Published on April 5th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Trofast play-table

Trofast wall storage, MDF board,

Since I have kids, age 3 and 6. I have developed a special walking technique when it’s dark at home. (All people whit smaller kids in the house will know what I’m talking about)

It is simple but effective; you drag your feet along the floor. The aim is to avoid something sharp getting in-between your feet and the floor! Like a toy.
If this happens you will end up with a sharp pain in your foot or you break you kids favorite toy or both.

To avoid having to re-finish the floor every month I had an idea about a play-table. OK the idea is obviously not mine. You can buy these things but they are rather expensive and not so practical.

So what to do? Well you build it yourself!

I started of by measuring the room to decide how large the table top could be after this I looked at the Trofast series. I wanted something that wasn’t too high so I decided to go for the wall mounted one, or rather two of them. I cut a MDF board (12 mm) into table top and some edges and also a base for the Trofast frames to stand on.

It took some time to fix the edges (glue and screws) and to sand them down so they where a bit rounded.

After this I mounted the Trofast frames and removed the plastic edges so that the frames could be fixed tightly to the base and table top. Then I mounted the legs.

To dampen the sound I glued a fabric on the table top and then I just painted the edges.

The remarkable thing is that most of the toys stay on the table or in the storage boxes! Our vacuum cleaner bag will last double the time since it’s not full of dust and lego and small wooden train parts.

~ BR Richan, The land of IKEA, SWE

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

12 Responses to Trofast play-table

  1. jazzyfm says:

    Hi! This is a great idea, I would like to build it, but I am unclear about the exact items you used. I did find the wall mounted Trofast shelves, but they seem smaller than on the picture? Could you specify exactly what the items are? (links would be greatly apprecieated!)
    Thank you!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Could you give the measurements that you used

  4. Anonymous says:

    Can you explain, in more detail how you did this? Did you use two Trofast wall storages?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very interesting. I’m thinking about doing something like this but with a hinged top that would allow it to take up less space when not being used.

  6. Kierstin says:

    Where did you get the legs and how did you attach them? This is a great idea! Thanks

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is great, I was trying to find one for my playroom….now I can just make it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I blame you only for one thing! I WILL BE 5 YEARS AGAIN! Great brains combined with handy hands is not so frecuent! Very god bud!
    Yuor father in law!
    Congrats on the birthday as well!

  9. O'gosh says:

    wow!! wish i could be as creative as you…

  10. Lili says:

    Plus, since the kids have to stand up rather than sit on the floor, they get tired earlier! WIN! :-D

    Relatable Style

  11. BevS97 says:

    I really like that.

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