Saturday, June 16, 2012

Craft Table

You may have seen (and lusted over) these cleverly constructed project tables on pinterest:



In my search, the cheapest one I have found is $399.  That's a little steep for me!

BUT...

...I love the way it looks, and it seems really functional, so I decided I MUST have one, somehow.  The link above gives a step by step on how to build the table top.  The only wood working tool I have right now is a hack saw and a sander, so I wanted to come up with a simple way to build the desk.

I stumbled across these beauties at Home Depot.

The nine cube shelf is only $44.98 right now, so I bought two with a gift card I got for my birthday.


There was a super helpful man in the lumber department who told me how I could easily get a sturdy table top on using a strong wood glue.  It wouldn't fit in my car that night (I had baby with me.), so I plan to go back soon to buy a huge piece of wood.  I have some plans for the desk that are slightly different from the picture above.  I will be revealing the end result within the next month.

I am so excited!  Wish me luck!

Now, I need to find some of those cute, colorful cubby boxes for a good price.

*Update*
The table top won't fit in my car, so I'm waiting for a family member with a truck to come visit!
The final product will be posted at the end of August.  I can't wait!
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3 comments:

  1. Drooling... I love that!!! Excited to see pics!

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  2. Very cool! I've always wanted one of those tables, but I don't know where I'd put it. I've got some of those colorful bins. They are Martha Stewart brand ... should be on the same aisle as the shelves you bought.

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  3. Thanks Anna,
    I'll be posting pics asap!
    Laura,
    I think I'll be getting some of her brand, because they fit perfectly in the cubbies.

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