Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Childrens Vintage Spool Table

12.04.13 By //
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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children’s Vintage Spool Table. I have 2 favorites when it comes to building… organizational items or clever storage pieces (Duh, I’m type A) and things I can build for the kiddos! Whether it’s a furniture piece or something fun like toys, there is definitely something special about building a piece for a kid! Especially when that something is cute and stylish as though it could easily be for an adult, only it’s smaller. This vintage spool table is just that… and a vintage industrial style for a kid space is divine… I always think play tables are a fabulous gift for the kiddos for the holiday season, since chances are they may be getting fun toys that are better suited for play at a table than on the floor. And it just might mean that many fewer small daggers waiting to strike you down from underfoot. Keep those nightmare toys off the ground! They can kill…

I will be posting projects for handmade holiday decor and gifts for the next few weeks so I hope you will stay tuned and follow along for the fun! Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost


Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink bit for drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Brad nailer
  • 6 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 2’ x 4’ sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1 – 4’ x 8’ sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • 2” screws
  • 2” edge banding
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 3/4’” plywood circles at 24” – Base
  • 2 – ¾” plywood circles at 14” – Base
  • 2 – ¾” plywood circles at 34” – Top
  • 24 – 1×2 at 20-1/4” – Slats

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

Cut the circles for the base. Apply glue to the face of one piece, then layer the second piece on top. Wiggle it a little to create suction, then clamp the pieces together. Secure with a few 1-1/4” brad nails. Apply the edge banding, then trim.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the piece for the smaller base and position in the center of the base assembly. Secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the slats. Secure them to the smaller base – evenly spaced – using glue and countersunk 2” screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the top. Glue the pieces together in the same manner as the base and apply the edge banding.

Step 5
Step 5

Secure the smaller base piece to the center of the top. Secure it in the same manner as the base.

Step 6

Set the top on the slats with the smaller base inside of them. Secure the slats to the base using glue and countersunk 2” screws.

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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