I’ve drooled over the Pottery Barn Craft Tables for months! But they are way out of our budget. I love that paper roll that goes across the table. It’s like instant art project access. I’ve searched Craigslist for one of the PB Craft Tables, but I had no luck. One day I came across a Carolina Play Table with two benches for $50. It wasn’t a craft table (no paper roll…boo…) but for the price I couldn’t pass it up! So I sent the hubby on a trek across town for this Craigslist jewel. Luckily, I have a handy hubby who said, “You want a paper roll, I’ll give you a paper roll!”. So here’s how to turn any little Craigslist table find into a fantastic craft table with an installed paper roll!
- Large 1 -3/8 in. Rod, length dependent on the table
- Wood Closet Rod Supports (see picture)
This is actually way too simple! Install the wood closet rod supports on the underside of the table. Where these are installed will depend a lot on the design of the table. Be sure to allow room for the paper roll.
We left the grooved closet rod support a little loose so that we could turn it to the side to remove the rod easily to add the paper.
Cut the rod to the appropriate length to fit in between the wood closet rod supports.
Place the paper roll on the rod.
Enjoy the ‘new’ craft table!