Table turned cabinet

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About This Project

Pine, Plywood, MDF and scraps

I had an old table that was in my basement.  I wanted to re-do my craft room.  I have been thinking and thinking about it.  So when I saw Ana’s link to her drawer organizer – and how to install drawer slides – I thought – ok – now it’s time to do it.


I spent about a week drafting plans, making measurements.  At first I was going to recycle the metal sliders I had left over from the kids dressers…but there wasn’t enough – and to do 12 drawers would be more money than I wanted to spend.


So – a trip to home depot – I was able to take this table that was just collecting junk – literally – to an organized and functional crafting cabinet – with huge deep drawers.  There are 12 drawers in total.  They are all 6 inch in height, 26 inches deep, and then there are 8 that are 16 inches wide, and 4 that are 12 inches wide.


Here are some before and after pictures – I have all the details on the build on my blog.  I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Ana.  Her plans and continual inspiration!

Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used: 
On the fronts of the drawers only. Sanded, primed and painted with high gloss white.
Estimated Cost: 
Around $80


WOW!!  Great job!  I love how you incorporated your ideas and transformed this table into a useful cabinet .... you should be very proud of yourself. :)

It is a door!  There were 4 inches of space not being used  on the end where the 2x4's met - so I built a stamp cabinet.  Here is a link to the room and then a full blown tutorial on the cabinets:


great idea to use up that tiny space!  I have a similar-sized collection of stamps too and not really sure how to store them.  right now they are in a plastic shoe box.  I am trying to get my craft/scapbooking area under control as well.  LOL

I do have alot of ribbon, as I saw you had a bunch on the table, but I don't see it in the "after" pics.  Is the ribbon in the drawers?  Did you do anything special?  I really need to build a new table with storage!! 

Love all of the pics so we can see the transformation!  thanks for sharing!

Absolutely wonderful example of taking something already useful and making it better.  Isn't thinking outside-the-box great?  Great job!  Keep up the good work and keep posting!