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Kids Lego Table #1: Legos arn't complete without a building plan

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Blog entry by Whooboy posted 02-15-2013 at 01:20 AM 3187 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The goal was to create a LEGO/Craft Table that our kids would enjoy (ie keep them busy) for years. After brainstorming with my wife, we decided on a few design ideas.

1. The lego table should have permanent LEGO base plates
2. The Tabletop should be reversible so if your not using legos your kids can color or play games
3. The Tabletop should be split in half so 2 kids can work on different activities.
4. There should be some kind of storage for the legos
5. It should be short and stable for small kids

After working on a few different versions, this was the final plan.

Full Table

Table without the plywood top

You may notice we picked the Duplo lego block (the bigger one) if you kids are older you can use the standard lego baseplate

I am a self taught hobbyist and still learning/refining my woodworking skills. I enjoy reading the pages of lumberjocks to learn new techniques. My hope is to document my journey encase its helpful for other LJs out there and pay it forward. Ultimately for this project, I decided to put a few very simple joints (large box/finger joints and a through mortice) into my project so that I can work on my techniques. Maybe next time i’ll expand to dovetails, but I dont want to bite off more than I can chew.

Time to head to the lumber yard….



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prattman

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#1 posted 02-15-2013 at 03:30 AM

I like your design, and I am looking forward to seeing the build.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Chris Moellering

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 at 06:09 AM

If I’m not mistaken, the Duplos will “connect” to “standard” Lego base plates…might give you more forward-compatibility. Just a thought….

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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Whooboy

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#3 posted 02-15-2013 at 02:03 PM

Chris: Good point I’ll have to try that. Luckily we found our baseplates at a garage sale. I think when the kidos get older I might just replace the top

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Chris Moellering

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#4 posted 02-15-2013 at 04:00 PM

Well, that might not be all bad, either. The other side may be well-worn by then, too.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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