I loved the design of the apothecary coffee table, but knew a square table would look best in my space. I have a 15 month old son who's toys are always all over our living room so the toy box trundle seemed like a perfect secret storage solution for us. I combined the plans of the apothecary toy box trundle with the library coffee table. The 3 sides are built similar to the sides in the plans for the library table, as well as the table top. The toy box trundle was built according to the plans for the apothecary table except that I made it a very deep drawer 33"X34.5". The table top measures 43.5"X40" This was my first time building a piece of furniture (I've built a chicken coop) and first time using my kreg-jig to make pocket holes. I had a great time building learned a lot. It took me awhile to complete because I was only able to work on it when my son napped.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
I used white latex paint on the base. I did 3 light coats using a foam brush and sanded lightly between coats. I distressed/aged the edges with sand paper and carefully rubbed areas with dark walnut stain. I used special walnut stain from minwax on the top and did 3 coats of spray polyurethane.
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