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Published on January 14th, 2014 | by Basil


Small Artist-Table


This is a birthday-present for a two-year-old li´l princess. When she saw the unequipped table first time, she asked instantly for the crayons. Strike!

LÄTT table with two chairs.
BYGEL bar and cups.
BLECKA hooks.
MALA paper-roll.
piece of a broomstick.
drawer made of canvas, hardboard, hotglue, some screws and two magnetic catches.
painting and decoration: white prime coat and semi-gloss acrylic paint („leaf green“ and „kiwi“).
desktop sealed with silicone-rubber.

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Have fun !

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8 Responses to Small Artist-Table

  1. Laurie says:

    Hi, on the rod that holds the paper, I see a thinner section that rests on the hook and then it looks like there is some sort of end cap on the very end of the rod outside of the hook. How do you do that if you don’t have a lathe and have basically no woodworking experience? Thanks!

    • Basil says:

      Hi Laurie, big sorry for a late answer !!!!
      Yes, you are right, there is a thinner section on the rod to keep it in position when used and to fit in the hook. It is simply carved with a knife and a small saw … no cap, no lathe used. With really no woodworking-skills hard to do. But you could cut the rod a little bit shorter and screw something on it (a wooden disk?) to hold it in position. In this case you should use a thinner rod at all – to fit in the hooks. Hope you will find a way to do it. Thanx for interest. Hugs Basil

  2. claire says:

    Hi. I can’t quite understand how you built the lift up drawer, which is genius. Do you have a link for instructions? Thanks.

  3. Philipp says:

    Here’s my idea for a paper holder with cutting bar:

  4. Jay Banks says:

    Oh, this is gorgeous! The combination of paper and the crayons magazine is a real gem. A good friend of mine has a daughter of 4 years of age and she started drawing excessively recently, I think she would love this. Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Basil says:

    In fact, under the desktop there is a drawer (with a simple magnetic-lock) for finished artwork. You can see it only on the not published pictures I posted. But this was the idea: a hidden drawer – also to have enough space under the table, to sit and work comfortable. Greetings from Basil to all hackers and interested persons.

  6. Michelle says:

    Looks gorgeous! Would be something for our 1,5 year old, too, as we have just bought a little table and chairs as well and she just started to draw her first pictures! Thanks for sharing this idea, greetings from Germany! :)


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