Up for a little DIY on a table?

By Mir
January 6, 2016

I am not, in general, a fan of cheap furniture—invest in good quality and you’ll save money over time by not having to buy things over and over. However, sometimes you simply can’t afford more (the dresser I bought in grad school for $50 is now my son’s; guess I got my money’s worth out of it, huh?), and sometimes you want something you don’t have to worry about being ruined.

So here’s today’s idea: This little coffee table with two bins at Amazon is down to just $30 (its lowest price ever). It’s not exactly glamorous, and it looks to be made of MDF, but if you needed something cheap, hey, it’ll work. Better still, though: Do you need a LEGO table for the kids? This would be perfect.

Instead of spending $100+ on a table meant expressly for that purpose, spend $30 on this and then either use it as is or buy some baseplates to glue to the top. Presto, you have your own little LEGO table, and if the kids are tough on it, who cares? Store the extra pieces in the bins, store finished creations on the little shelf under the top—it’s perfect.


  1. Thanks so much. I’m getting the “steamed beech” color for a few bucks more and putting on two 15″x15″ Lego base plates. Birthday present for 7yo = DONE.

  2. You can also get a LACK side table from IKEA for $10-$15, depending on the finish http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90302060/ and glue four, 10″ square base plates to it. Ikea has some drawers (not intended for LACK, but usable) that you can hang on it for storage.

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