Lego box with sliding top and photo-transfer

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Project by JohnMcClure posted 10-31-2017 01:49 AM 917 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Legos are pretty popular in my house right now. The Lego Batman Movie was also a huge hit (I enjoyed it too).
Trouble is, Legos require a flat building surface and a place to store bricks!
I designed this sliding-top box from 1/2” Baltic birch to solve both problems.

The sides are pocket-screwed and glued together, nothing fancy. Everything else is just glued.

There is a cleat on the underside of the top that prevents the top from sliding all the way off. It’s held in by two screws, so to take the top off I just have to remove those two screws.
The legs are 1-1/4” pine dowels. When the top is closed, they slide up right against the body of the box. I originally considered folding legs but instead chose a method that would not take forever to plan and build!

The photo transfer came out pretty good. It’s done by printing a mirror-image of the final product, on a laser printer, and using Mod Podge to transfer the toner to the wood.

The box and table get a lot of use!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#1 posted 10-31-2017 02:34 AM

Great design, looks like happy customers.

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 11:11 AM

Really nice and will need another for regular sized Legos in a year or two.

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 12:27 PM

what a great idea. love the design..convenient and practical. images came out great too

-- Two is One, One is None

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#4 posted 10-31-2017 06:06 PM

This is a fantastic Lego table and the kids will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-01-2017 01:38 AM

This is a great design to allow for using the surface without needing to clean it off every time you need to get something out. Well done.

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