by April
3 Materials
6 Hours

During last time I visited my sister, I built a DIY lego table for her two little boys, that could also be any other activity table. It’s an IKEA hack, an extra-large kids’ activity table. It's super easy to put together and looks gorgeous if you ask me.

I wrote a super detailed blog post about things to do and not to do, including tips how to assemble IKEA furniture. Make sure to check it out, or watch a YouTube video.

Assemble two IKEA TROFAST storage units as per instructions.

Cut 3/4″ plywood and a wall panel to length. In my case it was 3×6′.

Using gorilla glue, attach the wall panel to plywood.

Make a trim. Cut 1x2s to length. Attach them to the plywood board and plastic sheet using wood glue and a brad nailer. Use wood filler to hide the cracks (if you have any haha) and to cover holes from brad nails. Sand it all smoothly.

Make shelves for one side. This step is completely optional. My sister wanted to have clear acrylic containers on one side so I made her 6 shelves. I used 1/2″ plywood that would fit perfectly to the shelf sections of the TROFAST storage unit. Dimensions of the shelves are 17×11 3/4″.

Paint the table and trim. First, I covered the whole area with a primer, and only after that painted with color.

What do you think about this IKEA hack? I LOVE IT :D

Suggested materials:
  • 3/4″x4x8′ Plywood
  • 1/2″x4x8′ Plywood
  • Smooth wall panel with a prefinished white coating
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • 17335038 17335038 on Feb 09, 2021

    The bases are flat and sturdy enough to support another layer underneath to easily raise the whole unit up, when the boys outgrow a table of this height.

  • Lilpixiestixxx Lilpixiestixxx on Feb 18, 2021

    or even add legs to it would work as they get older, you did an amazing job!

    • April April on Feb 18, 2021

      Thank you!! I was actually considering adding legs to it but then it would require an additional support for the length of the table! I agree! It’s an excellent addition when kids get taller