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 L–shaped desk (which later morphed into a U-shaped desk), and again in our son’s room to build Lego counters.
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.
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 …