration. As you can see we made some significant changes to the shelves/cupboards. Since we were on a bit of a time constraint with the impending arrival of our little bundle of joy, we decided to nix the drawers all together and instead make three open face shelves. This made the larger cupboard and door face area a little shorter than in Ana’s plans. We made most of these changes on the fly while sitting in the garage… with no paper.. just writing on wood scraps 🙂 Please excuse us if the directions aren’t perfect.
This piece cost around $75. That estimate is including wood, hinges, knobs, wood filler, screws, nails, paint, etc. The hinges were probably the most expensive part.
|Keep in mind that these pictures are showing the base upside down|
- (1) Sheet 3/4″ plywood
- (1) Sheet of 1/4″ MDF or Plywood for the Back
- 40″ of 3/4″ Edge trim
- (1) 1×2 @ 8ft
- (2-3) Pallet Boards (depends on size of pallet boards)
- (1) 1×10 (for cupboards) @ 10ft
- (1) 40×34 1/4″ Plywood (Back)
- Pallet Boards-Cut to fit
- (2) 5-1/2×16 (Top Vertical Dividers)
- (1) 40×16 3/4″Plywood (Top Piece)
- (2) 1×16 @ 33-1/4″ (Sides)
- (1) 1×16 @ 38-1/2″ (Bottom of Top Shelves)
- (1) 1×15-1/4″ @ 24-1/2″ (Vertical Divider)
- (1) 1×15-1/4″ @ 22-3/4″ (Inside Shelf)
- (1) 1×16 @ 38-1/2″ (Bottom)
- (1) 1×2 @ 38-1/2″ (Inside Bottom)
- 40″ of 3/4″ Trim (Top outside Trim)
- Cupboards- we cut a 1×10 board into pieces, screwed them together and sanded/cut them to fit
- Wood Glue
- Kreg Jig
- Finishing Nails
- 1-1/4″ Self tapping screws
- Full in-set hinges
- 2″ Knobs
- Paint of your choice
Step 1: Attach Dividers to Top
Step 2: Attaching the Sides
Step 3: Bottom of Top Shelves
Step 4: Center Vertical Divider
Step 5: Inside Shelf
Step 6: Inner Trim and bottom piece
Step 7: Top Outside Trim
Step 8: Back
Step 9: Cupboards
We routed out a groove to accommodate the horizontal shelf divider and the vertical center divider. Then continued on with applying Minwax Dark Walnut stain and Minwax Polyeurthane. We used full in-set hinges to attach each cupboard. I forgot to take any before and after pictures of the knobs we used. But we used 2″ wooden knobs from Home Depot and painted them sun yellow.
Unfortunately we probably won’t have time to post the entire Madison Changing table put together before the big move.You can see the Madison Changing Table put together HERE! We have a few things we want to add to it before we’re officially done with it. Regardless, we are very excited with how everything has turned out! Can’t wait to decorate BH’s room in the new house!
|The completed base for the Madison Changing table!
You can get the tutorial for the side bases HERE