This step by step diy project is about play table plans. This woodworking project features detailed instructions regarding the construction of a wooden table with storage. Make sure you adjust the size of the table to suit your needs. Always pre-drill the components before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Align everything with attention, making sure the components fit each other before adding the glue and the screws.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the kids table. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 23″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 18″ long APRONS
- C – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 18″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 24″ x 24″ long TABLETOP
- E – pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 19 1/2″ x 19 1/2″ long BOTTOM SHELF
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece 1×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x4′
- 1 1/2″ nails
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood glue, stain/paint
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Play Table Plans
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the play table. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the legs out of 2×2 lumber, the top supports out of 1×3 lumber and the bottom supports out of 1×6 lumber.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the edges are flush, add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ screws, to create a durable structure.
Next, you have to assemble the frame of the table together, by fitting the supports to the both sides of the table. Cut the top components out of 1×3 lumber and the bottom components out of 1×6 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure them to the sides, by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws and plumb the posts with a spirit level. Add glue to the to enhance the rigidity of the table frame.
Build the countertop out of 3/4″ plywood or MDF. Take accurate measurements and adjust the sizes of the tabletop by using a circular saw. Center the frame of the play table to the countertop. Drill pocket holes through the aprons and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the tabletop.
Add waterproof glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Smooth the exposed edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to build the bottom shelf and to fit it inside the frame. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to build the component out of 3/4″ plywood and to make notches to the four corners.
Drill pocket holes along the four edges of the component and fit it inside the frame. Add glue to the joints and make sure there are no gaps between the components.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden kids table in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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