Clara's Table and Chairs First Build!!!

Submitted by jenobear on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:34

I first came across Ana's site while looking for a table and chairs set for my little ones. Their room is Jungle themed so I decided to take on the project and build the set myself. My wife and I ended up painting it in the Jungle theme to match my daughter's dresser. We added a checkerboard on one side of the table, and a bamboo tic-tac-toe board on the other side. We had previously painted the dresser so we had experience with the finish. I had a great time building this, and I can't wait to start my next project! I just got my hands on some pallets, so we will be tackling a preschool picnic table next! Bring on the Miter Saw!!!

Estimated Cost
$30-$40 Including Paint and Finish
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine Furring Strips
Finish Used
In order of application I used:

2 Coats exterior primer

2 Coats Colorplace semi-gloss white interior paint (leftover)

I Sponge painted blue semi-gloss Colorplace interior paint (leftover)

The vines and animals were all drawn on in pencil and then painted with acrylic toll paints.

The checkerboard was sponge painted with the acrylic toll paints.

Sealed with 3 coats of satin Zinsser Bullseye Ultimate Polyurethane.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project