It has been quite a while since I posted anything on LJ. My time has been filled with more physical activities: hiking and bicycling. Living in the Pacific Northwest, there is a lot of competition for my time. Anyway, I just finished the present I am giving to my granddaughter for her first birthday: a small table and a pair of child-sized chairs.
The chairs and the table legs and skirts are made from pine; the table top from hard maple.
I used a variety of joinery methods on the little chairs: loose tenon (Beadlok Pro), dowels and pocket screws.
The table legs and skirts were joined with loose tenons. I was pleased by how solid this joint is.
The table top was glued up from hard maple. To mount it, I used slots cut by adjusting the level of cut with a biscuit joiner. The little brackets were cut from hard maple scraps.
I was pleased with how this project came out. I hope my granddaughter enjoys this for years to come – and perhaps her children will, as well.
-- Dave K.