Materials I used:
One Ikea Lack table ($7.00)
One 24" x 24"x1/2" sheet of plexi glass ($9.99)
One roll of 3M double sided tape (1" wide) ($6.99)
Two 3/8" wood dowels from Michel's ($0.59ea)
One roll of banner paper 30" X 52' from Michael's ($2.99)
Crafting glue(any brand)
Two plastic 3/8" knobs
Step 1: Step 1
Prior to starting this project please use proper safety gear!
First I measured the top of my table: 21 5/8" x 21 5/8".
Then I measured the distance in between the legs of the table: 17.5"
Step 2: Step 2
I cut a piece of 1/2" plexiglass that fits perfectly on top.( 21 5/8" x 21 5/8" x 1/2")
After that, I measured the distance between the legs of the table, which was 17.5", and cut a 17.5" x 17.5" square hole in the center of the plexi glass.
To cut the hole into the plexi glass I used my drill gun with a 1/2" hole saw and drilled 4 holes into the inside corners of the 17.5" x 17.5" square. That gave me enough space for fit my jig saw blade, and also gave me rounded inside corners, that make the surface look nice.
Step 3: Step 3
Using a jig saw I cut on the inside perimeter of the plexiglass, from one hole to the other, until I cut the center piece out.
Step 4: Step 4
Step 5: Step 5
After finishing drilling, I screwed the legs back onto the table, making sure I can slide the dowel through one leg and have it stop in the other on both sides of the table.
The job of the dowels is to hold the reels of paper.
You also have the option to use both sides of the paper by flipping the reel.
Step 6: Step 6
I marked and cut my dowels at 21.5".
I marked and cut my reel of paper at 17 3/8".
I slid reel of paper in between two legs and pushed the dowel through the reel to support it, leaving the dowel sticking out 1/2".
On both of the legs I glued 2 plastic knobs to help support and turn the reel.(You don't have to use a knob, but I would suggest to make it kid friendly)
Step 7: Step 7
After sticking the plexiglass on the table, I fed my paper under the plexiglass across the table and secure it to the other dowel with scotch tape.