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Simple DIY Lego Table or Craft Table for Small Toys or Supplies

A simple Lego storage idea to organizing Legos or anything small. This includes a tutorial on how I made a DIY Lego 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 hit this limit and that’s when I decided to create my own Simple DIY Lego table or craft table for small toys or supplies.

DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table

I’m all about creating new toy storage solutions. As a matter of fact I had planned on creating something similar in my sons room long ago. Like I said earlier I hit my “toy limit” and hashed out this easy DIY toy table in just a few hours.

I was tired of stepping all over those small toys that ended up everywhere! 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;

How to create a DIY Lego table

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

I decided my best option was to create a DIY toy 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 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:

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:

plywood for lego table

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

  • 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.
putting lego table together
  • I added 4 strips per storage bin.
adding 3M strips to lego table
  • Place the wood piece securely on top of the bins and bear down to make sure the top sticks to the bins.

Once I secured the piece of wood to 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.

DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
lego's on top of lego table
DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
Lego storage table
DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
DIY Lego Table or Craft Storage Table
DIY lego table or small toy storage table

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.

P.S. I’ve got a great craft storage cabinet if you need more craft storage!

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!


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  1. Christen says:

    Oh my goodness BRILLIANT!!! Where did you find those chairs?

  2. Erin says:

    Cute idea! We are trying it out! Where did you get those chairs from? I love the color!

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  7. Jennie says:

    I’m surprised no one has asked this, but where did the chairs come from?

    Great idea, btw! This is on my projects list

  8. Samantha says:

    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

    • 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!

  9. What a clever idea and it looks great! Thanks for sharing the how to with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  10. Such a great idea for hours of fun! Pinned & sharing Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  11. richellaparham says:

    We have more LEGO bricks in this house than you can imagine (I’m serious—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!

  12. Diana says:

    Great project, Lindsey–thanks so much for linking it up with Vintage Charm 🙂

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  14. firebirdwife says:

    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!

  15. Stephanie says:

    Terrific idea. I’ll be featuring this tonight on the To Grandmas House We Go Link Party.

  16. Great organizing and storage project Lindsey, wonderful solution for corralling all those little foot mines! Thanks for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

  17. Amanda Long says:

    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 🙂 So glad I found your blog over at #fdflinkparty 🙂

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  19. Sammi Ricke says:

    You are a genius!!! This is exactly what I need for my little Lego builder. THANK YOU!!!!

  20. Very good idea! I love the work surface for them to build on… and their own space/desk w/ drawers. 🙂

  21. lamscomm says:

    If it saves me from busting my foot on a Lego in the middle of the night, I am all for it! 😉 Stopping by from the Sharefest.

  22. daisy says:

    Looks great! We did something similar using an upcycled wooden door we got at the ReStore. It works great!
    Enjoy your new space.

  23. hanamidream says:

    Great idea! My problem is having an area to display all their lego creations!

  24. hjsburnett says:

    Such a GREAT idea!!! #fdflinkparty

  25. imperfectlyperfectmamablog says:

    Great idea! I could see using this for my daughters art supplies too!

  26. 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!

  27. Beverly says:

    What a great idea. Those legos can take over.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party.

  28. Such a great idea! I also love how you have the clock on the wall as the “O” in toys

  29. Caryn says:

    OMG. You need to see my house. LEGOs all over. These ideas are great. #HappyNowLinkup

  30. I love that! So simple but useful. You’re making me wish I had space to do something similar for my daughter. #CoffeeandConversation

  31. Brilliant storage Lindsey! I love that you incorporated such a huge worktop for their Lego building sessions. xx

  32. Annie says:

    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 🙂

  33. JESS44903 says:

    Wow…what a neat idea! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  34. Stephanie says:

    Nice idea! Cute and organized!

  35. Julie says:

    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.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Excellent idea, especially if your son’s Grandmother has bought him every lego ever made.