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Portable kids table tennis table

Amassing an Audience
Amassing an Audience

This portable table tennis table can be set up at the perfect height for kids and is easy to store away.



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The project


I am always trying to find new ways to entertain my kids. My two youngest kids are energiser bunnies who don’t stop until they crash in bed. They are also very competitive. We have a table tennis table but it’s too big for them so I built a small portable version that sits perfectly on their outdoor setting.


I attached two1200 x 900 x 16mm MDF panels together using hinges and added handles so I can easily set up or store it away. We have to be careful with moisture because of the MDF but it has survived with light rain. I used primer for protection and it helps as a base coat.


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I used painter's masking tape to create lines on the MDF panels and cover these lines while painting green chalkboard paint across the two surfaces. It helps to peel the tape off while the paint is wet so that the colour doesn't run and so you don't peel up the surface.


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Everything was purchased at Bunnings except for the table tennis set. The kids absolutely love it and even adults can join in for some fun family competition.


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Finding My Feet

This is really cool!

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @larson. It's wonderful to have you join us and great to see this project has inspired you.


Would you like to build this project? I trust @Tara86, and our helpful members would be more than happy to provide advice as you do. I'm sure you could make it over a weekend, and any children who used it would love it.


I look forward to hearing all about the projects you have going on around the home and garden. Please let us know anytime you need assistance or have something to share with the community.




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