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Project by kaerlighedsbamsen posted 06-12-2016 01:18 PM 628 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son likes LEGO. He also likes drawing. I thought it would be a fun design exercise to combine these features into a table for him.
Had the idea to incooperate a large stack of paper as the table top. Nice to draw on and easy to clean – and the edges to keep Lego from falling off the table.


Wanted to make something in my usual MCM style but felt that turned legs would be a little bland. Ended up with a compromize: Octagonal legs and turned, straight tennons. Worked well. The table top itself is 16 mm plywood so needed a little more support and added the blocks underneath.

After a lot of thinking and sketching this is the plan i built after:




The sheets of paper is from a pad for a flip chart stand. This was easy to find but in retrospect i would have prefered a better quality paper (this is like thick newspaper). When it needs refilling ill definitely go to a print shop or similar and get nice, high quality paper.

All done in lovely ash and finished with my favorite finish: Soap. More about that here: http://lumberjocks.com/kaerlighedsbamsen/blog/41392 And a finished projet using the finish: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/164674
From the last image it seems that my son is quite happy about it. And so am i.


Let me know what you think!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda





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FiveAcres

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#1 posted 06-12-2016 09:56 PM

Nice idea. 100 years from now they’ll think it was a seed sorter…http://lumberjocks.com/projects/251626#

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-13-2016 01:55 AM

Great table. I like your drawing of it. Looks just like my drawings!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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madts

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#3 posted 06-13-2016 03:14 AM

Nice concept, Bamse.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#4 posted 06-13-2016 07:24 AM

Thanks guys!
FiveAcres: Have not thought about it in that way. But now that you mention it I can no longer look at the table without seeing a weed sorter..
@Jim: Thanks. Drawing was newer my strong side. But have found that it is immensely useful for supporting the creatvie process leading to a design. Have considered taking a class to improve
Madts: Thanks. Not my original idea I have to admit. would have loved to be the inventor though!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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bearkatwood

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#5 posted 06-13-2016 12:04 PM

Nice work! Would make a nice gaming table as well.

-- Brian Noel

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 06-13-2016 05:27 PM

Thanks Brian! Newer thought about that. Hmm.. Yes it would! Its yours to do if you like!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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mafe

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#7 posted 06-14-2016 06:01 PM

What a wonderful father!
What a wonderful photo of him.
What a wonderful table.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#8 posted 06-16-2016 07:47 AM

Thanks Mads – much appreciated!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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mafe

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#9 posted 06-16-2016 09:49 PM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Richard

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#10 posted 06-16-2016 10:19 PM

Great Idea for both of the things he likes to do. I might try this with folding legs for my Grandson.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#11 posted 06-18-2016 09:52 PM

Thanks Richard!
Please show us the result if you make one – would love to see it with folding legs

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Richard

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#12 posted 06-20-2016 07:21 PM



Thanks Richard!
Please show us the result if you make one – would love to see it with folding legs

- kaerlighedsbamsen


If I do make it , it will be awhile since I just came back from visiting so won’t be getting back to San Diego till X-mas. This last trip I had to make a storage bench for my daughter to put on the patio , always some Daddy Do projects when I visit but I love it.

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