Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Kids Inspired My First Table and Chairs

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Pottery Barn Kids Inspired My First Table and Chairs and another fabulous project request!

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Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer

**Materials/cut list for one table and two chairs**

  • 1 – 2×3 at 4’
  • 1 – 2×4 at 8’
  • 2 – 1×3 at 6’
  • 1 – 1×2 at 3’
  • 1 – ¾” square dowel at 3’
  • One quarter sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 2 – 3×3 posts at 3’

**Materials/cut list for one table and two chairs**

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List

**Materials/cut list for one table and two chairs**

  • 4 – 2×3 at 10-1/4” – Front Legs
  • 4 – 2×4 at 21” – Back Legs
  • 8 – 1×3 (ripped to 1-3/4”) at 8” – Seat Aprons
  • 4 – 1×2 at 8” – Back Slats
  • 4 – ¾” x ¾” dowels at 8” – Lower Stretchers
  • 2 – ¾” plywood at 10-5/8” x 11” – Seat
  • 4 – 3×3 posts at 16-3/4” – Table Legs
  • 4 – 1×3 (ripped to 1-3/4”) at 17” – Table Aprons
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 24” x 24” – Table Top

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Step 1
Step 1

Edge banding should be applied to all exposed edges of plywood before assembly.

Draw out the legs for the chairs on the lumber and cut out with a jigsaw. Clamp the pieces together and sand as one unit.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the seat aprons and rip to 1-3/4”. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the lower stretchers from the ¾” square dowels. Drill a pocket hole in each end and attach as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the back slats. Drill pocket holes as shown and attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front face of the slats will lay parallel to the angle on the front of the chair legs.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the seats. Cut the notches as shown using a jigsaw. Attach to the chairs using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the seat into the legs and aprons.

Step 6

Cut the 3×3 posts to length. Cut the pieces for the table aprons and rip to 1-3/4” wide. Drill pocket holes in each end, as well as one long edge of each apron to attach the top. Attach to the posts using glue and 2” pocket hole screws. The aprons will be set back ¼” from the outside edge of each leg.

Step 7
Step 7

Cut the piece for the top. Attach using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws through the pocket holes in the long edges of the aprons into the underside of the top.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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