Friday, October 17, 2014

Land Of Nod Play Table Knock-off

When we decided to tackle the Playroom Office Makeover a play table was on the "Must-Have" list.  The boys were always trying to find space on the floor to color or play a board game amidst a clutter of disorganization.  I'm sure it didn't bother them as much as it bothered me.  It drove me nuts!  I started flipping through my fav kid's catalogs and of course loved all the options and hated all the prices.  At this point in time dropping a couple hundo (plus tax and shipping) on a toddler table seemed silly.  Realistically we're going to get 2 more years out of a kid's play table and then I'm sure we'll need a proper desk and chairs as they grow.  Enter super awesome husband slash carpenter. 

I showed him this piece from the Land of Nod catalog…

via Land of Nod
and after a trip to Home Depot for supplies that cost just shy of 50 bucks we were on our way to a custom fit table for the playroom.  Here's how….

Supplies & Cuts

TIP: for a custom look cut a 15 degree angle on the bottom of each 2" x 3" legs

TIP: for a custom look round the top edge of the pre-cut wood top with a router and sand down the edges

How To

TIP: for custom look add decorative trim along the bottom of the shelf

Not a bad Land of Nod knock-off for $50 right?  

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