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DIY Kids Table

An easy DIY Kids Play Table that’s customizable for any age and size and for storing all your little one’s little things.
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Babies & Kids
Keyword: childrens table, diy table, ikea hack, ikea kids table, kids activity table, kids art tabe
Servings: 1
Cost: $164


  • Drill
  • Paint roller



To prep your wood:

  • Using fine sandpaper, run your hand over the edges of the wood to smooth the ends of your boards and the edge of the table.
  • Once smooth, paint the front and back of the 1"x6" boards and the tabletop sides. Allow them to dry completely.
  • Spray a thin coat of the shellac finish on the top and sides of the table. 

To assemble the sides the table:

  • Lay 3 of your 1"x6" wood boards side by side on a flat surface for each side of the table.
  • Place the Ikea Moppe storage chests back to back on top of them. Make sure the storage chests are flush together and resting in the center at the very bottom of the boards. 
  • Remove the storage bins from the Moppe and use the 3/4" screws to attach the Moppe to the 1″x6″ boards on the side in all four corners of the inside of the Moppe. Be sure to make the screws VERY flush or slightly inset in the wood. Otherwise, the storage drawers for the Moppe won’t close. 

To assemble the tabletop:

  • Place the top side of your round tabletop on the floor, with the bottom facing up. 
  • Flip the base of your storage table on top of the upside table, making sure that it’s centered. 
  • Attach the L brackets (with the screws that came with them on all four corners) underneath the tabletop. 
  • Flip the table upright and insert the storage bins for the Moppe back inside. 


  • A standard kids table height is about 20-inches. However, our table is 24-inches tall accommodate our chairs.
  • If you don’t own the proper power tools, your local home improvement store can cut your wood at any length.