A word of warning. This is a post where I am going to brag about my husband and show off pictures of my cute little boy. If those things don’t interest you, I’m also sharing links to an easy DIY kids’ table and chair from Ana White. And if you still aren’t interested, you can close the window and resume your game of Candy Crush!
Adam got a saw for his birthday (in November. This post has been in the works for awhile!). He’s been talking about building some things around the house for a while and we finally took the plunge and invested in a DeWalt miter saw and a Kreg Jig. He could tell you all the details about how amazing it is and the merits of it over any other saw. I just know that it’s sharp and noisy and makes pretty things.
If you’ve been on the internet in the last couple years and have ever done a search for wood working plans, you’ve probably discovered the gold mine that is Ana White. She lives in Alaska, has a cute little girl, and is basically a super woman when it comes to building things.
Adam used plans for the Clara Table and stackable chairs. I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was super impressed with the results, especially for it being the first time he’s built something in a long time. The saw was an investment, but now that we have it, I’m learning how affordable it is to build things! Watch out Adam, your to-do list is growing!
So Adam built the table and chair (he’s working on a second chair) and I painted them. I stuck with a bright white, but maybe I should have gone with a color to disguise some of the crayon marks. Oh well, you live and you learn! I figure it’s easy enough to wipe off and if I am feeling really ambitious, I could always repaint it. For now we’re embracing the imperfection!
As you can see, Emerson doesn’t care that I could have sanded the table and chair a little more before painting them or that one of the boards on the table top is a little warped. All he cares about is that it’s just his size and that he can reach the crayons.
Has anyone else built anything from Ana White?