Easy DIY Kids Table and Chairs Set

Learn how to build an easy DIY Kids table and chair set. Detailed plans make this a great beginner woodworking build and can be done in a couple of hours!

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This DIY Kids table and chair set is where it all started!

This one right here! It was the first piece of furniture I ever built! 8 years ago!

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

So, of course, it is very close to my heart! 

I have since built a whole bunch of designs and variations of the table and chair set. But this one is the simplest.

And it is still looking great 8 years later! 

White children's table and chair set with colorful abstract designs

Take a look at the other version – the kid’s table with storage and a few other variations of it.

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DIY kids table instructions-

The table is the Clara Kids table by Ana White. You can get theDIY table step by step instructions there.

I just pretty much followed her plans, except made it a bit shorter. The legs are 17 1/2″.

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How to build a Kid’s chair –

Below is the video showing how to build the kids’ chair and a table with hidden storage to go with it.

Step by step instructions for the chair follow below.

For the chairs – Ana uses countersink screws and no Kreg Jig.

But once you use a Kreg jig, you want to use it to build everything, so here is my version of the basic DIY kid’s chair using a Kreg Jig – 

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

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Materials for building a DIY Kids chair –

Woodworking plans for children’s chair –

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

Step 1 – Make all the cuts and pocket holes as shown.

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!
Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!
Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

Step 2 – Attach the front apron to the 2 front legs using the pocket hole screws and wood glue. 

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

Step 3 – Attach the side aprons to the front legs using pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

Step 4 – Build the back frame – Mark 11″ on the long back legs and attach the back apron at that location. The top support is attached at the top edge. NOTE  how the back apron and top support are attached at different edges of the legs.

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

 Step 5 – Attach the side aprons to the back legs by aligning the 11″ mark on the back legs to the top edge of the side aprons. 

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

Step 6 – Place the seat on the chair and screw in from the bottom through the pocket holes. use wood glue. 

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

IMPORTANT – The pocket holes will face outward on all the aprons and top support to avoid splitting the 2″x2″ boards.

That’s it the chair is ready!

Fill all the pocket holes using wood filler, sand, prime, and paint.

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

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I am so glad I went with the fun design – it is still one of my most favorite and is now used by my son.

It still looks great 6 years later…

DIY kids table and chair set in kids playroom

Here is another idea for the finish of the DIY Kids table and chairs set. (I apologize for the bad picture. It is from my pre-blog days.)I used dark walnut stain. The fabric is a Suzani print . I used iron on vinyl to add the vinyl coating and upholstered the plywood for the seat.

Build an easy DIY kids table and chair set. This simple tutorial can be completed in an afternoon! makes a great gift!

If you do this, you will need to cut out the seat a bit more near the back legs to accommodate the upholstery.


If you are a beginning DIYer or woodworker, be sure to check out beginner woodworker starting guide.

This is such an easy DIY kids table and chair set! The plans are so straightforward to follow! It makes a great beginner woodworking project!

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DIY Kids Table and Chair Set

DIY Kids Table and Chair Set

Yield: 1 table and 2 chairs
Prep Time: 1 hour
Active Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: Depends on wood species used

Learn how to build an easy DIY Kids table and chair set. Be sure to download and follow the step by step plans to get the exact dimensions of the cuts and lots of other information!

Instructions

  1. Download the printable plans for the chair.
  2. Build the table per plans from Ana White
  3. Make all the cuts and pocket holes per the plans.
  4. Attach the front apron to the 2 front legs using the pocket hole screws and wood glue. Use the right angle clamp to hold the pieces in place as you attach them.
  5. Attach the side aprons to the front legs using 1¼" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  6. Mark 11" on the long back legs and attach the back apron at that location. The top support is attached at the top edge. Note that the back apron and top support are attached at different edges of the legs.
  7. Attach the side aprons to the back legs by aligning the 11" mark on the back legs to the top edge of the side aprons. 
  8. Place the seat on the chair and screw in from the bottom through the pocket holes. Use wood glue. 
  9. Fill all the pocket holes using wood filler, sand, prime, and paint or stain in color of your choice.

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She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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11 Comments

  1. I wish I could do these types of projects but for some reason, they never seem to turn out looking the same as the instructions I am following! #weekendbloghop

  2. I swear I could feature your projects every week. Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! Pinned this! Hope to see you again next week.

  3. Jann Olson says:

    This is so cute! I remember building a childs table and chair set years ago. It was not as cute as this is. thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  4. I absolutely love this idea! This would be great for any space where kids are involved. Be sure to check out my blog gettingglamwithgruden.com to see more diy ideas along with some design tips! Keep up the good work!

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