Kids' Farmhouse Craft Table

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jenwoodhouse added on 10/23/2015

This kids' craft table has a bucket in the center to store art supplies and two secret cubbies underneath for books or small toys. Using store-bought turned legs, this farmhouse-style table is the perfect little workspace for your wee ones to create their masterpieces or ace that pop quiz!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Attach the Long Aprons

Drill 3/4" pocket holes facing up and out into the long aprons. Space pocket holes approximately 6"-8" apart. Attach the long aprons to the turned legs with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The aprons should be 3/4" inset from the outside of the legs. The upward-facing pocket holes in long aprons will be to attach the table top in later steps.


Assemble the Carcass

Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the 1x3 boards as shown. Notice that the two middle 1x3 boards have pocket holes drilled facing both up and down. The downward-facing pocket holes will be to attach the secret cubby shelf in the next step. Use 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.


Attach the Secret Shelves

Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the 3/4" plywood shelves as shown and attach it to the long aprons with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Attach the 1x3 boards to the shelf with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws as well. *Tip: use a scrap 1x3 piece to keep the shelf level while you're attaching it.


Attach the Top

Center the top over the base and attach it by screwing 1-1/4" pocket hole screws from the aprons to the table top. Allow for a 1" overhang on all four corners. Measure your bucket and use a jigsaw to cut the hole accordingly so that you can drop the bucket in place to store art supplies.


Add Trim

Measure and miter cut the ends of the 1x2 trim at 45ยบ angle. Use wood glue and 1-1/4" brad nails to attach it to the perimeter of the table top.



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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(4) Osborne Wood Farm End Table Legs, 21" x 2-1/2", Part #1240  
(1) 1x4, 96", Board  
(1) 1x3, 96", Board  
(1) 3/4" Thick, Half Sheet, Plywood  
(2) 1x2, 96", Board  


(1) 1-1/4" Pocket Hole Screws  
(1) 1-1/4" Brad Nails  
(1) Wood Glue  

Parts/Cut List:

(2) Long Aprons, 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 41"  
(4) Turned Legs, 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 21"  
(2) Short Aprons, 3/4" x 2-1/2" x 17"  
(2) Cubby Backs, 3/4" x 2-1/2" x 19"  
(2) Cubby Bottoms, 3/4" x 19" x 8"  
(1) Top, 3/4" x 48" x 24"  
(2) Table Top Trim, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 49-1/2"  
(2) Table Top Trim, 3/4" x 1-1/2" x 25-1/2"  

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