Grown-up furniture with kids in mind

Stripes End Table by Plywood Office

I often look through the pages of magazines seeking artsy living spaces with pictures of real live human children. Sadly, there is nary a Cheerio in sight. But this piece of furniture I just discovered, I could imagine in my home with my real live human children anyway.

I am in love with the Stripes End Table by Chris Jamison at Plywood Office
for a number of reasons. The rich wood and the stripe combination are
pure beauty. The design is subtle and clever. The rounded edges are
certainly child friendly, as well as the deep pocket to stash remotes or
Goodnight Moon. And the table’s legs are reminiscent of the Eames Lounge Chair. (I love everything about Eames, and this table makes me happy just thinking about it.)

I am an absolute sucker for the DIY movement; there is something so
rich about purchasing directly from the source. I can see the
craftsman’s hands as opposed to the salesman’s bark. I am not just a
consumer, I am investing in a piece that will be with my family for ages
to come. I don’t mean to wax poetic, but it’s the truth.

Plus, it will make me smile. And that, my friends, is priceless. Eva, our newest CMP contributor

Handmade furniture from Chicago’s Plywood Office is available through Etsy.

Eva Glettner is a lover of street art and skateboarding, the blogger behind Skate Mamas, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks


  • Reply June 13, 2011


    I’m new to this site and I’m kind of getting the hint it’s not for me. I thought this was a blog specifically for helping busy mom’s make quality choices. Not promoting a 750.00 end table…

    I’m a mom who loves art and all things mod, but I have way better things to spend my money on… like our baby and enriching life essentials!

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply June 14, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    We are equal opportunity coveters, Melanie! Every so often we find something splurgey and beautiful like these handmade tables made by an independent artist, that makes us happy just to look at. And think…”Hm, one day…”

  • Reply June 14, 2011


    Ha, thanks. It’s torture to see these awesome things sometimes… which is why Etsy is so hard! Yarr! -M

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