|Project by Roz||posted 04-01-2015 04:21 PM||1328 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
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."