Nursery Changing Pad Tray

5 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy

I don't know about you, but I think changing tables for nurseries are kind of ugly? and obviously not practical for one who doesn't need their diaper changed. I really wanted to keep the dresser in our nursery and use it as a change table too. The changing pads are a bit slippery on the bottom and the tray/boxes online are really expensive! So if you're in the same boat as me... here's an easy change pad tray tutorial!

Supplies & Tools

Supplies for this project:

  • 1"x4"x8' lumber
  • Small piece of plywood
  • 2 brackets
  • Wood screws
  • Paint or stain


Tools for this project:

  • Mitre saw or skills saw
  • Jig saw
  • Power drill
Measure & cut

This is a rough idea of the shape for the end pieces of wood on the tray. I took the changing pad into the garage with me to use as a template.

The side pieces (1x4's) were each 32" long.

Cut & sand

Cut and sand your pieces until they are nice and smooth on the edges.

Assemble

I was really nervous these pieces of plywood would split, so I first drilled holes before putting in the screws.

Paint or stain to finish

This is the tray assembled before I spray painted it.

Attach brackets

Attach 2 brackets to the back side of the tray. These will go just behind the dresser and keep the tray from sliding forward.

Done!

This "antique white" spray paint ended up looking a little yellow, but that just keeps it gender neutral, right?! Most dressers will end up being a bit more shallow than a change table, so the tray goes over the edge by maybe 1/2 an inch, but still works great!


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~Lauren 

Suggested materials:

  • 1"x4" lumber   (Home Depot)
  • Plywood   (Home Depot)
  • Brackets   (Home Depot)
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