Grandson's Play Table

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Project by Sparkyy posted 01-10-2013 09:38 PM 1187 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small play table built from poplar slats colored to look like a xylophone and cherry legs with mineral oil. It’s only about 20 inches high and was painte with nontoxic paint. I bought the chair at Ikea to match and seems to be a good fit.

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#1 posted 01-11-2013 09:27 AM

I’m a sucker for colour in woodworking but there’s more than that here with your great idea of the xylophone style. Just perfect I’d say.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#2 posted 01-11-2013 02:18 PM

Love the ROYGVIB! So colorful and beautiful kid’s table. Well done.


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#3 posted 01-11-2013 08:44 PM

That’s really colorful! Very pleasant to eyes!

-- "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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#4 posted 01-11-2013 08:56 PM

Very nice looking table, now you will have to get him a xylophone so he knows what his table looks like. LOL
On the serious side, what, who’s paint did you use? I was going to do things for Christmas but true child safe paint put that stuff on hold.

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 12:36 AM

Information I found was that enamel paint when hardened is non toxic. I know that there is a brand called ‘Mythic’ which makes specifically non toxic paint. But as for a ‘child safe’ paint? Not sure. This table was for a two year old, which was past any teething age and I was confident that just playing on it daily wouldn’t be a issue.

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 12:50 AM

excellent build,turned out very nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 01:25 AM

This is a great table for small children. Nice build and finish too.

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 01:53 PM

Sparkyy, thanks I check it out. My niece has kids 6 to newborn, lol and likely more so the teething thing is a real issue for me. So does the grandson have a xylophone?

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