Storage play table with stools

Submitted by LynnMohl on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 13:06

So I had a bunch of wood lying around so I tried the flower storage table and made two stools from Ana's plans with a few modifications. The plans were great though I didn't quite catch at first to miter my stool legs at 10 degrees BOTH ways on my miter saw. After putting them together the tops didn't sit flush or the legs so I had to take them apart and recut them or sand them down to the proper angle. I guess I was able to fix it easily enough though it would have taken me only a day or two to complete the project had I not made this mistake! I finished the table and stools with two coats each of Minwax Dark Mahogany stain and Fast Drying Satin Polyurethane. My little man LOVES it and it'll grow with him for quite a few more years I think. Thanks for such great plans Ana!! The table is a great size and it can handle two more stools so I think I'm going to get busy again! The whole project only cost me $25 for stain, polyurethane and screws. I was able to complete it without buying the expensive kreg jig and used the $15 mini kreg jig kit instead. 2" clamps were a must with the jig though to hold everything securely while drilling.

Estimated Cost
$25 + lumber
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and poplar
Finish Used
Minwax Dark Cherry Stain and Satin Polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level