Introduction: Kids Craft Table
This craft table is a project that can be made with a limited number of tools and materials. Please watch the video, it'll help you with the rest of the Instructable
Step 1: Materials:
Sheet of 3/4" plywood
scrap approximately 1 x 1-1/2 x 24" - A 1" x 2" board if you don't have any scrap
Step 2: Tools Needed:
drill bit and countersink
proper driver for your screw head
Trim Router - 1/4" roundover bit
Step 3: Make the Legs
You can use a miter saw to cut a 22.5 degree bevel on each end of the leg. The distance from the long point to the bottom of the next angle is 21"
If you don't have a miter saw, use a speed square to layout the angles and a circular saw to cut the 2x4.
Four legs are required
Step 4: Cut the Top
Using a circular saw, cut the top out of 3/4" plywood - 24"x40"
Layout your measurements with a tape measure and then use a chalk box to snap the lines
Step 5: Cut the Supports
You'll need 2 supports. Each of them are 4"x20"
Step 6: Find the Center of the Supports & Attach the Legs
Find the center of the supports
Drill pilot holes for attaching the legs
Attach the legs. Align the centerline of the leg along the centerline of the support. The points should touch in the center of the support
Step 7: Create the Leg Assembly
Cut the shelf brackets from scrap or a 1"x2"
Attach with glue and screws 9" down from the support
Use a carpenters square to line up the centers
Step 8: Make & Attach the Shelf
Cut the shelf out of the remaining plywood to 12"x29"
Use either a sander or router to ease the long edges to prevent sharp edges.
Use 2" screws to attach the shelf to the leg assemblies.
Step 9: Finish the Top
Use a paint can (or other round object) to mark a radius on each corner of the top so kids don't injure themselves if they run into it.
Use a jig saw (a coping saw would work too) to cut the radi
Sand the corners to blend them into the edges of the top
round over the top and bottom edge of the top with either a sander or router
Step 10: Attach the Top to the Leg Assembly
Center the leg assembly on the bottom of the top.
Attach the the leg assembly using 1-1/4" screws
Step 11: Finish
Sand the table and paint with latex paint of your choice.
Apply one coat, allow it to dry and then sand with 120 sandpaper
Apply a final coat of paint