Lego Table #7: Making Our Mark(s)

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Blog entry by Eric posted 02-02-2009 08:50 AM 3089 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Oh Yeah, I Was Building a Lego Table Part 7 of Lego Table series Part 8: Finished! »

Yesterday I had just a little bit of shop time. Enough to make sure the tops of the legs are all level so that there is no wobble when the plywood top goes on. I had to glue on a few shims, but otherwise it’s all good to go.

Before I glue the top on, I thought it would be a good idea to have the kids go to town on the underside. Here you can see them in action: our son (and my wife) had one half, and our daughter (and I) had the other. P.S. Notice the mess of legos at the top of the picture – we need this table done soon!

I made sure that when I left my mark, I left a reminder of what hoops I had to jump through to get this project done. No wonder the average project takes me 10 times longer than it would take you! :^)

When it was all done, the kids had a ball checking out their handiwork. And I’m guessing that when my wife shows houseguests the lego table (she’s kinda proud of me), the kids will be dragging them under it to show them what they did as well!

-- Eric at

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#1 posted 02-02-2009 09:50 AM

Ok Eric, looks like your Lego Table series is ending very soon, I guess. So what’s the next thing to do with it?
Have you decided the finish it would get?
Your street wall painting (the note underneath the table) is very interesting. And yet you have done it very well. You should be proud of what you have inside of you (that others can’t see). You did not even say it, but you proved it – there it is the Lego Table…!

Ok Eric, all the best. My regards to your happy family. Take care.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-02-2009 01:59 PM

Eric, getting them involved in the project like this is a wonderful idea. As long as they are having fun that is all that is important.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-02-2009 04:09 PM

Hi Woodworm, yes, I should be done soon. I still need to do some final sanding and planing, and as you can see in the pics I still need to trim flush my wedged tenons (in the middle of the long aprons). I also plan on cutting out a small (6” or so) notch out of the middle of one of the short aprons, so it will be easier for the kids to slide the legos off the table and into the bucket. I’ll be sure to take pics, because I might not have explained it well.

And as for finish, I think I’ll just use a basic wiping varnish, maybe 1 part BLO, mineral spirits and varnish. And after a few coats maybe cut out the BLO.

Regards to you and yours. Say hi to KL for me! :^)

-- Eric at

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#4 posted 02-03-2009 02:09 AM

Nice work Eric.

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