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Kid's Side Table

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Project by porge posted 2228 days ago 900 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small table for my 8 year old boy’s room is my anti-Ikea statement. We wanted to see if we could spend less than $40 on it, we came pretty close. This is built from solid poplar, machined from rough stock The top is 16” square. As it’s so small, I went with pocket hole joinery, although this project did whet my appetite for more traditional joinery in the future. My boy’s room has a Pirate theme, but we avoid black as a distinguishing color, hence the bright color. The paint is just semi-gloss enamel, next time I paint a small project, I think I’ll try milk paint. This was completed over two saturdays, with several evenings adding coats of paint. Both wife and chid are well pleased, and when they show it off they say “daddy built that” rather than “daddy assembled that”.

-- George, Utah





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2228 days ago

Nice job. Nothing like satisfied customers!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bigbuck

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#2 posted 2228 days ago

Nice. It is always more satisfing to make something than to go out and buy it, well almost always. Nice job.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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TedM

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#3 posted 2228 days ago

“Daddy built that” – yeah, that’s what we’re talkin’ about here! You just made my day, thanks for sharing!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Napaman

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#4 posted 2228 days ago

so…the original was $40…but the final is PRICELESS…daddy built that is cool thing to hear!!! nice job!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Kipster

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#5 posted 2228 days ago

Nice!! Thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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Jon3

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#6 posted 2227 days ago

Very nice.

We should do more anti-ikea statements!

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2226 days ago

Great looking table. Looks well constructed.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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