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Lego Table Christmas 2014

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Project by Roz posted 04-01-2015 04:21 PM 1358 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

LEGO TABLE Around October of 2014 my niece presented a plan. She asks if I could build it for her. I suggested she let me do it as their Christmas gift because I was out of ideas for that year. I took her idea and came up with dimensions and a few changes to make it a little stronger and safer. Then I got to work.

It is such a simple straight forward project I did not bother drawing it up in detail. As a result, I had to build it 4 times to get it right. I repeatedly confuse length and width measurements. After some struggle I had the table pictured here.

The table consists of two plywood boxes that double as legs and storage for plastic containers that will hold Lego blocks. A top that is a lipped frame with a double sided insert of plywood and one side is covered in Lego tiles to form a base for building. There is an “X” brace to stiffen the base and insure the spacing is wide enough to receive chairs. I trimmed the edges and exposed sides in Red Oak like the top to add character and make it look more like furniture. As the boys grow feet can be added to the bases to raise the table and allow it to be useful for a study center.

The corners were rounded over and I used this to add detail and interest. I cut ¾”X1.5”X4” Red Oak strips and scored them from the back to 1/8” below the face and did this on ¼” interval to make a wide rounded corner glued and top by another solid piece set forward ¼”.
The table breaks down into 5 parts and can be assembled in about 10 minutes.

It was a big hit with the whole family.
Thank you for looking.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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Roz

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#1 posted 04-01-2015 04:22 PM

Hey Jocks, I’ve been away for a while and still remain busy but check in to see what is going on when every I can. t

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Brian Wohn

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 04:34 PM

Good idea Terry – came out great! :)

-- Brian, Pelham, AL

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 04-01-2015 05:51 PM

You really did a fine job on this. She’ll love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jack1

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#4 posted 04-01-2015 09:07 PM

Great idea and great job.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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hunter71

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#5 posted 04-01-2015 10:14 PM

Great idea to have it grow, they grow fast.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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mikethetermite

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#6 posted 04-01-2015 10:26 PM

Beautifully done Roz

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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peteg

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#7 posted 04-02-2015 01:42 AM

“a simple straight forward project I did not bother drawing it up in detail. As a result, I had to build it 4 times to get it right. “

Hey Terry I smiled when I read this bit :) Must admit I do a simple sketch for everything I have a go at,

You have a very lucky Niece mate, this is a real beauty, love the idea of it being demountable, fabulous job as usual
cheers Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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woodenwarrior

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#8 posted 04-02-2015 03:41 AM

I wish I had that when I was a kid. Replace the flat Lego building plates with the ones that had moon craters in the corners, and the ones with landing strip lines and I would’ve been in hog heaven! Your niece is one lucky girl to have you. Great job!

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#9 posted 04-02-2015 02:29 PM

Certainly looks wonderful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 04-02-2015 06:09 PM

way kewl, i’ll bet it was a hit

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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