Thomas the train table

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Project by Mudcat posted 08-05-2010 06:15 PM 3941 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for my son and daughter, well OK I play with it too. To buy the table was quite expensive so I built one out of some white pine trim I had and some old desk legs, thats why the hole plugs don’t match. The inner frame is the same size as the mat so it carries the weight. The outside is just for looks and provides a lip to keep the track on. Built it in one evening. A project we’ve all enjoied.

-- Warning: Retard with sharp tools

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#1 posted 08-05-2010 06:27 PM

I envy your kids.

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 07:03 PM

You can also lift out the train mat and lay in a Lego mat for Lego time. We do that and it is nice to get the Legos snapped into a stable surface above floor level.

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 08:10 PM

Cool project.

My mom financed my kid’s Brio train habit when he was a toddler. We have a couple big rubbermaid tubs full of trains and track. I wanted one of these tables, but quickly realized they would fence us in. He (we) built some amazing track layouts. We would use the entire living room and go around furniture.

One year for a Christmas present, I made a Brio bridge using some track pieces. It was an arch bridge made out of twisted strands of 12 guage electrical wire. I’ll have to take a photo and post it as a project.

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 08:28 PM

Lucky kids you have. Nice that you play too! I’m near half century and still struggling to be a grown up!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 08:56 PM

Lucky Children! I love thomas the train.
Good job thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 10:23 PM

Very nice. Did you paint the scenery on the table? I’ve been thinking about making one for my grandkids. You gave me inspiration.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#7 posted 08-05-2010 11:09 PM

Nicely done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 08-06-2010 04:16 AM

Table looks great; I know the kids love it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#9 posted 08-06-2010 07:17 PM

Very Nice. Like the color.
I built one last week, wife wanted pink but I convinced her white was better, now that I see your’s, well, I guess another color would work.

-- -- Only God can Create it. We are blessed to see it, live it, and enjoy its beauty.

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#10 posted 08-07-2010 03:32 AM

Billy the scenery was on the mat when we got it. If you go this route though be ware of having drinks around it i read on the web where one got spilled on and the sticker came off that section. Oh the drama that would cause!

-- Warning: Retard with sharp tools

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#11 posted 08-18-2010 04:06 AM

Good looking table. Great that you play with the kids. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 08-18-2010 04:24 AM

Looks great!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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