This rolling DIY craft table with storage is the perfect work table for my new office plus, it comes together in just an afternoon thanks to hacking prefab cabinets and counters!
My office build is coming along and I couldn’t be more excited, you guys! If you missed the design board and before photos (go check it out!), there’s two small rooms, separated by a cased opening. This small room is going to be my crafting/recording space. Kind of like a studio space. I wanted a craft table that was totally functional for crafting, easy to stand at (counter height) and looked good for recording… but also that I could move against the wall for styling photos and that could hold craft supplies. Because goodness knows I have more than enough of those.
I had found these plans for building a craft table that I was going to adjust to meet my needs. I thought the price point was great but wanted to make it taller, add wheels, close in the back so it looked great for recording and I wanted a top with wood grain. When I sat down to draw up the new plans though, I started thinking that the measurements seemed so familiar. They were standard cabinet size!
So obviously I hopped online to check out The Home Depot Canada and made up an alternate budget with cabinets instead of building it from scratch (both with wheels and the same countertop). By the time I factored in paint on the from scratch one… these were the exact same price. But probably 1/4 of the work. So I was totally sold. I ran to The Home Depot Canada and picked up my supplies and this build came together in an afternoon. SO simple. I’m beyond excited with how it’s turned out and can’t wait to put it to good use once the whole space is finished!
So if you’re a lover of simple builds, hacks and being able to make something in an afternoon, this is for you. Oh… and you better like crafts, because you’ll be doing a lot of them with this ;P
BIG thank you to The Home Depot Canada for partnering on this project and this whole office space!
The first thing you’ll need is to decide how big you want your craft table to be. Mine is 5 feet by just over two feet. This perfect for the size of this room and that two feet depth is what lets a countertop work for the tabletop. If I wanted it wider (or narrower) I would build a live edge table top like in this tutorial OR with this stuff which I’ll be using for my desk next week! This countertop came in 6 foot lengths so we used our table saw to take off just under a foot.
The three pieces that build the base for this? 2 of the 24″ upper cabinets and one melamine tabletop. I chose upper cabinets so that they aren’t as deep as base cabinets which leaves plenty of room for a stool for me in between them. So first things first, I put together those two cabinets, then screwed in my casters.
Let’s talk casters! I used 3″ casters and put one on each corner of the cabinets. This made a total of eight. I made the front two on each cabinet fixed and the back two locking swivel. I bought 3/4″ particle board screws for this.
Once that was done, I flipped them on the side and laid the melamine table top on them. I lined it up and screwed from the inside of the cabinets into the table top, through the shelf pin holes using 1 1/4″ particle board screws. I did two in the top and two in the bottom of each cabinet and then one in the centre middle not through a shelf pin hole. I wanted to be able to adjust my shelves around so knew right at the top and the bottom wouldn’t get in the way for shelf pins.
Once that was attached, I got help standing the whole thing up (heavy and on wheels… best to ask for a second set of hands!). Then I put the shelves in and attached the flat panel doors. I could have added hardware to them, but I like how the cabinets kind of hide without hardware.
Next… countertop time! We shimmed the live edge wood countertop up a bit so doors could easily open and shut using door stop. We ran it through the table saw to make it 3/4″ wide and screwed it to the front and back of the cabinets. this gave a nice clean edge and did help hold the table more solid (although it really did feel so solid before anyways). We shimmed out the middle using standard wood shims. and added two screws in the centre of each cabinet, and one at either edge. We sunk a couple screws through that door stop on the back edge of the countertop which gives a nice grip when moving the table around.
Guys… That’s all. I’m obsessed with this space and how this DIY craft table turns it into the perfect studio. Also with how quickly this came together! Such a big win in a short amount of time!
Oh! And just a note on the height. It’s countertop height, but my stool is bar height. So yah it’s tight but that’s because I don’t plan to sit here, just stand and this gives me something to rest on :)