3 Ways To Make A Xylophone Table

3 Ways To Make A Xylophone Table

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Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 16, 2009

We ran across this sweet little Xylophone table, but with a price tag at almost $1,000, our more frugal mind turned to DIY options. We have 3 ways to get this look at home, even if you're not into heavy construction, after the jump!

We've always been big believers in, why buy it when you can do it yourself! This project is no different and although it might seem daunting at first, we have several ideas below for diy pros and lightweights alike! Though if none of the ideas seem like winners to you, don't forget you can still purchase one from Jellio.

Make it From Scratch: Although at first glance it might seem a bit overwhelming, remember, you're kids will be happy with anything you make that resembles this loved childhood instrument. So if you don't have the same legs or base structure, it's not a big deal. Really. a simple box with the pieces on top would do nicely, try making the under side functional, like a toy box or shoe storage!

Add Boards To The Top Of An Existing Table: Sometimes it's hard to think outside of the box when it comes to a piece of furniture. Most of us are ok with painting things to give them a new look, but would you ever consider nailing on new boards? Try checking with your local thrift store for a low slung coffee table (there's bound to be an 80's reject somewhere!) that you can utilize for the project. Big box hardware stores should cut wood to size for you to make things even easier.

Fake It!: Although nothing excites us more than heading to the hardware store to come home with bits and pieces for a new project, it isn't always easy or convenient to do, especially if you rely on mass transportation. Instead, try contact paper, vinyl (available at Craft Stores), decoupage, markers and more to create the same look without a major construction project. You could use an existing table top, or purchase a thin piece of masonite to cover.

(via: Make via notcot)
(Image: Jellio)

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