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Create A Small Building Surface For Your Young Child's Room

Building with small interlocking blocks can be great for children because it helps them improve their dexterity and allows them to be creative. When building with the blocks, it is often easiest to build on a flat surface. If you have a child who loves to build with interlocking blocks but do not have a designated area for them to be able to build with ease, consider creating one for them. The guide below walks you through the process of turning a small dining table into a great building table for your child.

Find the Table

The first thing you need to do is find a table that is the right size for your child's room. Since you will want to store the table under your child's bed when it's not in use, measure the width and length of your child's bed before you head to the furniture store to ensure you know how long and wide the table can be. Purchase a table at a furniture store that is the perfect size to fit under the bed.

Remove the Legs 

When you get the table home, flip it upside down so that the top of the table is flat on the ground. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws that are holding the legs to the table. The screws need to be turned counterclockwise in order to be removed from the table.

Add Rolling Casters

Once the legs are removed from the table, you can then add rolling casters to the bottom of the table so that your child can easily roll the table in and out from under their bed on their own whenever they want. Use screws to attach the casters to the table by screwing them into the same holes that the table legs were screwed into.

Add a Building Plate to the Top

Next, you need to flip the table over and add a large, flat building plate to half of the table. The building plate allows your child to actually attach their blocks to the table to ensure that their creations are as solid as they can be as they build them. The building plates can be found at just about any toy store and are available in many colors and sizes. Add wood glue to the back of the building plate, flip it over, and press it firmly onto the tabletop. Allow the wood glue to dry overnight before giving the table to your child.

When you are finished, your child can use the half of the table that has the building plate on it when they want to build with their blocks and the other half for drawing or coloring. The table will be easy for your child to move on their own for hours of fun.

For more information, contact a company that sells dining room furniture