DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage

DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage {Heather's Handmade Life}

How to build the craft table of your dreams

Do you know one of my very favourite things to buy at a building supply store? Not wood or paint — although they’re top contenders — but huge sheets of smooth, shiny, white melamine.

They may not look like much, but melamine panels are super affordable (about $33 for a massive rectangle), crisp, easy to clean and perfect for work surfaces. We used them in my home office to build a custom Lshaped desk (which later morphed into a U-shaped desk), and again in our son’s room to build Lego counters.

DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage {Heather's Handmade Life}

So when we moved my home office into a larger space in our basement, I knew I wanted more melamine panels (give me all the melamine!) to create an even larger work surface for paper crafts, cutting fabric and hosting crafty get-togethers.

DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage {Heather's Handmade Life}
Ready for crafty company!

Here’s what we bought to create the rolling craft table of my dreams:

  • (1) 4x 8-foot sheet of white melamine ($33)
  • (7) 8-foot-2 inchx4-inch boards ($30)
  • (4) 2-inch casters ($30)
  • (4) 8-foot white shelf edging ($10)
  • (50) 3-inch screws ($7)
  • (1) package corner braces ($5)

(And, of course, we used my RYOBI miter saw, RYOBI ONE+ drill, and RYOBI ONE+ orbital jig saw.)

Since I needed a table I could store things underneath, we had the building store cut the 4x 8 sheet of melamine down the middle — giving us two 4x 4 squares: a table top and a shelf for beneath it …

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DIY rolling craft table with hidden storage {Heather's Handmade Life}
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