My parents owned a Montessori school and when it closed I took home this beautiful solid wood chair and table set built just for kids. When the kids were 10 months – 3 years I kept it in the kitchen and had the kids eat there. Never had to use a high chair and clean up was a cinch.
Now my oldest is 7 and he uses the table for a homework desk. You would be surprised how much homework is done in 2nd grade! When it no longer serves that purpose it will make a great end or coffee table. The scratches and pen marks will have happy memories.
The key is to get solid wood in a timeless shape like this beautiful white queen anne table on sale for $169 free shipping.