A couple of years back, a reader of www.woodworkcity.com asked about a plan for a children’s table that could be assembled and then knocked-down after use (assembled like a puzzle). We were able to locate a basic knock down table plan, but found a much more detailed one this morning.
This plan has detailed drawings with illustrations for the detailed cuts and interlocking pieces.
The entire table is made from a single sheet of plywood! The plan comes from Kevin Ayer and is a terrific project to build with your kids.
Free Children’s Knock Down Table Plans (PDF)
If you are considering this as an outdoor table, take the material into consideration. Plywood is not a material that behaves well when faced with the elements. The idea behind having a knock-down table is that you can assemble and disassemble as needed. If it must remain outside, a high quality finish is a must. Not a stain, but a finish that includes exterior primer and a couple of coats of a high quality exterior paint.
Good luck with this terrific project.