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Ikea Hack: DIY Lego Table

January 25, 2016

I've been focused on organization all month here on the blog.  Our twin girls' playroom was a big area of focus for us–all those toys of different sizes can be a challenge to get organized.  This past spring, we built some industrial pipe bookshelves and desks in their playroom, which helped a lot, but we still lacked storage for some specific toys, like Legos.  Since then, we've come up with a great solution for their legos!  Not only do they stay organized, but our girls now use their Legos more than ever before.  How, you ask?  With the DIY Lego table that we built for them.  It's an awesome and easy Ikea hack that anyone can make!  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

How to Build a DIY Lego Table

Materials needed for a DIY lego table:

Steps to build a DIY lego table:

1) If desired, stain your Trofast wall storage.  We wanted a darker stain so we used some General Finishes Gel Stain in Mahogany finish to darken ours, but if you don’t, you could certainly skip this step!

2) Lay your base plates on your piece of plywood and draw an outline with your pencil.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

3) Cut your plywood to size.  We were using scrap plywood, so we used two smaller pieces of plywood, instead of one continuous piece.  We did not measure.  We simply used the 4 Lego base plates as our guide, since we planned to glue the base plates directly on top of the plywood.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

4) If desired, stain the BOTTOM side of the plywood.  There is no need to stain the top that your base plates will be glued on.

5) Attach your casters to the bottom 4 corners of the unit.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

6) Attach your plywood to the top of the Trofast unit.  Be sure to center it, since it will overhang the top and sides.  Oh, are you wondering why I am in my PJs in this photo???  Most of our projects are completed at night after our girls go to bed, hence the PJs.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

You can see in the photo below why we stained the bottom of the plywood–the overhang portion is visible from underneath.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

7) Glue on your base plates.  We used Elmer’s ProBond Advanced and it worked like a charm.  Place something heavy on top and allow it to dry overnight.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

That’s it!  How easy is that?  And I have to tell you, it keeps our girls’ Legos nicely organized.  Best of all, they are playing with their Legos much more now!  They love moving the table around to different areas of the room and are actually EXCITED to separate the Legos by color/kit.  Win!

What do you think of the finished product?

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

If you are looking for more toy storage/playroom storage solutions, check out these other posts.

DIY Pipe Shelves and Desks

THIS IS AWESOME! This DIY pipe shelves tutorial includes built in desks--so original! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Easy Hanging Toy Storage

This is BRILLIANT and so easy! Use baskets for easy, DIY hanging toy storage in any kid's space! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

And if you love this project, be sure to pin it so you can refer back to it later :)

 

Awesome Ikea Hack! Make your own DIY lego table with this simple Ikea Hack. Perfect lego storage for your kids! Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

 

 

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