Arts and Crafts Table for My Daughter

Submitted by jpiller on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 07:32

This project was my first from Ana White's plans and my first wood working project on my own. I spent quite a bit of time w/ my dad as a young boy helping him w/ woodworking projects and have been looking forward to doing one on my own.

My daughter is a crazy artist of four years old and she makes more art in a month than we know what to do with. Along with that comes piles of crayons, markers, paper, and so on all over her room, so this table was for her to try and keep organized.

The only real modification from Ana's original plans was that I used plywood for the cover instead of a clear piece of plastic b/c I figured the wood would hold up better under a four year old's abuse.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
40
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Regular Pine Boards from Lowes
Finish Used
Regular wall paint - same used to paint my daughter's room.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

Comments

jpiller

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 09:46

Yes, i actually had to put two pieces glued together in order to get the correct height to fill it in. It's a little heavy, but my daughter really loves the table and it doesn't seem to be too much of a problem.