Ok, for a long time now, I have been craving a great craft table. I have visions of lots of crafting room, and a great place for the girls getting together one evening, having coffee at a HUGE table. Well, look no further……well almost
All Things Heart and Home
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the table, but honestly, something like this takes awhile to cut, assemble, and paint, or does it??
I am a get-r-done kinda person when it comes to crafts and hobbies, so my brain is in get-r-done mode. I am thinking how about using a couple of inexpensive white bookshelves, the piece of 8×4 plywood or MDF, (I prefer MDF, the finish is smoother and takes paint, after priming, and stain pretty well), then add the flooring. If you need it attached to the bookshelves, I would just screw the bookshelves to the MDF and be done with it. Does the surface have to be the plank style flooring? I think I will do some research in that area, not to mention, scrapbookers tend to use a heat gun. Hmmm (hands out to sides, one goes up, the other down) wood, heat, wood, heat. If you prefer that look, which is fine, just remember that heat factor when using a heat gun, plus many surfaces are doable to add to your scrappy collection and will be heat resistant when using your heat gun. I have a couple of heat resistant mats, one from Tim Holtz’s Ranger products, and another I bought when I worked at a restaurant supply warehouse, along with a couple of old bamboo cutting boards. IF you really wanna get extravagant, try some metal counter top surfaces that professional chefs use in their kitchens. But for a plain ol work surface with the essentials like paper, scissors, and glue, the plank flooring should work fine. For myself, however, with that much gorgeous space on a table, I would love to make it a coloring space too, so I would need a completely smooth surface with NO grooves between planks. So much to think about……