Guidecraft Arts and Crafts Center: Kids Activity Table and Drawing Desk with Stools, Storage Bins, Paper Roller and Paint Cups - Children's Wooden Learning Furniture 4.6 out of 5 … I think I’m going to have to do something just like this when my basement ever gets finished. How do you take this apart? What are the dimensions for the tabletop and bookshelves? Thank you so much for this idea! These storage tables for crafts are good especially for sewing and other crafts where you are sitting down a lot. I had asked him to make the base smaller so I wouldn't trip over the edges and he took it a step further by angling the edges which I love! I looked on Ikea website and there isn’t any table tops or desk tops for anywhere near $25 that are that size. If I ever have a craft room, this will be my table! In March of 2013, I was shopping with my then-4 year-old son. My handyman friend brought over the base and the top yesterday morning and it didn't take him long to attach the IKEA Expedit units I'd put together on Friday. definitely going to look for those shelves today. do you have a specific name/link for the bookshelves? I also hung nails on the outer sides to hang regular scissors, hole puncher, etc. Oh well, I will try to find other book cases. It’s exactly 29 1/2 deep just like the table top from Ikea. Since I wanted to be able to access the shelves from both sides, I just reinforced it with brackets – still not as sturdy as if you put the back on, but its good enough for me . Here’s the full tutorial to make the IKEA Craft Room Table with Storage! Materials: 2 IKEA Expedit (2 x 4) bookcases 2 sheets of plywood (3/4″) 5 heavy duty casters 5 washers 5 lockwashers leftover flooring trim 18 – 20 L-brackets Description: 1. If I added wooden batons that line up with the inside edge of each book shelf so the top can’t slip either way, would that work? I love it! I used a piece of 2×2 wood cut to the size (length) of the table top minus the bookshelves. It can be adapted to be used in almost any space and it can be easily moved. I love that the table is SO large and we can use it for anything – eating, crafting, puzzles, games, whatever! We are currently working on getting my craft room finished, but for now I’m using a smaller room in my home. Where? your craft room is so well organized! May I ask where you bought your baskets (since they fit so perfectly in the bookshelves). It can be adapted to be used in almost any space and it can be easily moved. Once you have the table in place, adhere the wood strip to the underside of the table top in the center of the table. Peek Through Last Week (February 25-March 3). Again…can’t wait to check walmart for the bookshelves. Well today I thought, “Enough is enough!”! They are EXTREMELY flimsy and sway side to side. I'm so excited to share with you my new sewing room cutting table. We’ve been in our new home for 7 months and my crafts/office is the only room left not set up yet. Love this idea. The bookshelves are from Mainstay at Wal-Mart. Some great ideas here. I am going to find some sure fire ways to stay organized and neat even while I am in process of creating my next quilt. Thanks. It can be easily taken apart in less than a minute. I'd rather much have a…, Happy Monday! It can be easily taken apart in less than a minute. The brand is Mainstay. Thanks for sharing! A whole new DIY craft table with storage for only $55. I went to Walmart and bought the two bookcases and ended up with the something similar too! Love this idea! What is the measurement of the desktop and I think that’s an incredible deal. I went to a garage sale over the weekend and got 2 two drawer files and a door all for $20.00 to make a desk. Find the best neighborhoods to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sign up Now! Quick question has anyone had a problem with how much weight the bookshelves can hold? It appears that the Linmon is the same size and price, so I thought it might be helpful for people who want to build this setup. I’m trying to get my rented small flat organised without spending much money or making any permanent changes, which is tricky! I just want to let you know some unfortunate news. HI what is the table name called and what are dimensions? Don't miss another creative idea! I just ordered the pieces for this craft table. There used to be four bar stools around the island. It's perfectly functional, with a large surface (3ft by 5ft), which is very convenient for spreading your fabric and pattern pieces for cutting. I found the bookshelves on the Walmart website…says they are 32 inches in length….but I cant find a table top on Ikea website that measures 32 inches???? Isn’t it hard since you used liquid nails? (Space is not an issue for me, so I usually keep the table fully open all the time). Have seen many similar and love the idea. You can build this simple DIY craft desk right into the wall, so it saves … Have fun decorating your new room! hi laurie! Just pinned! Wow, Leanne! You rock!!! I’m sorry you’re having problems with the bookcases. Can’t wait to get in there. I didn’t have a table top but we did a little remodeling and had a left over piece of plywood. 2. I added tags to my baskets since I’m using it in a craft room and I want to be able to find things easily. The sheets will …. , I love how it turned out Leanne! I’m always so busy finishing a quilt or cutting out the next project that I often start piling up fabric on the side of my cutting table. Just use liquid nails to add a piece of wood to the underside of the table top to hold it in place between the 2 bookcases. Now you can place it back on and the wood strip will hold it in the right place so it doesn’t slip but you can still take it apart when you need too. The IKEA desktops were amazingly cheap and the Walmart bookcases were on sale! Wow, so awesome cause here I am looking on pinterest for ideas for me and my husband to make me a crafts/office desk for cheap cause I’ve looked at prices for an actual crafts desks and their all out of my price range. I think I will reinforce them with some “L” brackets. Bummer… I just ordered the Linmon from Ikea but can’t find the Mainstays 3-Shelf Bookcase, White in any of the Walmarts around here. K. reworked the space so there is real storage (not stuff under the stools)! Just bought the table top online from ikea. Awesome idea!