Lego Table

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Project by Eric posted 02-24-2009 05:14 AM 6546 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those who haven’t followed this table in process, here is the link to the blog series.

This was a good project for me and my current skill level. With each project, I stick to certain things that are familiar and comfortable (dovetail joints, wedged tenons, chiseled curves), and I add one or two things that are a bit beyond me – even if I didn’t realize it at the time!

With this project, the biggest (and pretty much only) complication was getting the legs attached to the aprons. If I had simply attached them from the outside and plugged the screw holes, it would have been MUCH easier. Instead, I wanted the screws entirely hidden, but that made assembly very difficult because I couldn’t attach the legs while the frame was assembled.

Of course, it was also tough building this thing without a workbench! The best I had at times were a couple 2×6’s layed across a couple plastic stools. And as far as doing this thing entirely with hand tools, that was pretty enjoyable, though time-consuming.

The wood used is kapur, and you may notice the yellow sapwood one side of each short apron leg part. I kinda like the look.

-- Eric at

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 05:18 AM

Now that will make many hours of playing for the kids and it looks great also.


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#2 posted 02-24-2009 05:34 AM

Nice table!

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 06:01 AM

Man ! I wish I had one of these when I was a kid. Great job on the table.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 07:29 AM

Finally, now you completed the most challenging project (as in your your case) so far. You did it very well under some constrains: limited space, hand tools and without a proper workhorse/workbench.

Saya bangga dengan ketabahan Eric. bertukang dengan banyak kekurangan dari segi tempat dan peralatan tetapi mempunyai kelebihan dan kekuatan mental dan spiritual. Saya masih ingat bagaimana anda mengetam dengan mencangkong dan memotong “dovetail” dengan menggapitkannya (clamped) workpiece pada rail balcony. For your info, I saved those pictures sebagai sumber inspirasi saya.

“hidup ini memang keras, jadi semangat kita juga mesti keras jika tidak mahu tewas”...

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 03:46 PM

Thanks everyone! Terutamanya kawan saya woodworm! Seronoknya membuat sesuatu yang disukai anak-anak saya. Kalau orang lain pun suka – bonus!

(pardon me, fellow Jocks – it’s not often I can speak Malay with a fellow woodworker!)

-- Eric at

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