Hello! I’m so excited about today’s post, especially for the fact that I was able to squeeze in enough baby nap time to write this post. It’s super difficult to stop cuddling with a newborn, but I’m actually proud to have found a little bit of time to bust out this tutorial.
Considering my life as of late is baby-centered, I’m sharing a quick tutorial on how to make your own changing table tray. I mimic’d the design off of the Oeuf changing station, but instead of inserting this tray on top of the crib, I made it a dresser/tabletop station using these diamond-shaped vinyl bumpers.
This project is super easy, there’s no need to spend $260 on the Oeuf changing station when you can make it for about $50! Here are the materials you need:
- Changing pad, I have this one which measures 32″ x 16″ x 3.5″
- 3/4 ” plywood cut to measure 33.5″ x 17.5″ (for bottom of tray)
- 2 pieces of 1″ x 3″ pine board cut to 16″ each
- 2 pieces of 1″ x 3″ pine board cut to 33.5″
- wood screws
- wood glue
- jig saw
- primer & paint of your choice
- diamond-shaped vinyl bumpers
I ended up purchasing two of the 1″x3″ pine boards so that my cuts were free of any knots. I chose the maple plywood since it’s super smooth and not at all splintery as some other plywoods can be.
First, I took the front piece, and with my jig saw I cut out an angular design somewhat similar to the Oeuf changing station. I sanded the edges smooth once done. Next, I attached the 16″ sides to the front and back pieces of the tray using wood screws and a little bit of wood glue.
I flipped the tray over to attach the bottom which is secured using more wood screws. I should have used my KregJig to attach the front with pocket screws for a clean look, but I cut corners and instead drilled the front face directly to the side pieces. Because I did that I covered the screws with a bit of caulk. I was going to use wood filler but the wood filler I have on hand is super sandy and I wanted the tray to have a clean, glossy look.
The tray isn’t perfect, but I think it’s totally adorable and a complete Oeuf Changing Station hack.
Just see how handsome baby Zano looks just chillin’ in his tray waiting to get his dirty diaper changed.
I love him!