|Project by Cliff||posted 07-04-2016 02:45 AM||1007 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
My two Nieces both have little kids so it is a good way for Uncle Cliff to practice wood work and get pleasure out of making things for them. I have no idea how I got the measurements right, but somehow I delved into my school days and vaguely remember something about 1/8 inch = 1 inch. Don’t quote me on that, but some how it worked and it is fairly close to a scaled down version of a basic kitchen table and four chairs.
The main wood used was 3/4 inch ply. Not Marine, just a pretty ordinary ply with not too many knots and no voiding.
The only other wood used was 3/4 inch MDF for the Back rest and some pallet wood around 2 inch square which was used as bracing under the chairs and the table to enable a good strong ridged frame in the under areas. Sorry but I forgot to take pictures of this area.
The finish was two coats of white Undercoat and the Top coat was three coats of a water based low sheen yellow. The stickers were a peel off and stick on, but Being concerned that they might loose their stickiness I applied one coat of a quick drying clear varnish over the stickers.
It was a fun project and I will be looking forward to giving the table and chairs to the family.
Best wishes to all Lumber Jocks and Safe and Happy Wood Working.
-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.