January 23, 2007

eBay Roundup: Changing Tables

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clockwise, from top left:

VINTAGE ART DECO SERVER BUFFET CABINET deskey rhode era
Reserve not met. Located in Providence, RI. NYC delivery for $125. Perfectly sized for a standard changing pad (18" deep). Has a nice, little rail on back so the thing doesn't slide off. Long enough to keep a stash of diapers and supplies on the end. Nice amount of drawers and storage for the essentials. Plus it's actual furniture made out of real wood.

HEYWOOD WAKEFIELD LARGE BUFFET SERVER DRESSER eames era
Buy-it-now $475. Also in Providence (same seller). NYC delivery for $125. If you like this sort of thing. A little too atomic for me—but if you're working the retro thing in the nursery, it might be just the thing. Recently refinished to "glowing" according to the seller.

1 CENT VINTAGE FIREPROOF FILE CABINET INDUSTRIAL STORAGE
Only $.10, ends tonight. Pick-up only in Philadelphia.

UTILITY CART HEAVY DUTY STEEL WITH CASTERS
$10 plus $40 shipping, or pick-up in Lapeer, MI. One broken caster. Almost perfect. You'd probably want to take the casters off anyway to keep the kid in one place.

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UPDATE: Vintage Medical Cabinet-1940-50's ends at 5:36 EST. Pick-up in East Windsor, NJ. This one might be the best one of the bunch. You could take it to your local body shop and have it bead-blasted and powdercoated for $200. Sweet.

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That 3-caster one is what we were going for back in the day when we ended up with the tool cart.

PS Sorry if this comment shows up twice.

when our ordered dresser/changing table did not arrive as scheduled from ducduc, I went out to Ikea to find a temporary solution. I ended up getting the FÖRHÖJA kitchen trolley. It doesn't show up online anymore, but you can find it in the online catalog for 2007. it's just over 16" wide, so the curved pads fit perfectly with some room to the side to hold a wipes bin and some free space to hold the clean/dirty diapers mid-change, and it has two drawers below the top that hold a bunch of diapers out of site. and the two shelves at the bottom hold bins with spare clothes to use when the kid has a blowout, as well as other supplies. and at $79.99 it doesn't break the bank, and after he's outgrown the changing table, we can use it else where around the house, like in the kitchen as designed or in the basement or shop as another table/flat surface to accumulate crap. At 80 bucks we consider it almost a throwaway purchase that will have earned its keep during the time we need the changing table, and don't feel it's too much of a waste to cast it off afterwards, but the utility of its height and design make reuse elsewhere in the house almost a definite.

We had planned to use an old desk, but when re-assembling our wine rack before the little one arrived, we realized it was the perfect height, and a changing pad fits right on top of it.
We just stack diapers across the slats.

Chinese antiques are good too. There are a bunch of people exporting containers full of late 19th century antiques out of China, and selling them on Ebay cheap. The lines and finishes were pretty clean then (no carvings or lacquer), so the pieces mix well with modern furniture.

I'm not crazy about the base on this one, but it's pretty typical otherwise:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=7368699391&rd=1&rd=1

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