Kid’s Activity Table

In this episode of Get It Done, we show you how to create a kid’s activity table using left over boards from our previous projects.

Shopping List

  • 18mm Supa wood cut to the following sizes:
  • 2 pieces of 620mm x 700mm
  • 2 pieces of 600m x 250mm
  • 2 pieces of 600mm x 580mm
  • 8 x triangles of off-cuts from any wood
  • 4 x 35 mm chipboard screws
  • Paint (colours to your preference)
  • Black board paint
  • Foam roller 100mm and 50 mm
  • Small paint tray

Tool List

  • Bosch PST 700 PE jigsaw
  • Bosch PSR 10,8 cordless drill/driver
  • Bosch drill bit accessory set x 60
  • Bosch PSR 14,4 Li-2 cordless drill/driver

Step 1:

To get started on making your kid’s activity table, cut two pieces of supa-wood to 620mm by 700mm. (it’s best to use a circular saw for this as it gives you a long, straight cut) These pieces will be the two sides that double as legs.

Step 2:


Then cut the front and back pieces to 600mm by 250mm. After that, cut the top and bottom pieces to 600mm by 580mm. (you could always get the hardware store to cut these for you). On the two side pieces that are the legs, cut an inverted v-shape from 150mm from each end of the base to 300mm towards the center of the wood. A jigsaw is best for these cuts.

Step 3:

On the front and back pieces, cut a small semi-circle in the center of each piece – these will be the hand-holds to open the lid.

Step 4:


In order to attach the two legs and the front and back pieces together, you’ll need to line up the front or back piece on one of the legs, mark out where it’s going to go, mark out where your pilot holes are going to go on the legs and then match those on the sides of the front or back piece.

It’s important to get these marks to line up so that your screws go through the legs and into the pilot holes on the sides of the front and back pieces. Use a drill bit the same size as your screws for the legs and a slightly smaller one for the front and back pieces.

Step 5:

Put a little bit of wood glue on the side of the front and back pieces and screw onto the legs.

Step 6:

To put the bottom on, attach four small triangular pieces of wood onto the inside of your table at each corner, lined up with the bottom of the side pieces. Drill pilot holes through the supa-wood before screwing on the triangles.

Step 7:

Rest the bottom piece on top of these and screw onto the triangles. Do the same thing for the top of the table, recessing your triangles by 10mm more than the thickness of your supa-wood, so there is a slight lip around the edges of your table.

Decoration:

Paint one side of the lid with wood primer, then do multiple coats of chalkboard paint. The more coats you do, the better the writing surface will be. Use a roller for this application. Paint the table any colour you choose and decorate with stickers or other ornamentation.