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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children’s Two Tone Play Table

03.03.14
The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children's Two Tone Play Table

I hope you all had an amazing weekend! I had so many plans to do so many things, and while I didn’t do a single one of them, I did manage to get in some good family time and fun so I suppose that makes it all worthwhile! You know worthwhile is at the top of my list going forward so I fairly pleased with myself. Though next weekend I plan to build… I hope. And this fabulous table and the matching chair (plans to come shortly) and on my list for the Bird’s major room overhaul. I say overhaul as though it’s undergoing a renovation or redecoration, but in truth it’s actually only being decorated for the first time since we moved almost a year ago. Eek, how’s that for slow decorating.. Might be a new record. Now, let’s get back to the important stuff, shall we?

I adore things in miniature, don’t you? While this isn’t precisely miniature, it is small enough to be fit for your littles, which naturally makes it adorable. I kind of love the fact that it has what appears to be handles… Seems like an easy way to relocate this baby for a fun afternoon of play or snack time. Or perhaps for removing the fun afternoon of play after your child proceeds to throw his delicious snack time at his brothers face and dance on the furniture in celebration… oh, that doesn’t happen to you? Ya me either… Xx… Rayan

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Dimensions
Dimensions for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children's Two Tone Play Table
Tools
Lumber
  • 2 – 1×3 at 6’
  • 2 – 2×2 at 6’
  • 1 – 2’ x 4’ sheet of ¾” plywood
Cut List
  • 4 – 2×2 at 25-11/16” – Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 14-7/16” – Leg Frames
  • 2 – 1×3 at 12-13/16” – Leg Frames
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 22-1/2” x 46-3/4” – Top
  • 2 – 1×3 at 45-1/4” – Aprons
Instructions

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.

Table Legs for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children's Two Tone Play Table
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the leg frames. Cut 7° angles in each piece as shown. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the top end of the leg pieces. Attach the legs to the top piece using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×3 pieces. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws with the inside face of the 1×3 flush with the inside face of the legs.

To cut the notch for the top, set the rip fence on a table saw 4” from the blade and the blade set at a depth of ¾”. Make a pass through the saw with each leg assembly (the top of the leg assembly will run along the rip fence). Reset the fence at 4-1/4” and make another pass with each assembly. Reset the fence at 4-1/2” and make a pass, then 4-3/4” and make a pass. This will cut the notches as needed. Remove any remaining material in the notches with a sharp chisel.

Table Top for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children's Two Tone Play Table
Step 2

Cut the piece for the top and apply edge banding. Pre-drill the holes for the countersunk screws where the notches are located to secure the top. Secure the top in the notches using glue and 2-1/2” screws.

Table Aprons for The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Children's Two Tone Play Table
Step 3

Cut the 1×3 pieces for the aprons and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the aprons to the legs under the table top using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top corner of the aprons will be flush with the leg – in other words, the apron will remain perpendicular to the floor and not follow the angle of the legs.

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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