We built three of these for a women and children's shelter. We had friends help us with various aspects of the project. The colors are definitely more vibrant in person. Table tops are painted with chalkboard paint. Because we built three, it took three weeks with some down time here and there. Haven't sat down and figured cost but I know other bragposts have included them if you are curious.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Mostly pine, some aspen
Gray primer, Olympic 2 in 1 paint (still needed primer!) and Valspar Chalkboard paint for table top. All topped off with three coats of Polyurethane.
Recommended Skill Level
Guest ma crazy (not verified)
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 20:49
This is beauitful I love the
This is beauitful I love the colors! The children are going to love them too! Keep doing God's work!
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 20:57
What a Blessing!
It is amazing that you built these for a women and children's shelter. You are truly using your talents for good. :) Thank you for the inspiration.
In reply to What a Blessing! by yurra-bazain
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 17:47
Thank you for the sweet comment. God gives us gifts that I feel we should bless others with. Heading over to check out your blog! :)
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 22:27
Hi! I absolutely love the colors you used (and the chalkboard paint is pretty awesome as well). I did have a question. I saw your question about the type of material to keep costs down. The 1 in material in my town is way more expensive than 3/4 in quality Purebond plywood. Do you think the plywood would hold up? This would be much more cost effective and leave some change to do a couple of extra small projects. Thank you in advance for your help!
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 05:12
MrsPowers, I am just now seeing your comment, my apologies! I don't see why the plywood wouldn't hold up, but unfortunately, I am not the one to ask. I am still quite the novice! I had asked about material for the top because I originally didn't want to buy the pre-made round tops. However, time got away from us, so we ended up just biting the bullet and buying them after all. If you are on Facebook, you will probably get a question answered quicker there. Ana's wall name on Facebook is Knockoff Wood. Best wishes on your future projects and sorry I couldn't be of more help!