Kids' table

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Project by Jim Abbruzzese posted 12-16-2012 06:35 PM 1185 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been lurking here at LJ for some time all the while admiring (and occasionally posting kudos on) numerous projects posted by many talented craftspeople. During that time I have been working on my first furniture project and am proud to finally share it with you all.

This table is made of birch and finished with wiping poly and wax. The table is based on a design of another seen online and the butcher blockish top and colors match our kitchen table and floors. I worked on it nearly every night for a couple of months for an hour or two at a time. It has been a great experience learning the skills and acquiring quality used tools on my limited budget. My “shop” is my side of our two car garage that still needs to house my car at night now that the cold weather is here. I guess I’m trying to say this was done with the most basic of novice skills and space.

While building the table has been extremely gratifying, the real payoff was seeing my wife’s expression when she first saw it as well our three and four year old boys sitting at and actually using it. A set of matching chairs is next.

If there’s any interest, I’ve been blogging the experience at

Thanks for looking!

-- Jim,

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 09:04 PM

Looks super Jim

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 09:44 PM

very good indeed. Go on !!!

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 11:13 PM

Very nice. looking forward to more.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 03:07 AM

Thanks guys. A simple attaboy from established woodworkers like yourselves means a lot.

-- Jim,

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 04:23 PM

Very nice Jim. I’m in the same boat as you just getting started woodworking. I going to build my daughter (5 yrs old) a craft table and your table has given me some good inspiration. Thanks for posting and I’m going to check out your blog now. Keep up the good work!

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 08:45 PM

Nice going Jim.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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