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?  

I'm sharing this post with these fun parties this week:
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  1. So cute! Great detailed pics- might need to try this:-)

  2. Adorable. Wish I had your talent! Where did you get the play mat?

    1. you are sweet - thank you carol! The road rug is from Ikea. It was like $10!

  3. I love Land of Nod too, and I agree their prices can be a little steep for something I know my kids are either going to break or outgrow in a couple years. I love how your table turned out! And your labeled pictures make it really easy to follow the instructions. I'm so glad to find your blog through our Your Turn To Shine link party! I hope you'll stop by again this Thursday! -Amy

    1. Thanks so much Amy! I'm glad you found my blog too! I will definitely be joining the link party again this week :)

  4. This table is fabulous, Lo! Your kids are so lucky to have something that has been handcrafted.....and it will probably last longer than the expensive version, too. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us this week!


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