How to Build a Thrifty Craft Table

4 Materials
$100
3 Hours
Easy

FIND OUT HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM STANDING LARGE DIY CRAFT TABLE ON A BUDGET WITH THIS IKEA HACK. THIS THRIFTY TABLE TOP IS ONLY 50$.

Is your craftroom as messy as mine? I really needed to do something about it! First, I needed a new and bigger craft table!

I’ve been wanting a craft table for sooooo long! The biggest desk I had was around 30″ x 40″. And most of the time, I couldn’t find it cause there were too many things piled up on it!!!


This new one is 36″ x 80″!

Can you guess what I used?

It’s a primed masonite door!


It's really easy to make!


STEP 1

Install the door on top of the shelf unit. Make sure it is levelled. While someone holds the door in place, fix the door to the wall with L brackets.

Next, position the shelf unit and fix it to the door with smaller L brackets

STEP 2 

Paint the door after it is installed!! And do you think I painted under?

Are you insane? No time for that!! 


Since it's a door, you'll also need to sand the edges.

When the paint was dry, I added 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic to protect the surface. Each time I use this product, it amazes me how easy it is to apply and it has almost no odour.

So, in one afternoon, everything was done! Just my kinda project!

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Mamabear318
    on Aug 14, 2019

    All of the door at our big box stores are precut for the hardware. Where did you find one that wasn't

    • NeliDesign
      on Aug 14, 2019

      Home Depot has them and a lot of other big hardware stores. They are usually intended to use when you're replacing doors in an existing house.

  • Kate Louden
    on Aug 21, 2019

    Where did you get the orange boxes that fit in the cubbies?

  • Paula
    on Aug 21, 2019

    what are the dimensions of your shelf unit? Is it an IKEA piece?

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