furniture craft+table

Published on January 9th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Craft table for 4

Here’s a craft table to rival Spring Chick’s.

Peter says, “I made a craft table using various Ikea parts a few years back.

It comprises of 4 Helmer draw units as legs, a self made and distressed plywood top, 2 Tertial lamps clamped down and an Anordna wire basket in the hole in the middle to hold glue bottles, dog biscuits and the such. As you can see it has room for at least 4 people to sit at the table, each with their own set of drawers and ample leg room. Currently one side houses a computer, the other my wife uses for painting and the remaining two sides hold an array of our current chaotic projects.”

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Jules Yap

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18 Responses to Craft table for 4

  1. levitt says:

    Would you be able to point us to info on the wood prep? that’s the hard part ;)

  2. Mackie says:

    wow, very envious here!!!

  3. crafty dreamer says:

    one other thing, can you please share how much this project cost you? thanks

  4. crafty dreamer says:

    how long did it take you to construct this? can you send me step by step instructions? this is exactly what im looking for!

  5. epdrama says:

    great idea for us

  6. A. says:

    That is amazing. I love it.

  7. Peter says:

    The table was slightly low, but we never had leg fitting issue. I did recently install 4 inch “boots” to each leg to stop the Helmer’s wheels from denting our new cork floor.

    Some more photos of it are at:

    Thank you for the comments.

  8. Site O Rific says:

    I love the ideas on this site. Hackers for good!

  9. Alycia says:

    love this table!!

  10. Anonymous says:


  11. kokopinto says:

    love the table. love the wife’s works!

  12. Anonymous says:

    sooo jealous of the huge craft surface, love it!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I can’t tell from the photos–but it does seem like the Helmer units are raised up a bit, so maybe this is desk height?


  14. Anonymous says:

    This is bloody brilliant, this is.

  15. dutchmarbel says:

    It looks beautiful and very practical. But the Helmer units are rather low. I have one under my desk and if I sit comfortably with my legs an 90 degrees, they reach not even till mid-thigh.

    I’m 5ft11, so I’m not gigantic. For me to make this work (and it does look attractive!) I’d need to put something else up or under the drawers.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I love it, and now I need one…

  17. Anonymous says:

    that is awsome!

  18. Mari says:

    That is great, highly functional!

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