As some of you out there, I will soon be a new dad. These are the tails of the fabrication of a change table for my future mini-me. This design can most likely be adapted to other purposes.
My final product changed a little since but I included my Sketchup model for those who would like it. Sketchup was useful but I must say it is not my favorite CAD software (then again, its hard to beat free).
Disclaimer : This instructable uses power tools. They are not to be taken lightly and should only be used by those who know what they are doing and are careful with them. I am in no way responsible for your mishaps. That also goes for the usage of this table. It is meant for light loads and will probably break if you try to do something stupid with and/or around it (no diving boards for you). I believe this to be safe and sound for the intended purpose but I accept no responsibility for your actions/workmanship.
Step 1: What You Will Need.
-Ear and eye protection
-Chop saw (almost essential but you could manage with a miter box).
-Circular/Table saw (optional, i had my local hardware store cut my plywood for me).
-Pocket hole jig (you could make do without it but it does look allot nicer this way).
-Clamps of some sort.
-Vacuum cleaner (especially if you live in an apartment like me)
-Screws. I used 8 x 1-1/4 particle board screws (they have a flat holding surface for the pocket holes).
-8' x 4' - 3/4" pine plywood*
-6 1"x3" x 8' pine
-1 1"x6" x 8' pine
-3 1"x2" x 8' pine
*3/4" plywood is excessively strong for this purpose and you can probably substitute for cheaper 1/2". I got 3/4" since i'm planning on making a work bench with the leftovers.
**you could probably have less waste with 10' or 12' wood but 8' is the longest I can fit in my car without keeping the hatch up.