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Old 09-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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how to build a extension shelf on the side of a changing table


I am not a very handy guy but our child is filling up all of the space on his changing table, making no room for baby wipes and diapers. I want to build an extension shelf that hangs off the side that can hold those materials. How would one go about doing this? I tried to search online but not coming up with anything. Here is the link to my changing table:

http://www.summerinfant.com/nursery/...changing-table

I believe I would have to use "J" hooks of some king but not sure what else to do. Any help would be most appreciative.

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Old 09-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Search drop leaf table to see if something on that order would work. Attaching and hinging from the second style from the top it could fold down when not in use. A pivoting leaf support of wood or metal could be executed to be within that style.

Another option may be a sliding shelf extension from under the mattress frame. It could also be put away when not in use.


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Old 09-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Look for a nice dark wicker basket preferably with handles.
Using ribbon loop it through the handles and tie it to the
side spindles. Tie it tight and make a bow.

If the ribbon gets
dirty, remove it throw it away, and start over.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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If you've got the room consider using a piece of furniture instead. We used a bureau/dresser with a contoured pad on top of it. Much, much more practical, and a LOT more sturdy than those changing tables. That and the upside is when the child gets taller their legs can just stick out over the end. Instead of against the side rail ready for them to push against and off the other side...

I would not consider one of those safe enough to attach anything else onto it. They're pretty much one-trick ponies, like the waste of space rockers...
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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We just changed the kids on the floor. That leaves all of the room for the stuff.

PLUS They can't fall to the floor if they are already there.
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