This super simple work table/bar is an affordable and space saving way of adding some extra work space for kids.
Now this working space isn’t super deep, so I don’t think it would be the best place to do all of ones school work. However, it does do a great job of adding an extra space for the kids to do messy crafts, take tests, build legos, or anything else you can think of!
My kids utilize it mainly for building complex lego sets that take multiple sitting to complete, free art, clay molding, painting…. all the things I don’t want to pick up at our main homeschooling table but I want them to take their time to finish.
1- 1x12x6 pine board
2- 10×12 white shelf bracket EVERBILT
2- 28″ Solid Pine Finish Parsons Leg
2- Heavy Duty Top Plates
6- Anchors and Screws
6- 1-1/4 inch Screws
Wood Stain (optional)
Sand the 1×12 board, making sure to finish with a 120 grit.
Apply your stain of choice with a clean disposable rag, making sure to wipe off the excess. (this step is optional)
Once the stain is dry, apply your wood poly.
After 24-48 hours, or when the poly is completely dry, place the two shelf brackets about 12-18 inches in from the ends. Make sure the brackets are flush against the board. Then screw the top of the brackets onto the board with 1-1/4 screws.
On the front two corners of the board screw in the heavy duty top plates. The two parson legs will have a screw on the top that will fit perfectly into the heavy duty top plates. Screw them into the heavy duty top plate to secure them.
Place the table where you would like it to sit in your room, and mark where the holes in the brackets are. Move the table and screw in the anchors. Place the table back and screw the table into place.
For seating got these stools from Amazon. They aren’t counter depth so the kids, and even I, can sit and comfortably.
I hope you give this a try if you are looking for an extra space for your kids to work at. The best part of this is that it doesn’t take up much square footage of your room.
Let us know if you give it a try. Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to hang out here!
**I’m very sorry for the pictures in this post. We have zero natural light in this room which makes it awful to photograph.