I recently found the attached picture in a magazine of a local hardware store. I really love the idea of this table and I think building for kids is just rewarding in general. Even though I followed a lot of Paul’s (and others’) videos, I’m having trouble on deciding which type of joints to use in the corners where three beams meet. The instructions use pocket holes and screws. I guess for such a small table that might be strong enough, but still.. where’s the fun in that?
Any tips from more experienced woodworkers here would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your input and the images for clarification. So, would you do this for the top as well as the bottom? I somehow felt that on the bottom, the legs should be standing/pushing on the horizontal bottom-beams instead of the legs standing on the ground and the beams connected to them from the side(s).
As I can see it from the picture you provided it’s the legs that stand on the ground. And I would do the same. Of course there may be other opinions.
Yes, and don’t forget the turnbuttons for attaching the table top. You can search the site for detailed information. Here is the link: