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chaulkboard playtable (1st woodworking project)

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Project by burnsd311 posted 02-11-2009 12:14 AM 1022 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 1st attempt to enter into the woodworking world. It is a small playtable (20”h x 24” w x 36” l) for my 1 yr old son. It’s still a little too tall for him, but I’m sure it won’t take long to grow into. The table is made of Home Depot 2×4’s and 1/2” MDF. The top has 2 coats of chaulkboard paint. The legs and rails have only one coat of poly. I actually edged the MDF top with base shoe so that it should hold up better with a toddler beating on it. All the edges and corners were eased to prevent injury.

I plan to make a couple smalls chairs to match in the near future. It is surprising how crooked 2×4’s actually are when you try to make nice clean joints. I’m really looking forward to a project with real hardwood!





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#1 posted 02-11-2009 12:22 AM

A nice job. Very well done.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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#2 posted 02-11-2009 05:01 AM

Great idea!

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#3 posted 02-11-2009 05:01 AM

Nothing quite like working for the kids.
Good job dad.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 02-11-2009 05:57 AM

Great project fo the loved one!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-12-2009 02:03 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. A great project to start with, I am sure your son will get hours of playtime out of it.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 02-12-2009 02:25 AM

Congratulations on a great first project.It won’t be long at all before Kaleb is using it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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