DIY Lego or Craft Storage Table

CALLING ALL MOMS who need a good Lego storage solution(or any moms in need of a good toy storage idea).  Have you ever hit your limit with toys and find yourself saying, “that’s it! we’re organizing these toys once and for all?”   I’m tired of stepping all over them, moving them off the kitchen table, finding them in random places of the house (dishwasher (not even kidding)). I know you know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about all those tiny, random, never-to-be-in-the-same-place-again, little pieces of LEGOS!

Now that I’ve vented my frustrations and called in FEMA to help clean up this mess (maybe I shouldn’t be this dramatic), It’s time to get started on a new idea;

To create a DIY Lego or Craft Storage Table.

Simple Lego Storage Ideas

I started this project by brainstorming a affordable and easy lego storage solution.

I decided my best option was to create a DIY lego or craft table with lots of storage.

If I could find a stable storage base, I knew I could buy a piece of plywood to use as the table top for very little money. I also wanted the table to be long enough to fit at least 2 chairs under it.

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Materials List for the DIY craft table or DIY lego table:

  1. 3 Storage Bins around 2 feet high (this is a good height for kids table)
  2. Plywood – I wanted at least 1/2 inch thick for stability
  3. 3 packages of 3M command strips to secure the wood to the storage bins
  4. sand paper to sand the plywood
  5. stain
  6. sealer

Here is what I found:

Lego storage Ideas

I wanted the table to be about 2 feet high (this is a good height for a kids table), so I looked for similar storage bins. I liked this one because you couldn’t see all the “junk (or small pieces) inside the bins.  I’ve attached an affiliate link below to this storage bin for more information.

Here is the plywood I purchased:

Lego Storage Ideas

The plywood is 1/2 inch thick, 78″ long by 20″ wide (I had the hardware store cut it to these measurements).

How I completed the wood top:

  1. Sand the top and sides until it is fairly smooth. It’s plywood, so it won’t ever be super smooth, but I wanted to make sure all the “loose splinters” were gone.
  2. Stain the wood with Minwax stain dark walnut. I applied two coats.
  3. Apply a few coats of Minwax Clear Brush Laquer. I used 3 coats.

How to put the DIY lego storage table together;

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Lego storage ideas

After I measured and decided how far apart I wanted the bins,  I added the 3M strips to the top to secure the plywood to the bins.

I added 4 strips per storage bin.

Once I got the Top secured on the bins, my simple lego storage table was done!

Note: I get a lot of questions about the stability of the plywood top with the 3M strips. If you position the plywood in the center of the bins, and use four strips per bin, then it should be plenty stable. That being said, if you have a kiddo that might be a little more destructive than the 3M strips can handle, you might opt for a more permanent solution like screws.

My kids love their new DIY lego storage table! This table could easily be used as a craft table or a storage table for anything relatively small.

Best part, momma loves this table even more! Do the Legos always stay in the bins? No, but the kids are doing so much better about keeping all the pieces in their bins and not all over my house! My Lego storage problem is finally solved!


If you’re interested in seeing more budget friendly furniture projects like this, click HERE. 

46 thoughts on “DIY Lego or Craft Storage Table

  1. Anything that keeps the lego off the floor is a good idea. I love your table idea.
    My boys are now 18 and 20 and still have a couple of boxes of lego in their wardrobes – we get it out when people with kids come to visit, lego really is the best toy ever.

    1. Legos have been around forever and I don’t think they are going away anytime soon! Glad you liked the post. Blessings,

  2. These are SO perfect! We store ours in little cubbies from IKEA (so kind of the same concept, but yours is way cooler — love the built in play table).

    Visiting from Wow Me Wednesday πŸ™‚

  3. What a fantastic table! I love projects that are both practical and fun. My kids aren’t yet into the teeny tiny Legos, but I know it’s coming soon. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Great, glad you find it useful. I always hope to inspire any way I can. Thank you.

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  5. I just LOVE this idea. I recently came across the drawers like this at WalMart and bought a slightly higher one to replace my sons old toy box… it’s brown so we’ve kept it in the living room and he’s been so much better at pick up his toys. This DIY idea is AMAZING though… Definitely pinning for the boys future playroom near my office in our basement πŸ™‚ So glad I found your blog over at #fdflinkparty πŸ™‚

  6. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up! I also love where you have the word “toys” on the wall with the o used as the clock. Very creative!

  7. We have more LEGO bricks in this house than you can imagine (I’m seriousβ€”it’s unbelievable!) But this is the best DIY LEGO table I’ve ever seen. Brilliant!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Oh thank you so much for the feature! Yes, those legos have a way to travel and end up everywhere. Sometimes I wonder if they have legs. πŸ˜‰

  8. How sturdy is it? Would it tip/move if leaned on? I love it but nervous the kids would lean on it or try to climb on it

    1. Believe it or not it is really sturdy! My 2 year old sits on the top sometimes and it doesn’t budge. Since the wood is thin, if you try to pick up the top, the bins lift up as well. The 3M strips have a really tight bond. Hope this helps!

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