This is a super fast and super easy project for making any kind of desk or work surface.
Here’s the magical ingredient: stair treads. Stair treads are pre-cut wood pieces intended for wood stairs, but come in these already cut and sanded pieces. They have a nice little rounded corner on one side too.
I also used these old vintage industrial table legs. At first glance I admit these are kind of ugly. But, let’s just consider the possibility that they are so ugly that they are awesome.
Dare I even say awesomesauce?
Next I drilled the legs into the boards by meticulously measuring and analyzing the length, dimensions, and wood grain.
Yeah, I totally just eye-balled it.
Ta da! If you have four separate legs you obviously want to add a board in the middle for support. These legs are wide enough I didn’t have to do that.
I really liked the natural wood look on this pieces so I did not stain it. I did however put on two coats of Clear Wood Finish on top so that I would later be able to clean the wood of things that tend to gravitate toward small children.
Bring on the crayons and permanent markers children! Mwahaha!
After two days of drying the table was ready to go!
Saying that my kids love it is an understatement.
Saying that I love my kids loving it while I love them all equally is… where was I going with this? I dunno.