Truck Table

If you ask my son, “What do you want to do today?” you will get the same answer every single day. “Pway Twucks “. So in order to have even more truck playing time in my life, I made him a truck table for his birthday. I actually started out looking to buy one but they were all so bulky and expensive… DIY to the rescue.

Here is how the truck table magic happened:
I started with a cheap coffee table from Walmart. First step is to prep the table top. I did most of this but I had my husband pose for the pictures. The man can build anything but can’t take a picture to save his life.

Tips for the table prep:
- Don’t attach the legs
- Brush off the extra dust after sanding
- Make sure the tape goes all the way to the edge
- Apply 2-3 thin coats of primer and let that dry overnight

Now you want to tape off your “roads”. Just get creative. I measured two matchbox cars side by side and figured 3″ could be a good width for the cars to pass each other. So all of my roads are 3″ wide. Use painters tape to cover where the roads will be. I made a big square for the parking lot.

I painted green for the grass and added a lake in the corner. 

Remove the tape…

Paint your roads in with black paint.

For the street lines, I used white vinyl and cut it into tiny strips.

Cover the whole table with a clear coat.

My favorite part is the drawer that I thought of  :) Pretty much just an “L” shaped rail that we screwed to the bottom of the table. Make sure to get a tupperware with a lip so it can slide in and out.

I would say it was a successful bday present! I knew about sports but no one warned me when I had boys  I would play trucks every day :) But I am ok with it. 

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Comments

  1. What a special birthday present! Very creative.

  2. amazing idea! really, really loving this :) you are such a good momma!

  3. ah how cute!!! i love this:)
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    ash

  4. this is incredible! your crafts never cease to amaze me!!

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  5. This is so cute! I love the storage compartments under the table! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. that is really cute!! what a great idea! i don’t have a boy, but maybe one day and this is a perfect gift idea!

  7. Check out my 12-31-10 blog post with the cars Chest of Drawers I did for my grandson. Your little guy would love it.

    http://bkwilliams-catskidsandcrafts.blogspot.com/

  8. Awesome idea! I love how you can store a bin full of toys at the bottom. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Someday Crafts

  9. Great idea! I have 3 boys :)

    Paige @ thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com

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  11. So Cute!! My little boy is the same way! Cars all day everyday, he would love this! Great Job!

  12. VERY cute! I love the storage underneath. Great idea. I’d have to add train tracks for my son, and maybe a construction site, but I’m sure he’d LOVE this table. :)

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  14. great idea.
    i wish i saw that several years before…

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

  15. I came across this tutorial via One Pretty Thing. I love this idea. My son is also truck mad. He would LOVE one of these! Thanks for sharing it. I also like the container under the table!

  16. This is such a fun idea! What good use for a table.:) I’m a new follower from Making Mondays:)

  17. This is SO cute! My son would LOVE this! You are so creative!

    xo-Jamielyn
    I ♥ Nap Time

  18. this is such a great idea! I hope I get around to making this!

  19. I had this pinned on my boards on pinterest. I re-did an old toy box for my grandsons and did this on top of it. Thank you so much for the idea! They love it!!

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