The Design Confidential
on March 06, 2013
Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Market Playset! I could not be more excited to share this plan with you kids! *Squeal* I have been eyeing a similar beaut on Pinterest for a while now and I think I need to have one for my very own playspace. Haven't you guys loved playing store for as long as you can remember? I have for sure... Xx...Rayan
Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Countersink Bit for Drill
List includes lumber for ONE bench, ONE large crate, ONE small crate, and ONE scale
1 – 1” dowel rod at 3’
1 – ” square dowel rod at 3’
2 – 1x2 at 6’
2 – 1x3 at 6’
1 sheet of ” plywood
1-1/4” pocket hole screws
1-1/4” brad nails
Cotton cord or twine for scale
Cotton fabric or a sheet for the canopy
6 – 2x2 at 17-1/4” – Legs
2 – 1x3 at 15” – Side Frames
2 – 1x2 at 15” – Side Frames
4 – 1x3 at 21-3/4” – Stretchers
4 – 1x2 at 21-3/4” – Stretchers
2 – ” plywood at 18” x 48” – Shelf & Top
1 – ”plywood at 12” x 14” – Large Crate Bottom
2 – ” plywood at 11-1/4” x 14” – Large Crate Sides
2 – ” plywood at 11-1/4” x 13-1/2” – Large Crate Front & Back
1 – ” plywood at 8” x 10” – Small Crate Bottom
2 – ” plywood at 3-1/2” x 10” – Small Crate Sides
2 – ” plywood at 3-1/2” x 9-1/2” – Small Crate Front & Back
1 – ” plywood at 3-1/2” x 12” – Scale Base
1 – 1” dowel at 12” – Scale Post
1 – ” square dowel at 12” – Scale Arm
2 – ” plywood circles at 5” – Scales
2 – 1x3 at 43” – Canopy Supports
2 – 1x3 at 60” – Canopy Supports
2 – 1x3 at 72” – Canopy Supports
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the
GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.
Cut the pieces for the legs and side frames. Set the Kreg jig for ” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Position the pieces so that the outside face is flush with the outside face of the legs, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end then assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the shelf. Cut the notches using a jigsaw. Position the shelf as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the piece for the top. Secure to the table frame using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the large crate. Attach the sides to the bottom as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Cut the notches in the front and back using a jigsaw, then secure to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the small crate. Assemble in the same manner as the large crate.
Cut the pieces for the scale. Bore a 1” hole in the centered on the base, 1” in from the long edge. Push the dowel post in secure with a couple of brad nails from the back side of the base.
Cut the piece for the arm. Bore 1/4” holes through the top of each end approximately 1” in from each end. Cut a ” piece of round dowel and drill a hole in the center of it, as well as in the center of the arm. Loosely attach the arm to the post with a screw through the round dowel piece and arm into the post.
Cut the pieces for the scales with a jigsaw. Drill three 1/8” holes in each piece and thread a piece of cord or twine through and knot on the bottom. Gather all three pieces of cord or twine and thread through the holes in the arm. Knot to secure.
Cut the pieces for the canopy stand. Drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces and assemble as shown. Secure the canopy supports to one end of the table using countersunk 1-1/4” screws. Cut the fabric or sheet to make the canopy and staple in place on the top.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my
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