|Project by Adrian78||posted 12-25-2015 04:50 AM||799 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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.