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Project by Cliff posted 07-04-2016 02:45 AM 891 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-04-2016 02:52 AM

Neat!

I bet they love them.

-- just rjR

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-04-2016 03:38 AM

A very good looking set, Cliff. And the plywood will make it very strong!
Good wood to use if you are planning on painting it!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 07-04-2016 04:47 AM

Very good project Cliff, really well made and they look child proof. The kids will love them.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Cliff

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#4 posted 07-04-2016 06:44 AM

Ralph. Thank you, Glad you like them.

Regards,

Cliff.

Hi Jim. Thank you. Yes Plywood is great to work with. I love the extra strength that Ply offers.

G’day Bob. Thank you for the nice comments. Yes nice and strong so little Piglets can do what kids do.
Must be getting cold where you are Bob ?

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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robscastle

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#5 posted 07-04-2016 07:12 AM

Nice looking chairs Cliff,
Very bright and robust looking…. pity I couldnt say the same for my Sam Maloof style ones I made.
They only lasted two years so I am now back making three more!

Hey where did you buy the ply from please?

-- Regards Robert

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Cliff

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#6 posted 07-04-2016 08:56 AM

Hi Rob. Nothing wrong with your chair Rob…it looks great, nice shape and very smooth design.

Thank you for the nice comments for the Children’s Chairs.

Wilson’s Timbers is pretty good. Not sure where they are these days. I wlll try and find out for you.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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hairy

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#7 posted 07-04-2016 12:53 PM

You do good work, you should be proud!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 07-04-2016 06:50 PM

Wow. That’s one heck of a nice job. Must of taken uncle Cliff awhile to complete it. I’m sure they will love it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 07-04-2016 08:20 PM

This is a great set of table and chairs and I’m sure the kids love it. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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crowie

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#10 posted 07-04-2016 09:38 PM

I can see some little ones having hours of fun and play at that table..well done

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Cliff

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#11 posted 07-05-2016 04:17 AM

Hairy.
Thank you for your encouraging words,

Cliff.

DoubleDD Dave, Thank you for the nice comments. Uncle Cliff was very busy. It was quite a big project. I did it in bits and pieces and gradually it got done.

Regards,

Cliff.

Charles, thank you for liking the table and Chairs. Can’t wait to give them to the kids.

Cliff.

G’day Peter. Thank you. Yes it is so good to see little ones enjoying themselves and just being Kids.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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majuvla

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#12 posted 07-05-2016 06:37 AM

Beautiful and simple construction (I also have some experience with kids tables).I like that color.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Cliff

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#13 posted 07-05-2016 09:56 AM

Ivan. Thank you for your nice comments, very much appreciated.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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