Changing Table

My wife liked the PB Larking High/Low table, but I didn't like the price. Took about 3 weeks of evenings and weekends.

Used 3/4" MDF Panels for sides, bottom, and top
used 3/4" select Pine for face frame
used 3/4" smooth plywood for drawer faces.
cut additional pine strips at 15/16" and then routed one edge for trim work around drawer face.
same process for right side door, but added 1 1/2" pine to trim along sides and bottom
Attached 2x4's to bottom of table and then covered with MDF panel for skirt.
Skirt is an 1/8" raised from floor to give space for carpet and not cause stress on skirt
used a jig saw on front of skirt for cutout
used decorative molding for under the table top lip, you'll need to figure out your overhang for whatever molding you use.
Used MDF for the changing pad holder. about 3 inches tall and then cut to dimensions of pad.
Topper on the right is just a miniature of the full table, from a contraction perspective.

My dimensions are slightly customized from the below.

Changing Table
Overall: 55" wide x 21" deep x 44" high
Dresser Cabinet: 15" wide x 19" deep x 23" high
Dresser Drawer (3): 31" wide x 18" deep x 7" high
Small Top Drawer (1): 11.5" wide x 15" deep x 5" high

Overall: 34" wide x 17.5" deep x 3" high
Topper drawer inside small cabinet: 16.5" wide x 11.5" deep x 5" high

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
MDF, Plywood, Pine
Finish Used
sprayed Sherwin Williams Extra White Pro Classic.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:15

if you have a plan or at least dimensions and material list for this project, i believe many people including myself would love to try this one. My wife is due in Oct and would love me to build this for out nursery.

Thanks and great job


Fri, 07/12/2013 - 14:40

Glad she likes it. I have a ton of pics, but only able to post a few here. I tried to add some more detail on my post as well. Basically I looked at the Pottery Barn Kids Larkin High/low Table. When to the store and took some pics, then sat down, drew it out and started building it. I wish I would have done the skirt out of a solid piece of wood instead of MDF, because I'm pretty sure it's gonna get banged around and not hold up as well.


Mon, 09/16/2013 - 15:57

OMG! Amazing! I've been looking at this changing table the last 2 months at pottery barn but so expensive.

Would you be kind enough and email me the plan? My husband said if I can get the plan for him he will make it for me!

Thank you! ❤


Mon, 01/20/2014 - 08:25

Awesome job!!! My wife is in love with this changing table and we just found out PBkids is discontinuing this line of furniture. She's due in August so this may be a good project for me between now and then. If you have plans or more pics I'd absolutely love it if you'd share them



Thu, 01/30/2014 - 21:26

If possible please email me the plans for your version of the Larkin PB hi low dressing table. My wife loves it but I don't want to spend that much money. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Thanks!!

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