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Child's size table and chair set

  • June 9, 2016

ItsaMeTW
ItsaMeTW
ItsaMeTW
ItsaMeTW

I wanted to build a table and chair set for my almost 2 year old so she could have somewhere her size to eat and play, because coloring and eating on the floor is no fun. I searched for some plans online and came across a Pottery Barn inspired set, and despite the difficulty level for my first real project I decided to jump on in. I had limited tools so certain parts were difficult, like cutting the chair legs with a jigsaw which resulted in a lot of broken blades and sanding. I originally was going to paint everything but I decided to stain the oak ply tabletop which turned out nice and gave me more confidence than I deserved. Which led me to staining everything, showcasing all the residual glue and blotchiness that pine has to offer. I decided to keep the top stained and do a distressed paint job on the rest of it, which turned out better than I could have thought. Overall, it came out really well despite a few nitpicky things that I would love to redo, but my daughter loves it and she hangs out there all day.

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Child's size table and chair set

by ItsaMeTW
Jun 09, 2016

I wanted to build a table and chair set for my almost 2 year old so she could have somewhere her size to eat and play, because coloring and eating on the floor is no fun. I searched for some plans online and came across a Pottery Barn inspired set, and despite the difficulty level for my first real project I decided to jump on in. I had limited tools so certain parts were difficult, like cutting the chair legs with a jigsaw which resulted in a lot of broken blades and sanding. I originally was going to paint everything but I decided to stain the oak ply tabletop which turned out nice and gave me more confidence than I deserved. Which led me to staining everything, showcasing all the residual glue and blotchiness that pine has to offer. I decided to keep the top stained and do a distressed paint job on the rest of it, which turned out better than I could have thought. Overall, it came out really well despite a few nitpicky things that I would love to redo, but my daughter loves it and she hangs out there all day.