I have just about worn out the Google search looking for plans for a
child's table and chairs. I am expecting my first granddaughter in
November and I would like to build a table and chairs for her first tea
party when she gets old enough. Anyone have any leads on plans?
Also, I am planning to paint it so I am thinking about using poplar. I
have never built anything that I have painted. Any problems associated
with painting poplar or children's toys in general?
Here's one from Woodcraft:
This is more doll-sized but my son-in-law's dad built one years ago and
scaled it up a bit. Kinda Cute. Might try Grizzly too, but theirs might be
from the same listing.
You don't need plans. What you need is a few rough measurements, maybe a
picture or two. Go to the local toy store or children's furnishing
department with tape measure and digital camera and in a few minutes you are
ready to build. I've done that often to get some ideas.
There are no critical measurements, just guidelines. If the store table is
18" or 20" high, that is close enough, even if yours come a h alf inch
either side of that. Kids grow.
Here is one at WalMart that I think I will use as the basis of what I
am going to build:
It looks pretty clean and simple. Thanks for your help.
Looks easy enough. Now that you have known basic dimensions print out the
picture. It won't be perfect, but you can scale other dimensions knowing
the table is 24" wide by 19" high. Careful, perspective throws things off
a bit. The enlarge photo on my screen is 2", the chair seat is 1 1/4", so
I'd guess the real chair height to be about 12". If you can go to the
store and measure, even better.
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