Toy Train Table

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Project by Adrian78 posted 12-25-2015 04:50 AM 1028 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This ended up being something of a last minute project that I wanted to do to surprise my son for Christmas. We decided to buy him some Thomas wooden railway sets and rather than purchasing the brand table I decided to build my own. I also wanted to make something that didn’t stick out like a sore thumb like most kids furniture does.

I had some leftover maple from a workbench that I built and decided to use that wood, imperfections and all. The body is built from solid maple and the table top and drawer bodies are built from 1/2” maple ply. As mentioned it was a last-minute build, a few hours here and there over the last two weeks, so it was primarily put together with pocket screws. I ended up finishing with waterlox and am hoping that four consecutive nights of coating it will be enough as is the dry time.

In my rush I managed to put a few pocket screw holes on the wrong side of the legs and added a few too many holes on the top (cheap screws connecting the lip to the frame kept breaking) but I’m sure my son will never notice; its one of those details only I will constantly see.

Certainly not my best project but the first one I’m posting since I received inspiration from some of the many great projects posted on here. Just waiting for the little guy to wake up to see what Santa brought now.

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#1 posted 12-25-2015 08:29 AM

A gift for a child is a great first project post, Adrian. Hope to see more. Merry Christmas and belated welcome to LumberJocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 10:35 PM

I’m really sure that this child appreciates this table very much and I bet that you got a lot of pleasure from that. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 12-26-2015 04:27 AM

Great project! I built one recently as well, but didn’t have the foresight go put drawers in. Good idea!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#4 posted 12-28-2015 09:49 AM

Beautiful set and nice table for it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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