We designed this table and stool set for our 7-years
old daughter who loves to draw. In our version of the
drawing table there is no use of glue or screws. We
wanted to keep the design and building as simple as
possible so it would be easy to diy. But for a stronger
construction you might want to add some glue. Our
intention is to keep the table also mobile and easily
MATERIALS YOU NEED
2 sheets of plywood 500 x 1600; 350 x 350 mm, 18
2-3 meters nylon rope
Olie for finishing.
The pen cases we are using are from IKEA
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TOOLS YOU NEED
Sander + sanding paper
Router saw or Hand circural saw
Step 1: Cutting the Stripes on the Plywood
Cut the stripes to the plywood as seen on the plan above.
You can use the format saw or the hand power saw (see on the picture above). If you want to have a stronger
construction, consider adding glue in between the stripes. That will make the desk probably unbreakable.
Step 2: Carving the Holes
Make all the necessary cuts for the rope and pencil box holders.
It will help when you use a drill for the rough cuts, then use chisel to smoothen the edges.
To get rid of sharp edges we used a paint can to mark the rounded corners and cut them.
Step 3: Finishing and Bending the Plywood
We use oil for getting a smooth and natural surfaces. Before finishing the plywood, sand everything carefully.
Let the oil dry and then pull gently the table into the position seen on the picture above. Tie the ropes and put the pen boxes into their places.
Step 4: Installing the Paper Holder
Using a drill make the holes for the paper holder. Make the loop using a rope. This will hold the stick and let the
Step 5: Making the Stool
Mark the sawing route to the plywood and carefully saw all the pieces. Before sawing cover the sawing route with
the painting tape. Use a drill to make the first cut.