Square (Flower) Storage Table

When I saw the plans for the flower storage table, I realized it was just what we needed for homework time.... Except our only child is a boy, so I just made the top a square instead of a flower. Also because I bought the least expensive plywood, it was too rough for a homework surface so we bought very thin plexiglass to go over it. The thick plexiglass would have cost $60 for a sheet, but the thin option was around $14.00. My son loves it so much he eats his breakfast and dinner at the table. It sits in the corner of our livingroom and is just the right size.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$30.00 +/-
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Furring srips and a half sheet of plywood from big blue
Finish Used
sanded and painted with a valspar paint sample
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 02/02/2012 - 17:42

I put a 1x2 trim around the table to give the cheap plywood a finished look and off-set it the width of the plexiglass with the intention of screwing the plexi down with shallow screws. However... I couldn't get the plexi cut the exact size of the table so I ended up just laying it on there. It hasn't moved an inch yet! I was a little nervous drilling into the plexi glass so this ended up working out just fine. It is really easy to clean pb&j off of too!

As a bonus the Land of N0d catalog came last week. The thumb chair is in it at a retail of $65.00!!! I LOVE Ana White!