Written on August 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm , by Joni Lay
I’m currently in the process of working on a playroom for my 21 month old, and one of the essentials is a great play table. We built two awhile back, and I plan to update them with some oilcloth covers to be wiped clean after play dough marathons or snack time. Kid tables can get quite pricey, but for about $40 (plus the cost of paint or the oilcloth) you can make your own great little toddler table, and if you want to make use of the whole plywood sheet, you can make two for approximately $60! Below are the details – if you buy the 24″ x 48″ sheets of plywood at Lowe’s or Home Depot, they will cut it for you in store. I’d recommend sanding the edges well to remove any splinters or roughness, and if you don’t plan on using paper or oilcloth to cover it, you may want to add a little flat trim around the edges to keep it looking neat. Another great part of these tables is the low height is perfect for toddlers, but you can easily replace the legs with taller versions if needed, and plainer versions are available as well if you don’t like the turned look. I’ll post photos of Vivi’s tables with the covers when I get them done!