Playroom Kids Table DIY

Hey guys!!

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.  I had a design in mind and worked with  Ana, who 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!!!


Rolling Storage Cubes


  1. Marria on March 25, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Amazing! such pretty ideas. I think it will inspire kids creative work and help kids mental growth.

  2. Sierra Dallas on February 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Wow! so pretty kids art desk. This amazing art desk must inspire kids artwork. It will grow kids creativity. I need this for my kids for increasing their creativity. I think kids should grow up physically as well as mental. An attractive art desk help to build kids mental growth. Thanks for sharing such a great idea for kids. It’s really helpful for kids.

  3. Rachel on January 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Love the seats/storage but not sure if it will match my farmhouse style desk which is in the same room?!

  4. Momster University on January 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm

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

  5. Scott McVay on October 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

    One more try

  6. Scott McVay on October 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Having trouble uploading pics 🙁

  7. Scott McVay on October 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Here are the cubies and matching penicl holders.

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