PLAN: Kid's Storage Play Table

Difficulty
Beginner
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About Project

Childrens play table featuring a roomy storage compartment. Kid's will love to play with one of these.

My sister-in-law saw how cute the table I made for my daughter was (see post here and plans here) and knew her kids would love this style table, just a little larger (to accomodate 3 kids).  So I modified the plans to fit a 32" tabletop.

I think I might actually love this plan more than the smaller table (if you have the space in your home).  Look for plans for these super easy benches tommorrow.  I did design some chairs, but I did not like how complicated they were so I am posting bench plans instead.

Preparation

Shopping List

Shopping List
18″ x 36″ Project Panel (Available at Lowes or Home Depot)
32″ Wood Tabletop (Available at Lowes or Home Depot)
1 – 1×6 Board
1 – 1×2 Board
2 – 1×3 Boards

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

Cut List

2 – 18″ x 18″ Shelves cut from the project panel
4 – 1×2 @ 22 3/4″ (Sides of Legs)
4 – 1×3 @ 22 3/4″ (Fronts and Backs of Legs)
2 – 1×6 @ 15″(Sides of Compatment between the 1×2 side of legs)
2 – 1×6 @ 14 1/2″ (Sides of Compatment between the 1×3 side of legs)
2 – 1×3 @ 15″ (Top trim between the 1×2 sides of legs)
2 – 1×3 @ 14 1/2″ (Top trim between the 1×3 sides of legs)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Start by cutting the ends of your legs as shown above. Do this on all the 1×2 leg pieces on the ends.

Step 2

Now cut the 1×3 legs as shown above, just like step 1.

Step 3

Put the legs together as shown above. Mark each of the legs 4″ from the bottom. Please visit the small storage table post located here for more details on this step. Use 2″ nails and glue here. You could screw the legs together for added strength.

Step 4

Now add the shelves, the bottom of the bottom shelf sitting 4″ from the bottom of the table. Use glue and 2″ nails. It would not be a bad idea to screw the table together here (think little kids climbing on the table).

Step 5

Step 6

Now add the top trim pieces, as shown above. Toenail the bottom edges of the trim to the legs.

Step 7

Flip the table over and screw through the top shelf into the underside of the tabletop.

Step 8

Fill holes with wood putty and sand and finish as desired.

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