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Colorful Crafting Table

Cube organizers and a repurposed door come together for a practical, one-of-a-kind crafting table.




  • Two 6-cube storage units
  • Coordinating fabric cube storage bins (optional)
  • Hollow-core door
  • Oilcloth (enough to cover door)
  • Heavy-duty staple gun
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Hot glue gun with hot glue sticks, or fabric glue
  • 4 L-brackets and screws
  • Drill


  1. Step 1

    Spread out oilcloth, right side down, on a flat surface. Center door on top of oilcloth.

  2. Step 2

    Starting in the center of one side, wrap oilcloth around to back of door, and staple in place. On the opposite side of door, directly across from the first staple, pull oilcloth taut over the back of the door and staple in place. Repeat for the two remaining sides of the door, making the oilcloth taut in the center from four directions. Continue stapling from the center points outward, about every 3 inches. At each corner, fold one side neatly under the other and staple in place.

  3. Step 3

    Use hot glue gun or fabric glue to attach grosgrain ribbon over staples, all the way around underside of door.

  4. Step 4

    Place covered door on top of two evenly spaced storage units.Tip: The units can be placed on their sides for a lower children's table (pictured).

  5. Step 5

    Screw L-brackets to underside of door and backs of storage units to hold in place.

The Martha Stewart Show, June 2010



Reviews (3)

  • qwho 3 Sep, 2012

    I would think about using chalkboard paint perhaps (store bought or diy) on all or a portion of the top

  • country girl 19 Aug, 2012

    I am not sure what oil cloth is. I may just paint my door and do some stenciling on it.

  • Izzzy125 27 Sep, 2011

    I seen Martha make this on her show. I have been wanting to make this for my craft room ever since. Finally I was able to purchase the 6 cube shelves at Michaels Craft Store on sale. Instead of the door I had a piece of laminated counter top that was left from when the builder had to replace Mine in my kitchen so I used that. It's a great work area for all my crafting with lots of room!!! Very easy DIY project.