Kids Table and Chairs

Table + Chairs for our kids.

This is the first piece of furniture I built with real wood using actual woodworking techniques such as panel glue-ups, attention to wood movement, and lots of mortises and tenons.  You will not find any metal in the joinery of the table or chairs.

Lumber used:

  • Table top & legs: Hickory/Pecan
  • Table apron: Oak
  • Chairs: Oak

The Hickory was from my father-in-law’s shop, leftover from cabinets he built.  The oak was from an Amish lumber mill.  I had been air drying the oak for several months before using it for this project.  The moisture content read close enough, so I gave it a go.

For the finish, I used a base coat of orange Homestead Dry Dye (TransFast) to give it an under-glow of sorts that really pops when sunlight shines in through a window.  Then, layers of dewaxed shellac, gel stains, and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.   For the chair frames, I used aerosol spray Lacquer.

Origins.

Table.

Chairs.

Rump Bumps.

Helper.

Finished.

Depending on the light, sometimes it looks brown, sometimes red.

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