Playroom Kids Table DIY

Hey guys!!

I am so happy to share Ana White’s latest plans with you!  Since building my last kids table for the playroom, I have added 2 new kiddos to the picture.  I knew it was time to “upsize” my table, and I knew just who to call!  Ana delivered with these great plans for a kids table.  I am in love!  It fits my space perfectly, and there are room for friends!  Here it is all finished!

I will share some tips and photos here, and you can see the full set of these plans on Ana’s site!

For starters… I had this table totally built in under an hour and a half.  It really was a very simple, basic build.  My total cost for lumber was under $65.  For a table that seats 8 kiddos, I would say that’s pretty darn good!

You start by building 3 legs…

The middle one is just a bit different…

For the 2×2’s, I used my Kreg Jig® to attach them at the corners.

I would have used them here too in the middle of the table, but I had already attached the 1×2’s.  I had to use wood screws to attach it there.  If I could go back, I would have put some pocket holes on those 1×2’s.  Lesson learned!

To attach the table top, I laid it flat on the ground and put my table base on top of it.  I then used wood screws from the bottom and drilled through my 2×2’s to attach.  Easy peasy!

For the stain I used my very favorite…

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut

And since my kids have been known to make a few messes, I finished the table with this…

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane with Soft Touch

best polyurethane

It’s awesome!  It dries very quickly, and you don’t see brush strokes.  Love it!

That’s it! Pretty simple!  Here are a few more pictures!

So… What do you think??

Want to see how to easily make my rolling storage cubes??

You can check out the plans for the cubes HERE!!!

I would love for you to share this table below!

Want to see the rest of the playroom??  Here are a few more goodies…

Fabric Covered Diaper Boxes

DIY Play Kitchen

DIY Picture Frames with Clips

Pottery Barn Inspired Storage System

Thanks so much again guys!
Make sure to check out the full plans for this GREAT table at Ana-White.com!!!

~Whitney

Rolling Storage Cubes

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  • Momster University

    This is a great idea, especially the storage cubes as seating.

  • Scott McVay

    One more try

  • Scott McVay

    Having trouble uploading pics :(

  • Scott McVay

    Here are the cubies and matching penicl holders.

  • Scott McVay

    Here are the cubies and crayon holders.

  • Guest

    Here is a shot with the cubes and matching crayon and pencil holders. I found that the cheap casters did not work well, make sure you use casters that have ball bearings.

  • Scott McVay

    I just got done building this set and it was a fun project! Thank you for the inspiration my daughter loves the rolling cubes :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/darcimarquette Darci Marquette

    I am in LOVE with this table! I really want to make one for my boys but I’d like to make it a little taller – 27″ in height. Can you tell me what cuts I would need to make differently? I’m very new to DIY building projects and I want to be sure I’m doing it right. :)

  • steven

    what is the dimensions of the table, height, width, length etc. angle degree of cuts for leg tops and bottom ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12456362 Aimee Diane

    Here is a link to the project panel I found at Lowes http://www.lowes.com/OrderItemDisplay?storeId=10151&langId=-1&catalogId=10051

  • http://www.facebook.com/lyn.westhoff Lyn Westhoff

    Absolutely love this !!

  • Shannon B

    Are you kdding me with your creative cuteness? I gotta stop looking and start creating….. this could be my first project as one set of table and chairs is never enough, especially during playdates! Thanks for the inspiration and reminder that I need to DO IT……!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Shannon!! You do need to do it!! It’s addicting ;-)

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  • Stacey

    Your playroom looks fabulous! Would love to do this for my kids, will be checking out the plans. Thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thanks so much Stacey!! I appreciate it!

  • jen

    what material is your top? Its too pretty to be ply.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Project panel from Lowe’s! $31

      • http://www.facebook.com/cherie.ball.58 Cherie Ball

        I went to Lowes to buy this Project Panel, and they told me that the it could not be stained? It says on the plan that it is Pine but at my lowes they did not have a pine one? Do you know the exact name of this piece and is all the project panels that same and will hold stain? Thanks for your help!

  • Amy

    Wow!! Love this and your frames, your boxes! Enjoy reading our blog! I think I will have to try those frames and boxes for myself!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Awesome Amy! I would love to see pics when you get them finished! :-)

  • Niki Blake

    I can only say you are amazing and I don’t know HOW you do it! :) AWesome!! I am your biggest “pinner” I think….I should start a board with just your name! :)

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Haha you are sweet Niki!! We would love that! ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.m.beck Lisa M Beck

    This is very cute! I hope it is far from your laundry area, otherwise I can see it being hijacked for sorting and folding. On, the other hand, the kids DO need to learn how to do the laundry ;o)

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Haha good point Lisa! Thanks so much!!

  • Sarah Kane

    LOVE this!! I just got done building the other table & chairs your previously had.. now I want this set!! :) Perhaps in time when I want to redo my son’s room again!! I do want to incorporate those storage cubes though, I was thinking two of them at the end of his bed!!?! :) Thanks for the inspiration, you guys always nail it everytime!!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Sarah!! And I have the same problem… As soon as I finish a project I find another piece to replace it :-))

  • Kristen DUke

    This look fantastci–I love Ana!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Me too Kristen! Thanks so much!! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/iheartnaptime Jamielyn Nye

    Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! I must make one when we move into our new house! Such a cute play room!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Jamielyn!! You can totally do it! I can’t wait to see it… And the whole house! ;-)

  • Mindi Carwin

    Great job! It looks awesome! You always do such a nice job with your building projects. It makes me wish I had more room so I could just keep building all the cool things you and Ana come up with! I am REALLY excited about the cubes! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Mindi! I actually have the same ‘room’ problem too, so I just give stuff away all the time to make room for the new goodies :-) Thanks again!

  • Kim

    Love this table and can’t wait to see how you make those rolling cubes. i love anything that doubles as storage.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Kim! I will be posting them tomorrow! :-)

  • Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    How cute is this?! What a great idea, and you make it look so so easy! I love the entire room..and those rolling cubes, can’t wait to see how you made those!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you so much Jen! They are super easy! I will be sharing them tomorrow :-)

  • Kim

    Love it! We are moving into a new house and I am looking for two new tables for kiddo use. Can’t wait to see the designs for the cubes!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      How exciting Kim!! So fun! I will be posting them tomorrow :-)