Train Table

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Project by Jeff posted 06-17-2010 03:18 PM 3154 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We found a good deal on a train set for our kids but needed the obligatory table to go with it. Prices for a well-built one were ridiculous and the cheap ones were just that. Perfect project for some leftover Ash that I had in the shop. This would actually make a good general use play table as well. The 3/4” MDF play surface is supported by a series of cleats. Top frame is butt joined with biscuits. All edges that kids would contact are rounded over with 1/4” roundover bit. Finish is a few coats of wipe on poly except green paint for the top.

The legs are bolted on so that you can add a longer set of legs as the kids grow to keep it at a comfortable height.

If you’re a Sketchup user, this is available on 3D Warehouse

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 06-17-2010 03:45 PM

Nice job…I just built one for my son as well and will be posting it soon.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#2 posted 06-17-2010 04:03 PM

Ahh where would we be without that raised edge to keep the entire set from sliding off the edge. LOL

Nice build Jeff.

My house is small so I made ours more into a coffee table chest style. This is a good reminder for me to dig out the photos and post it.

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#3 posted 06-17-2010 06:52 PM

Good build

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#4 posted 06-17-2010 06:57 PM

It looks really good.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 06-18-2010 12:51 AM

You just got me out of hot water with my 2 year old grand son. He is a Thomas fanatic. Thanks for sharing. And welcome to Lumberjocks. Rand

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 05:14 PM

Very Nice!!! Bet she loves playing on it!


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