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$.
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!
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What you’ll need to make your DIY craft table
- Primed 36″ x 80″ masonite door
- Small “L” brackets
- Large “L” brackets
- IKEA shelf unit
- Sand paper
- White paint
- Minwax Polycrylic
The IKEA furniture is a white TOMNÄS shelf unit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist anymore but the Kallax could still be used. If a standing desk like mine is what you need, you would need to add some legs.
Note that you’ll need to have someone helping you for this
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
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, the edges might need a little sanding.
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!
A bit of reality
I’ll be honest with you, my craft room doesn’t look like a picture from a magazine and I don’t think it ever will. I have a simple explanation for that: I use my craft room!
So, as you might have noticed, all the pictures are framed very tight. Well, that’s because of what’s standing right next to the craft table! You’ll guess that it’s also my next project on the list :
So awful… plenty of work to be done!!
UPDATE: I participated in the One Room Challenge and finally got my craft room in order! Follow this link to see all the details!