Anna's Low Activity Table for her Dollhouse!

Submitted by ferbit on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 09:52

Anna's (the one on the right) new activity table with rolling carts! Rolling drawers are made of 3/4" MDF with 2" casters underneath. The chalkboard frames (found here) were painted with satin finish pink paint, then two coats of glitter Mod Podge. I love how they turned out!!! We added a piece of 1/8" plexiglass to the top to protect it better. The flat top is made of MDF, sides and frame are made of pine and the legs are poplar. Two coats of primer, three coats of semi-gloss paint and three coats of poly. She is sooooo excited!!! Ana's estimate of $50-$100 on her website is fairly accurate depending on where you live, minus the plexiglass. So adding it all up... 3 - 2" x 2" x 8' stud/strips are $1.29 each at HD (total $3.87) 4 - 1" x 2" x 8' Radiata Pine boards are $4.82 at HD (total $19.28) 1 - 49" x 97" sheet 3/4" MDF was about $40 at HD (they rip cut it for me for free) 8 - 2" casters were about $2.50 each at HD (total $20) That's $83.15 plus tax and doesn't include all of the smaller extras like screws, glue, sandpaper, primer, paint and poly. I had most of those already... but it's items like that would easily push the total over $100. The little extras that I did were pricier poplar legs since I didn't like the look of 2x2 stud/strips and the custom sheet of plexiglass $35 at local plastics company. 2x2 studs/strips are fine, but after using them on my sawhorses and painting them, I wanted something more perfectly square (prettier?) for this table.

Estimated Cost
$85.00
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
MDF, Pine & Poplar
Finish Used
Primer, semi-gloss acrylic latex paint, brush-on poly
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate