How to Make a Portable Craft Table for Almost Nothing!


I built this handy portable craft table with some scrap wood and a $1 yard sale find. It sure gets a lot of use!
I started by building the tray top with pieces of leftover 1 x 2s and a thin piece of plywood that I found in my scrap wood pile.
This project is a good way to use up some scraps of wood that are just lying around.
I cut semi circles on the end pieces to serve as handles for the tray top of the table.
Next, the luggage rack and trap top got a coat of a pretty aqua color paint.
Adding white dots using white color stain and a stencil gave it a fun, whimsical look.
Now to make the table portable, I added strips of self-adhesive hook & loop to the luggage rack and also to the bottom of the tray.
Now my table can be taken apart and stored quickly and easily. I have used this table every evening since I made it! I can work on small crafts like scrapbooking while sitting on my sofa watching television.
I can carry the empty tray top up to my craft room and fill it with my supplies for the evening. When I'm done, I love that it can easily be taken apart and stored when I'm not using it.

Suggested materials:

  • Old luggage rack  (yard sale)
  • Wood glue  (Home Depot)
  • Brad nailer  (Ryobi)
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3 comments
  • William
    on Sep 30, 2016

    This is cool! I can use something like this for small projects. Great idea!

  • Miriam I
    on Oct 4, 2016

    That is such a smart idea!

    • Jeanie
      on Oct 4, 2016

      Thanks Miriam. I wish I had thought of it sooner - I use it all the time!

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