Sized perfectly for young children to do activities, play games and schoolwork. This trestle play table is inspired by Pottery Barn Kids Trestle Play table and features a large work surface and large shelf.
Make your own and save off retail costs. This step by step do it yourself furniture plan is easy to follow and requires no special tools.
1 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long - pick a good one!
1 - 1x12 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1/4 sheet 3/4" plywood or other project board measuring at least 24" x 41" (tabletop)
4 - 2x4 @ 22" - Both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends are parallel
4 - 1x2 @ 11 1/4" (End Cleats)
1 - 1x12 @ 30 1/2" (Shelf)
2 - 1x3 @ 30 1/2" (Shelf Trim)
2 - 2x2 @ 33 1/2" (Top Supports)
1 - 3/4" plywood or other sheet goods @ 24" x 41" (Top)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!