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.
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.
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