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.
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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- 3 Storage Bins around 2 feet high (this is a good height for kids table)
- Plywood – I wanted at least 1/2 inch thick for stability
- 3 packages of 3M command strips to secure the wood to the storage bins
- sand paper to sand the plywood
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:
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:
- 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.
- Stain the wood with Minwax stain dark walnut. I applied two coats.
- Apply a few coats of Minwax Clear Brush Laquer. I used 3 coats.
Next, the fun part; putting the 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.
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.