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.
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.