Tiny House Breakfast Table
tiny house breakfast table for Community First! Village

I built this breakfast table for one of the micro-homes at Community First! Village.

Community First! provides permanent housing for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. Traditional furniture is often too big for the micro-homes, so this was a great opportunity for my woodworking club to build custom furniture for a good cause during the 2020 pandemic.

Since we were meeting on Zoom anyway, I arranged for Minnesota woodworking instructor Mike Siemsen to present at one of our monthly meetings. Siemsen got excited about the Community First! project and designed a set of easy-to-build furniture for this project. This breakfast table is his design. The club delivered 34 pieces of furniture to Community First! Village in 2020.

It was a great project and we hope to do this again in 2021.

mico-home table frame

The table was built entirely from S3S, 7/8" poplar. (Next time I’ll use 3/4" like Siemsen recommended.) As you can see, the frame is simple. If we were able to get together in a big shop, we could produce these through and assembly line pretty quickly.

Daddy,  Can We Play in the Workshop?

If hand tool woodworking is your passion, you may enjoy my children's book, Daddy, Can We Play in the Workshop?