Toddler Table With Chair

Building a Toddler Table

In Fatherhood, Mad Dad Skillz by The Unexpected Dad3 Comments

My daughter will be turning 2 in just a couple of weeks; I can’t believe how big she is getting. It seems like just the other day we were rocking her to sleep as a newborn and now she is running around, talking and generally being an awesome little kid. We finally decided it was time to get her a little table where she could sit at and color, play with blocks, read or whatever else she wants to do;instead of going out and buying a toddler table and chair, I figured I would take a shot at building one myself.

I found some plans online for a very simple table and chair and for the most part it was an easy project, however I must admit that it took me a while to complete because I was only working on it 15 or 20 minutes at a time. The wood I used was fairly inexpensive lumber from Lowe’s (I think all the lumber for this project was less than $15.00) and the joints are a combination of pocket holes and butt joints.

For paint, I just used regular interior paint with a satin finish; I didn’t use “furniture paint” since the cost was almost 3 times as much. The table-top is solid wood, so I can sand down and repaint when necessary; I’m expecting that the table-top will get pretty beat up.

Toddler Table With Chair 2

She is still a bit small for the chair, but she will grow into it and I suspect that she will be using this table and chair set for several years.

+23 months

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  1. Suzanne

    I love the pretty pastel colours. Lucky little girl, I’m sure she will enjoy the table for a long time.

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      The Unexpected Dad

      Hi Suzanne. Thanks for the comment. I was happy with the way the colors came out, a little lighter than I initially thought of, but it looks pretty good.

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