The best craft tables for Cricut in 2022
Finding yourself one of the best craft tables around is an absolute must if you’ve just treated yourself to a brand new Cricut machine. While Cricuts are compact and can fit on most tables, if you’re serious about your creative projects then you really need a set space to work on and, ideally, it should have space for all your materials too.
Merely searching for craft tables isn’t going to bring you a lot of joy. You’ll often end up with lists of sloped drawing desks that are no use for craft projects. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you and tracked down a selection of desks and tables that’ll provide room for your Cricut as well as plenty of work space, and in most cases they’ll pack some storage for all the materials you’ll be using.
Don’t have a Cricut yet? Find out what all the fuss is about in our guide to the best Cricut machines. Or if you’re paralysed by indecision, we also look at the Cricut Maker vs Cricut Maker 3 to help you figure out which is best for you. And finally, you’ll probably want to check out the best Cricut accessories. In the meantime, here are the best craft tables for Cricut devices.
The best craft tables: US
The best craft table gives you plenty of space to work as well as providing a good selection of storage options, and this desk from Tribesigns is a great example of how to get the most from a small space.
It’s an L-shaped desk, providing space on its surface for your Cricut and its output, as well as your computer and any other tools you might need. At one end there’s also a four-tier storage bookshelf, perfect for stashing your materials with easy reach.
It worktop finish comes in two wood effects, a clean-looking smooth white, and a faux-marble finish. As with many of the options listed here you’ll have to assemble the desk and shelving yourself, but its minimal design means that shouldn’t be too hard.
If you need the best craft table but you’re a bit short on space, this option from Sauder is a smart and compact solution. It’s a combined craft table and cart, which means you can wheel it out whenever you need it, and it extends thanks to a folding leaf at one end, giving you plenty of space to work with when you need it. There’s a good assortment of storage, as well as an internal shelf that’s designed for a sewing machine but just the right size for a Cricut too, and when you’re finished for the day you can fold it all back up and wheel it into a corner, where it makes an attractive cabinet.
Here’s a serious craft table that really delivers in the storage stakes. The Venture Horizon Project Center Desk gives you a sizeable working surface for all your projects, making it perfect for larger Cricut jobs, while its sides each have nine 12″ by 10″ cubby holes, perfect for small bins or baskets to store materials and accessories and keep things organised. It’s one of the pricier options but well worth the extra expense, and there are four finishes to choose from.
You might already have all the storage space you need for your Cricut project materials, in which case you’ll want a craft table that delivers on working space, in which case you might want to opt for this L-shaped computer desk from Tukinala. It’s especially useful if you use a large PC for making your Cricut designs, as it comes with a separate stand for a computer, leaving more of the top free for your projects, and there’s plenty of room underneath for storage cabinets and shelves. This craft table is available from Walmat, but note that online stock was limited the last time we checked.
Designed for two people but equally well suited if you need space for longer output from a Cricut Maker 3, this home office desk makes for an excellent and minimal-looking craft table. Its centre section will hold a tower PC but it can be used just as effectively as a storage space, and there’s a handy drawer above for any tools you might need. The low open shelves at each end give you more room for stacking books and baskets, and the whole thing is easy to assemble thanks to its minimal design. Again, this craft table is offered by Walmart, but stock may be limited.
The best craft tables: UK
Need more drawers? You should take a look at this desk from Ikea which quite literally has ALL THE DRAWERS. It’s utterly perfect if you have a huge assortment of materials to work with that you’d like to keep close to your Cricut, and it has a well-sized work surface that shouldn’t see you running out of room. And if you want a craft table that fits in with your décor, this one comes in more colour options than we can comfortably type out; there are 11 to choose from, so at least one model should complement your home colour scheme.
Another decent craft table with versatile storage options, the HOMCOM computer desk features plenty of places to put all your tools and equipment, as well as room to stash a computer and keyboard so they’re not in the way, plus a shelf for a monitor, leaving the actual top free for a Cricut and your creative projects. It’s made from durable particle board and has a generous maximum load of 50KG, and it comes in three finishes.
We like the utilitarian look of this sturdy writing desk, and its versatile storage means that it’ll work just as well as a simple but effective craft table. It has two open shelves that you can organise however you like, and as an extra bonus there are a pair of hooks on the side where you can hang headphones, backpacks or anything else you fancy. It has adjustable feet, so if you have an uneven floor you can still keep things steady, and its solid wood top feels good and weighty (and it’s scratch-resistant too), which it should, given this one’s price.
For a decent craft table on a budget, you’ll almost certainly get good results from this desk. It’s a simple engineered wood top on a metal frame, but it should give you plenty of room for your Cricut projects, and on one side it has a storage bag where you can keep some of your materials and equipment. There’s also a hook for hanging headphones or anything else, which is a nice extra, but ultimately this is a cheap and straightforward table that does the job and not much more.
We absolutely love the look of this stylish desk from John Lewis, and it’s practical enough to make an excellent craft table. It comes with three drawers; the top two are 8cm deep, making them ideal for tools and other bits and bobs, while the bottom drawer is a capacious 23cm deep, giving you plenty of room for materials and even for storing your Cricut when not in use. It’s a solid and hefty table made from responsibly sourced chipboard, coated in top quality oak veneer; perfect for crafting with a touch of class.
The best craft tables for Cricut: your questions answered
What’s a Cricut?
Honestly, if you’ve got this far without actually knowing what a Cricut is then we’re impressed. In short it’s an automated cutting machine for home crafters, and you can use it to cut materials such as paper, felt, vinyl, fabric, leather, matboard, and wood, using pre-programmed designs that you can create on your computer or even on your phone.
How much room does a Cricut need?
Not very much at all. The biggest and best option, the Cricut Maker 3, measures 56 x 18 x 15.7cm, so it won’t take up a huge amount of table space by itself. However, you need to bear in mind that you’ll also need space for your materials as they go into the Cricut and then out again; the Maker 3 enables you to make cuts up to 3.6m long in one go, so if you’re after a table that’ll make life easier, the longer the better.
What should I look for in a craft table?
Storage! Lots and lots of storage, because once you get started with Cricut you’re going to end up accumulating all manner of materials and tools to go with it. The other thing to watch out for is a good solid build; Cricuts aren’t especially heavy (the Maker 3 weighs in at 6.9kg), but in general for any crafting surface you’ll want something sturdy and steady.
Is a solid wood top best for a craft table?
It depends what you’re planning to do with it. With a Cricut you’ll be perfectly well off with a top made of veneered particle board or similar; however if you’re also planning on getting a bit more hands-on with your crafting using sharp tools, you might prefer a solid wood top that won’t get ruined by dings, nicks and scratches.
Couldn’t I just save money and make my own craft table?
Of course you could! If you’re capable of a bit of DIY, it’s not too hard to make your own, and there’s something decidedly fitting about having a craft table that you’ve crafted yourself. This video explains one way of doing it yourself; you can find plenty more guides online.