Childrens Table and Chairs

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Project by mski posted 2196 days ago 1854 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Her are the Table and Chairs My Daughter and I built for my Grandaughter, it was a one page plan I found 9 years ago and I built 2 for my youngest, She wouldn’t give them up (still uses them) so I said we have to make more + a table for her niece.
Plans called for maple but couldn’t see the little one tearing up good maple, We used cheap furring stips planed and sanded, the tops were made from clear pine.
All joints are mortise & tenion, the tops are doweled, the heart is purpleheart inlayed with a turn lock kit.
the heart is there because of an accident doweling!


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#1 posted 2196 days ago

Looks like it turned out very nice. What were the basic overall dimensions for the table and chairs?

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#2 posted 2196 days ago

Table Top 20 X 26 , 21 1/4 table legs
Chair top 12 3/8 X 13 , 12 1/4 high seat
I have a copy, It was a free plan from the net so I think I can take a pic and post it, I don’t know.
For a free basically 1 page drawing it was one of the most enjoable projects I have made! Being a drawing there are no step by step instructions, you have to think out every step, not difficult but rewarding! Here is a pic of the drawing.


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#3 posted 2196 days ago

Great project. Have you been invited for tea yet? The heart inlay is a precious touch. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 2196 days ago

Yea that mistake payed off, I was invited to sit with Her and the first thing She said was Heart!
She is 2 1/2


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#5 posted 2196 days ago

Very nice, I like the way you turned your mistake into a very nice feature of the table.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 2195 days ago

I am sure this put a smile on the grandaughter’s face. Nice job.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 2190 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 1727 days ago

I think your daughter will enjoy this set. Well done keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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