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Her desk will grow taller as she does.

The trouble with children's furniture is that children eventually become too big to use it. That seemed wasteful to Berkeley architect Joseph Costarella. He designed and built a 31-1/4- by 49-1/4-inch desk for his 3-year-old cousin that can grow taller with the child or adapt to adult use.

Adjustable legs can shift the table height from 21 to 31 inches. Each leg consists of three 17-1/4-inch-long vertical-grain Douglas fir 2 by 3's sandwiched tightly together. Outer 2 by 3hs are screwed to the desk'sside rails and on to the top.

Central 2 by 3's slide up or down to the desired position, then are held in place by 5-2nch-long, 1/4-inch carriage bolts and wing nuts.

Seven holes drilled in the central piece and six in the fixed pieces allow the desk to change to six different heights; holes are 2 inches apart. The 3/4-inch top is covered in white plastic laminate for a smooth, easy-to-clean surface.
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