Published on March 30th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Scrabble Table

Another table to start off our week. This one I like, being a Scrabble fan. Jodie was about to get rid of this old $10 Ikea Lack table but decided it could be salvaged. And here it is.

She says, “I decided to experiment with it instead. I am a huge Scrabble fan, so I painted a functional scrabble board in the same color scheme as my den. I measured out and drew squares, then glued over the grid lines using Elmer’s gel glue. I then spray painted the table, peeled the dried glue off, and used craft paint to fill in the colored squares.”

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15 Responses to Scrabble Table

  1. Anonymous says:

    just glue a board on the table and find a pouch/bag to attach to the side for game pieces. not sure what to do with any dictionaries…maybe find a a shelf thing to attach to the bottom edge for the books.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I would have cut a hole in the top and retrofitted an actual scrabble board!

  3. rich says:



  4. waywardmedic says:

    Actually not having the lines straight makes it kinda fun. I love this hack. I wish that I didn’t get rid of my tables now.

  5. Chazya says:

    it would be even better with straight lines and if each square was ground out out provide a dip for the tiles to sit in, then paint and varnish it.

    I agree, a place to keep the pieces and the dictionary, gluing the tile holders in place, and possibly having a way to remove the legs if one wanted to place it on a table or take it with.

    Still a nice hackea

  6. heather t says:

    Oh wow! Our Monopoly board got ruined; this could be a great fix!

  7. Chickpea says:

    I love the idea and love that it is customized to fit the room decor, but I would really love this even more if the lines were straight. A little tape would have gone a long way. Still, it’s a great idea!

  8. Vinita says:

    brilliant work. Well done.

  9. Szilvi says:

    I’m loving it! Especially the glue idea!

  10. Melissa says:

    I love it!

  11. Robj98168 says:

    LOL I love game tables! Fantastic hack!

  12. DNfromMN says:

    only thing it’s missing is a drawer to keep the pieces.

  13. robin says:

    You could also use auto pinstriping for cleaner lines, instead of the glue. It’s cheap, you can find it at Walmart or Autozone, and I use it for all sorts of stuff!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I love scrabble!

    I might have left the glue, to hold the individual tiles in place. I get cranky when they slide around!


  15. Heather says:

    Glue…what a genius idea!

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