Craft Table Ideas With Storage Attempting To Organize Your Creativity

So you have a habit of creating all sorts of knick-knacks and handmade ornaments. That’s all cool and lovely and you should be proud of yourself for being so creative, but you’ll need a craft table to keep things tidy.

Craft Tables

Think of this for a moment: wouldn’t it feel right to have a craft table or island with storage for all your crafting materials, a space where everything has its own place?

What is a Craft Table?

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Before you dive right in and start creating your perfect craft table, you may be wondering, what is a craft table? A craft table is a dedicated space in your home for you to pursue all of your crafting ideas.

With a table made specifically for crafts, you’ll be able to keep your kitchen table free of clutter and you will no longer have to worry about the implications of pausing in the middle of a large project.

Your craft table can also be a creative space, somewhere you go to simply create, even if you don’t have an idea when you sit down. Like most things in life, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to selecting a craft table you would like to build.

Shop around a bit to discover the type and size of craft table that works for your space and the craft projects you want to engage in. Below are some common types of craft tables you will want to consider.

Craft Table With Storage

Those with a small home will want to look into tables for crafts that have storage. Even if your home is large, you will probably still want to consider a craft table with storage as this can help to keep all your crafting supplies in one area.

A craft table with storage will also help control the mess in your home as you can tuck the project and supplies away when you have to pause your project in the middle. Craft tables with storage can offer drawers, cabinets, or a combination of the two to store your items.

IKEA Craft Table

IKEA, the Swedish furniture store, sells many different tables for crafts that can fit into any minimalistic design. The Lagkapten table is a favorite because it has a large work surface while also offering an array of drawers to provide ample storage.

There are multiple colors to choose from, and you can even select a two-tone craft table. The only downside to this table is it is too low for those who prefer to stand and work—as it is at desk height.

Folding Craft Table

Don’t have any room at all for a craft table in your home? Consider a folding craft table that can be attached to the wall and folded up and out of the way when you need the space.

There are many different types of folding tables for crafts, some of which are not attached to the wall and are folded and placed behind a couch when you aren’t using it.

The only thing to keep in mind with these types of craft tables is that it can be difficult to pause your work and keep it safe when you are called away in the middle of a craft.

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Kids Craft Table

Kids can be, well, messy. So why not let them have their own craft tables that can help keep glue, paint, and feathers off of your kitchen table.

Tables made specifically for kids doing crafts are typically smaller and less expensive than adult ones. Thus, kids’ craft tables can allow your children to enjoy their arts and crafts without having to worry about destroying your furniture. Kids’ tables made for crafts can have storage, or fold up just like adult craft tables. You’ll want to buy or make one that is suitable for your child’s height.

Craft Cabinet With Fold Out Table

Do you have tons of craft supplies you don’t know what to do with? If this sounds familiar, you will want to invest in or create a craft cabinet that has a fold-out table.

Craft cabinets with fold-out tables provide much more storage than a basic craft table and make it easy to find what you need when you need it. But, like every other type of table made for crafting, there is no one-size-fits-all with a craft table and cabinet combinations.

Craft Cabinet With Table

Some craft cabinets come with a medium amount of storage and a table that you can fold out to work on. These cabinets can be wall-mounted, or on a stand depending on which you prefer.

Craft cabinets with a table are typically smaller in profile and work well in smaller spaces. The table they come with may be affixed in a specific position, or you may be able to fold it out and in as you please.

Craft Storage Cabinet With Table

A craft storage cabinet with a table is a bigger version of the craft cabinet, for people who really need to store a lot of items. These storage cabinets sit on the ground, are ceiling-high, and have many drawers and shelves for all your supplies.

Craft storage cabinets take up some space, making them more ideal when you have a dedicated craft room in your home. They are also perfect for storing sewing supplies.

With a craft storage cabinet, the table is usually in a fixed position, but there are some that offer the fold-up option.

Craft Armoire With Fold Out Table

Looking for something a little fancier than just a storage cabinet? Try a craft armoire with a fold-out table.

These pieces are a bit nicer than their cabinet counterparts and are ideal when you want a craft table that can be placed in your living room, but be put away when guests are in town.

Craft armoires can be large or small, but the size you choose for the exterior will depict the size of the fold-out table. So if you want a long table, you will likely need to pick a taller unit.

A craft armoire can fit perfectly into your living room, bedroom, kitchen, or guest bedroom.

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Can You Make a Sewing Craft Table?

There is much debate in the craft world if those who sew can benefit from a craft table, and they most absolutely can. Having a crafting table specifically for your sewing supplies can help you to store all of your supplies, as well as have a safe space to set works in progress.

Because sewing involves small items such as needles, buttons, and pins, you will want to consider a craft table with storage. You will be able to tuck away all your small items when you aren’t using them so you can’t lose them.

You will also prevent small hands from walking away with that one button you need to finish a coat.

When you sew, you likely use a machine, therefore you should build a table for crafts that is comfortable for you to sit at, and large enough for your sewing machine to rest comfortably.

What is the Best Size for a Craft Table?

The best size for a craft table widely depends on what you plan to use it for. For those who would like to use their craft table for sewing, a sitting height of 30 inches is usually most comfortable.

When you’d rather stand to do your crafts, you’ll want to get a table for crafts that is a countertop height of about 36 inches.

Obviously, you will want to make your craft table comfortable for you, so if you find you are most comfortable working at a table that is 34 inches high, then this is the height you should build.

Besides the height, you also need to consider the surface area of your craft table. To decide this, consider the projects you plan to use the table for.

Sewing may only require space for a sewing machine, while resin projects may need more room as you mix the resin and leave the projects to dry.

The best advice is, to get a table for crafting that is slightly larger than what you think you will need as long as you have the space for it in your home. More space is better than not enough.

Supplies Needed to Make a DIY Craft Table

Craft tables can be expensive, but not to worry, as you can make your own. Before you begin, you’ll want to ensure you have some basic supplies on hand. You may need more specific supplies depending on the craft table you ultimately decide to construct.

Supplies for a DIY Craft Table:

  • Wood
  • Wood Glue
  • Screws
  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Paint
  • Wood Stain

Be aware that you additionally may want personal protective equipment such as gloves and protective glasses as you work with some of these materials.

15 Craft Tables to Add Additional Storage Space to Your Home

1. Four-Person Craft Table with Storage

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A craft table like this one would be perfect for the kids. It has room for four persons, each with its own supplies. Perfect for shared projects they might enjoy doing with friends.

You can have one custom-made or build one yourself. Four towers need to support the tabletop, each with shelves and drawers for the supplies.

2. A Practical Craft Island

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This is a craft island. It’s practical, simple-looking, and has enough room underneath for storage and display. It’s ideal for the occasional DIY projects and, when not used for this intended purpose, it can still be a useful piece of furniture.

You can use it in the laundry room for example where it would come in handy.

3. DIY Craft Table from Bookcases

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This is a DIY table for crafting that is easy to make using bookcases and hollow core doors. Use the bookshelves to form the base and the shelves will provide useful storage space for all the supplies and materials.

The doors can form the top of the table. Depending on the dimensions you prefer you might not even need to modify the doors at all. {found on hometalk}.

4. Large Multifunctional Craft Table

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Given how large this craft table is, it would be wise to make it multifunctional. Maybe you can also use it as a desk and put it in your home office.

As you can see, it can be used by two persons at the same time so while you work on your little DIY projects, someone else can do something different. And although it is large, it’s actually easy to build. {found on infarrantlycreative}.

5. Storage Cube Craft Table

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When designing your table for crafts, you have to be clever with storage. This one has a base made from a bunch of storage cubes, put together like a puzzle.

Some are hidden underneath the table and you can use those secret compartments to keep things you rarely use or things you’d rather keep private.

6. Versatile Craft Table, Workspace, and Desk

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But maybe you don’t need a large craft table and only a small surface and a few shelves. In that case, it’s best to get a table that has a versatile design and tackles more than one task.

It can also be your workspace, desk, coffee nook, or bistro table. Whatever the case is, it will function as a handy workstation.Available for $229.

7. Bookcase Craft Island

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If you’re in the mood for an Ikea hack, here’s an idea: take two Expedit bookshelves and use them to build the base for your craft island. If you’d like it to be bigger, add a smaller bookshelf at one end. Then take a solid core door and use it as a tabletop.

Stain it to hive it the look you want and then put the pieces together. It’s so simple you can do this in a day. Once you’re done with the building part, start customizing your craft table the way you want.{found on dejongdreamhouse}.

8. Symmetrical DIY Craft Table

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There are tons of other designs you can use if you prefer to build your own craft table. Make it any size you want, any color you like and include as much storage as you need.

This one is super easy to make. It has a symmetrical design, with two bookshelves on either side forming the base and a piece of plywood for the top.

9. Craft Room Centerpiece Table

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If you’re serious about your DIY projects, then you might want to have a craft room. In that case, the craft table or island would be at the center of the room and you could have additional storage on the walls.

Use storage bins, boxes, or baskets for the island and you can have drawers for the wall cabinets.

10. Home School Station and Craft Table

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Here’s another custom-made table created specifically for crafts that was actually designed as a homeschool station. It’s excellent for shared projects, encourages teamwork, and is something you can easily design and even build yourself.

11. Unique Craft Table with Magnetic Chalkboard

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You can design your craft table with all sorts of fun features. For example, this one has a hole for all the cords as well as a power strip attached underneath the table. It also has a corkboard and a magnetic chalkboard.

The base is made of bookshelves and is ideal for storing items that are used often. {found on craftsbyamanda}.

12. Simple DIY Built-In Craft Desk

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If you feel like some of the designs listed above are a little too fancy for you, consider this simple built-in craft desk from Practically Functional. The top of this desk is made from a full-sized door, which preferably won’t have any decoration on it.

All you’ll need to be able to do is paint the door and screw a few pieces together, and you’ll be good to go. You’ll find plenty of storage space thanks to the cube storage shelves, which allow you to store baskets with all your crafting supplies.

13. Colorful Crafting Table

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Kids and teens who love to craft will enjoy working from this colorful crafting table. It’s made to be the perfect height for kids, and a door will act as the surface for their favorite crafts.

You’ll have cube organizers at the end of the table, so there’s no excuse for your kids’ crafting materials to be spread all over the place.

Of course, you can make this table from Martha Stewart as fun and colorful as you like by painting the door a vibrant color to match your craft room or your child’s bedroom.

14. Kids DIY Craft Station

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Give your kids their own dedicated crafting station, thanks to this DIY project from Handmade Charlotte. The pegboard panel that’s used in this project makes it so easy to store various pens and materials and adds a funky and modern design to your home.

Pegboard wire baskets fit in easily, so your kids will have a place to store everything after their crafting session. Also, you’ll love how cheap this project is to complete, as the whole craft station should cost you less than $50 to make.

15. DIY Mounted Wall Craft Desk

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If you are short on space in your home for crafting, you’ll love this mounted wall desk from The Crafted Life. You’ll find you need minimal space in your home to create this fun design, and all of your crafting supplies will have a home on the wall above your desk.

Add little splashes of color throughout the design to create a modern and fun piece of furniture for your craft room or home office.

How to Make a DIY Craft Table

Making a DIY craft table isn’t difficult at all when you are comfortable with woodworking. Here is how you do it.

DIY Craft Table Supplies:

  • ¾” Pine Plywood (or other wood of your choice)
  • 1/8” Melamine
  • Wood Glue
  • Pocket Screws
  • Table saw
  • Measuring Tape
  • Miter Saw
  • Router
  • Oscillating Tool
  • Drill
  • Wood Paint
  • Wood Stain
  • Clamps

Step 1: Measure the Space

Measure the space you would like to put the table for crafting in. Write these numbers down.

Step 2: Cut the Wood

Take the measurements from step one, and subtract the thickness of the wood from them twice. Cut a long piece for the top and bottom, two legs at the height you wish the craft table to be, and cut the rest into shelves to fit in between the two legs.

Step 3: Drill Pocket Holes

Once you have an idea of how all the pieces will fit together, drill the pocket holes along where the pieces of wood will fit together.

Step 4: Build the Top

Lay the top of your table for crafting down flat on the table or floor. Take the legs and stand them on end with the pocket hole side resting on the top. Drill them together in this position. Do the same with the other leg.

Step 5: Install the Shelves

Next, add all of the shelves in. It’s best to also do this step while the craft table is upside down as it allows easier access to the pocket screw holes you made.

Step 6: Add the Bottom

After all of the shelves are in place, affix your bottom to the table. You will want to install the bottom slightly lower than the end of the legs. You may need to trim the wood a bit more to make this happen.

Installing the bottom slightly raised off the floor will keep the craft table from being wobbly.

Step 7: Make Cubbies

If you have extra pieces of wood, feel free to install these between the shelves to make cubbies. You could also make spaces for drawers. The choice is yours.

Step 8: Paint or Stain

Before you can make some cool crafts on your table you will need to paint or stain the wood. You may want to sand it depending on the quality of your wood. Let it dry completely, then install any drawers you decided to add.

Step 9: Laminate the Top

A smooth work surface is important for a craft table, so laminate the top using a thick layer of wood glue and whatever laminate you decided on. Clamp this in place until it dries. Sand off any excess glue, touch up paint, and your table made for crafting is ready to go.

Can You Build a Counter Height Craft Table?

Although many crafters prefer to work sitting down, you may prefer to craft while standing. When this is the case, you can absolutely create a counter height crafting table.

A counter height crafting table can make it easier to create projects which require some force as well as save your back and shoulders from hunching over all day.

What Can You Use an Arts and Crafts Table For?

An arts and crafts table is truly formidable. You can use it for all sorts of crafts, as well as for several other purposes.

Here are some of the most common ways to use an arts and crafts table:

  • Sewing
  • Drawing/Sketching
  • Painting
  • Work from Home Desk
  • Fabric Cutting
  • Resin Crafts
  • DIY Projects
  • Storing Art Supplies
  • Puzzles
  • Molding
  • Planning
  • Kids Projects
  • Photo Editing
  • Jewelry Making

And much more. No matter what you do in your free time, it’s likely you could benefit from having a craft table in your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Can You Make a DIY Kids Arts and Crafts Table?

Of course! If you are tired of your kids always taking over the kitchen table with their projects, don’t be afraid to make them their own craft table. Just be sure it is at a height that is easy for them to work at.

Should You Make a White Craft Table?

Craft tables are meant for some messy craft projects. Therefore, when you choose a white table for crafting you should be prepared for it to show some marks of use, such as paint splatters, the more that you use it.

For this reason, many crafters decide to cover their craft table or choose a different color entirely.

How Heigh Should You Build a Counter Height Crafting Table?

Before you begin building your counter height craft table you will want to measure your counters so that the heights will be the same. Most kitchens have the standard counter height which is 36 inches, but it can vary, which is why you check before you begin.

Can You Make a Small Craft Table?

When making a DIY table made specifically for crafts, you can make it any size you want. Make it small enough to fit in the space you have available or make one that folds up to stay out of your way. The choice is yours.

Does Drawing Count as Arts and Crafts?

Absolutely, drawing is considered an art. You can make a table for crafting that has space for all of your drawing supplies, giving you a place to work without having to worry about food or drinks getting spilled on your work in progress.

Ready to Craft on Your DIY Craft Table?

All of these craft table ideas offer great storage solutions for anyone who loves to spend their free time crafting. You’ll find options here for small and large spaces, which will help to avoid your supplies getting spread around the house.

If you have kids or teens who love to craft, they’ll enjoy having a dedicated space of their own, where they can enjoy completing their projects with ease.