In December we took a trip to the Orlando Ikea. We were in the middle of a few projects (mainly my garage floor makeover) and bought some goodies we thought we might use. We found a pine table that I thought would be a good worktable for my garage. But back in Tallahassee, just a few days later, we found the perfect worktable at Home Depot. We were left with the Ikea table and no use for it. We planned on returning it; hoping that we would be back to Orlando before the return deadline.
Throughout this time I was also setting up my office in my guest room. I have a nice nook for a desk and still have room with the queen bed in place. A month later I realized we could use the room for video and photo shoots too, if the bed was moved. I decided to ditch the guest bed (I have an air mattress still and a pretty comfy couch). With all this new space, we needed a worktable. The Ikea table was perfect! I put it together and it was pretty great. It was a little too short for standing at so I used bed risers to get it tall enough. We filmed a few videos using it and really liked the new setup.
We decided to stain it to protect the surface a bit and then I wanted to be able to move it easily so I decided to add casters. Just adding the casters alone was not enough height, so I went to work figuring out how to add height and portability.
Check out this quick video to see some of the table progress. Here's a link to the veneer edge trimmer in the video.
Mom got a free piece of plywood from a yard sale, which I quickly realized would be a good base for the table. I had some leftover vinyl planks (my house floors are covered with this) that look like wood and look good with the stain we used. I also had some scrap wood that I added above the casters to give more height. I finished the edges off with wood veneer.
Overall I am so happy with how it turned out! An Ikea table that I was going to return turned out to be the perfect solution for my office worktable!
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. These products were picked and bought by us.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
Steph & Vicki
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