- One old end table or coffee table with utilitarian legs (straight and flat)
- 1x6's cut to the length of the table plus two inches (for overhang). You will have to determine how many you need to cover your table top width.
- Pegboard cut to the length of the table with about the same width to make a square
- 4 1x2's to frame the pegboard
- Plywood cut to the size of the length and width of the table legs
- 1/2x2 cut to the length of the width between table legs, lengthwise
- 2 1x2's cut to the length of the width between table legs, widthwise
- L Brackets & Screws
- 2 1x2's cut to about 36 inches
- Sign: 1x4 cut to the length of your pegboard
- Silver & Gold Paint
Kids Workbench from Old Table
April 5, 2013 By 9 Comments
Remember that Craft Room Pegboard I made? I didn't use the entire thing and so I had a cute idea on how to use some of the rest...a kids workbench! I think this turned out so cute. I was going for a Pottery Barn Kids effect rather than the primary-colors-and-plastic variety. And it was actually really easy. I completed this in an afternoon! This kids workbench is built on one of those old ugly end tables that probably everyone had in the 90's. I originally used it for a base of a train table for my boys but it turned out that they preferred building their tracks on the floor. So the table sat in the closet, taking up space. I knew I could give this sad table a new purpose in life by building a kids workbench on top of it.