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Forum topic by thelt posted 01-15-2012 06:52 PM 1263 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2012 06:52 PM

This is a Children’s table and chair set.

I would love to build this set for my Great Granddaughter, but the dimensions don’t convert easily into inches. For example the MDF thickness is listed as 18mm, which converts to 11/16ths. MDF doesn’t come in that thickness in the USA. That will throw all the other measurements off. Can anyone offer any help?

Here is the exploded parts drawing:


A-Chair base/seat (8) 300×300 x 18mm MDF
B-Long box sides (8) 300×195 x 18mm MDF
C-Short box sides (8) 264×195 x 18mm MDF
D-Long chair back (4) 318×420 x 18mm MDF
E-Short chair back (4) 300×420 x 18mm MDF
F-Seat locators (8) 40×19 x 256mm pine


G-Table legs (2) 650×500 x 18mm MDF
H-Tabletop 650×650 x 18mm MDF
I-Table edging (4) 42×19 x 688mm pine
J-Feet (4) 42×19 x 130mm pink
K-Leg edging (4) 42×19 x 496mm pine

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 10:13 PM

You should check the actual thickness of the mdf at your store. It might not actually be a. full 3/4”.

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 10:28 PM

Kind of standard for plywood and sheet goods to be undersized,except In California sheet goods have to be what their advertised at,So I’m told.

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 01:53 AM

Living in CA, I’d have to say they are pretty “Liberal” in their interpretation of accuracy… ;0)

Actually I think if you went to the nearest 1/16 or 1/8” you’d be pretty ok.

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 03:16 AM

The difference between 3/4” and 18mm is only 1.05mm. Why not make the job to the above sizes and just add a mm or take a mm off where needed – like on the chair seats.

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 07:30 AM

This will just take an hour with a piece of paper, a pencil and a calculator. It can all be figured out, and it will be just fine.

Buy whatever material you want and make the pieces to end up the dimensions you want.

Make a practice chair first just to be sure your conversions are correct. It will be well worth your time.



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