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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.

Tools:
-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.
-Square
-Pencil
-Drill
-Vacuum cleaner (especially if you live in an apartment like me)

Consumables
-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.
<p>True to mathieulj comments at the end, there was a 1/4 inch gap with the shelves when it was all said and done. Ended up getting more plywood an custom cutting the shelves to fit. This was a great weekend project and an changing table that will last for a long long time. </p>
<p>Nice build and congrats. Ours is still going strong two monkeys later.</p>
Hey man whats up just asking is the measurements that you have sent out in millimeters or inches? and congrats on the baby, my mum just had 1 to :)
My measurements are in in inches (ex 1&quot;) and feet (1'). I personally am a fan of the metric system but in my field of work, imperial is unfortunately still dominant here in Canada. <br> <br>If you want to convert my inch measurements into millimeters, you simply multiply them by 25.4. <br> <br>For example. <br> 1-1/4&quot; (1.25&quot;) is 1.25*25.4 = 31.75mm
Thank you for this. Congratulations on becoming a new dad soon. You will be making more furniture items as your child(ren) grow. Soon you will also be making some wooden toys, too.
I do believe I will. I have a whole bunch of ideas for when I am better equipped and have the time. For one, I was thinking of making a whole bunch of wooden gears when I have a scroll saw (I have to admit I might play with them allot as well).

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