Kids Table / First Gift

  • Advertise with us
Project by canoe911 posted 02-14-2013 02:50 PM 1597 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first project I did for someone that was not family. It was a table and chairs from Wood Magazine that I made for my friends kids, 3 and 1 years old at the time. It was a surprise gift for Christmas and the mom cried like a baby when she seen it. It is simply MDF painted, but it is very strong and the paint I used makes it very kid friendly. The dad is a big LSU fan so the colors were just right. It is not easy to tell the size in the pics but the stools are about 14” high and the table is about 24” high. The only drawback was the kids use the chairs to climb on things. But that is more of a user issue…lol

5 comments so far

View ohwoodeye's profile


2691 posts in 4398 days

#1 posted 02-14-2013 02:52 PM

Very nice. Wait until they find out they can reach even “higher-up” things by standing on the table instead of the chair.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4168 posts in 4102 days

#2 posted 02-14-2013 03:29 PM

Great set nice colours as well
Giving a 2yr old a step is like giving a teenager the keys to the car. LoL


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View greg48's profile


635 posts in 4002 days

#3 posted 02-15-2013 03:50 AM

They’re perfect. Don’t worry about kids climbing on them, it’s just their nature, and there are no square corners

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 3421 days

#4 posted 02-15-2013 05:10 PM

Wonderful set and equally wonderful story. Great and thoughtful gesture for a friend.

View hotbyte's profile


1092 posts in 4221 days

#5 posted 04-11-2013 12:19 PM

Very nice! Our kids had similar table/chairs but they were store bought plastic ones. They sat at that table coloring, putting together puzzles and playing with little figure characters many hours. I’m sure your friend’s family will get lots of use from it!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics