|Project by bigbuddha||posted 02-19-2012 03:56 AM||1763 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This table started as a project to learn more hand tools and I thought it’d be fun to make a table for my 3 year old daughter…tea parties, drawing, art table, etc. This was done with 95% hand tools and definitely was a workout (and test of patience)! Did cheat with the circular saw to help me cut the stock down quickly (no shooting board yet). My workbench is a cafetaria table bumped against my other “workbench” that is loaded with tools to avoid any movement hahahaha.
I used 1×6 lumber from the big box store to cut down on costs and not feel bad if I terribly messed things up. The original design was based on the IKEA roll of paper. The paper is held into place by 1 1/4” dowels glued into sliding dovetail holders to make changing the roll easy. Kid insisted on painting it yellow. I used 3 Rockler torsion hinges to make sure the table never slams down on her hands. The table was pretty cheap to build, think it was under $20….until I bought the hinges :). I’ve loaded it up with all her art supplies, stickers. Thanks for looking!