|Project by ADHDan||posted 02-07-2014 02:05 PM||539 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
A gift for my two year old daughter and my next kid, coming in July.
The table is made of melamine and sweetgum. The chairs are sweetgum (seats) and walnut (frame). I’m going to build a slip-on top also made of melamine, so that my kids can color directly on it with dry erase markers without having to worry about them accidentally ruining the permanent tabletop.
I know sweetgum tends to warp pretty bad when drying, but I decided that was less of a risk for a small-scale project and I think it was a risk worth taking – the coloring and figure turned out beautiful after a few coats of varnish. Especially considering I found the stock in the trash at Home Depot, where it was going to be discarded from a pallet.
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.