Square Top Storage Table & Chairs

I saw where another builder had modified this plan slightly to have the square top, and I just loved it. We needed a homeschooling space that would be big enough for my preschooler and his little brother. My guys LOVE their table. I had a glass top that I had planned to top it with because I really loved that about the other table too, but as I wash placing the glass on my finished project it shattered in my hands. I took that as the Lord telling me to hold off on the glass top for now :)

This table and chair set is awesome, sturdy, easy to follow and perfect for our needs!

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
sanded, primed, painted 2-3 coats of the Dutch Boy teal paint (forget the exact name), then topped it with a Satin Poly
Recommended Skill Level


Cindy from Indiana (not verified)

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 11:33

Really great job! Looks like your little ones like it, too.

Guest (not verified)

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 01:36

Hi, I'm on a time crunch trying to get some projects built this week while my husband is off work & before he might deploy! He just built a desk yesterday to provide some work space/laptop space for me & it turned out amazing! The other thing I really want to complete is a kids table/chair set & I was considering your design after seeing the cute picture of your kids & how large the table appeared with them sitting at it. Can you tell me, are there plans for this one & if so, where or what it is called & also how tall your table is & what the length/width of the table top is? It looks like a large work space/surface on top which is something I'm hoping for with a preschooler homeschooling & his little brother to use together when he's older (still a baby for now). How old are your kids in the picture?! I'm trying to get an idea how long this sort of table set might be able to get use before it is outgrown like our current set. Any other tips/help would be great if you have the chance! Thanks so much!!!

Guest (not verified)

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 01:42

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me where the plans are for this table & the size of your table top Length/Width? It looks like a large space with both your kids using it - how old are they in the picture (I have a 4 year old and an infant). I'm wondering if my 4 year old & his friends would fit this table well with room to grow into it. Anyway, any tips if we were to build this? I have my husband home for a week & he built a desk yesterday that turned out amazing (one of the modular type plans that Ana shared). Anyway, if you are able to respond quickly, I'd love to try to run to Lowe's today & work on this with him tomorrow possibly. Thanks so much!

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Mon, 03/26/2012 - 05:16

I used the plan for the storage table : http://ana-white.com/2009/11/plan-kids-large-storage-play-table.html. I just modified the top like I had seen someone else do. I believe it was 31" x 31" or something very close to that. My boys are 3.5 and 2 in the photo, and now at 4.5 and 2.5 they both still have lots of room to grow. They love having their little table just for them.

Hope this helps!!! Good luck!

Guest (not verified)

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 04:58

Thanks! I saw that the other builder posted something about 30x30. Would 31x31 also work or would it be too tipsy if leaned upon?! If you get a second, would you mind measuring yours? I love the color too by the way! My oldest is 3.5 right now so that make me more confident that he'll fit the table okay for a while. He seems to be growing fast these days though, so hopefully he won't outgrow it too fast! Thanks so much!


Tue, 03/27/2012 - 08:41

My top measures 29" x 29" actually. It doesn't seem to be anywhere close to tipping when my munchkins are leaning on it, but if you wanted to do the 31" squared, it may be best to add an extra inch or two to the bottom base as well. Just to insure the stability. It shouldn't be too hard to do.

Hopefully this helps!