When I recently began researching craft tables for our new place, I quickly realized that there aren’t a ton of clean, modern craft table options out there–especially ones with a taller height to comfortably accommodate standing while crafting. (Because let’s be serious, crafting is not always a sitdown hobby!) So I decided to take matters into my own hands and modify pre-made components to create a spacious, modern craft desk.
The 34″ height is perfect counter stool or standing height, and I love the juxtaposition of the smooth lacquered top and the unfinished wood saw horses. Not to mention you can build it in an hour once you’ve gathered all your materials!
- 2 unfinished Home Depot Saw Horses, 33″ wide x 32″ tall
- 1 pre-made IKEA Linnmon tabletop, 29.5″ wide x 59″ long
- four 3-1/4″ screws
- hand saw
- measuring tape
- electric drill
If you use the saw horses I used from Home Depot, you’ll want to cut the width down, because they’re just slightly wider than the 29.5″ top (Or you could just buy a wider tabletop!). Use a hand saw to cut all the horizontal pieces of the saw horses down 6″ before following the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble them.
Measure 6″ from each end of the saw horses and predrill holes for the screws. You’ll drill 4 holes total, 2 holes on each saw horse.
Turn the tabletop upside down, so the underside is facing upward and find the midpoint of the short side. Measure and mark 9″ inward from the short end. This is the mark that you’ll center your sawhorses on. Repeat with other end of the top.
Set up the saw horses parallel to one another, so the tops of the saw horses are roughly 38″ apart. Center the tabletop on them, and adjust the position of the sawhorses so they match up to the center marks on the tabletop created in step 3. Attach the saw horses to the top by drilling the screws into the saw horses’ pre-drilled holes.
Pull up a stool and let the crafting begin!