|Project by chopnhack||posted 718 days ago||1837 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
Well, the kids have caught the Thomas the Train bug and I so I went shopping for a train table. I saw the various “train tables” at the stores and wasn’t too enthused about shelling out $140+ on cheaply made disposable furniture. Out came Sketchup and here are the results. This is the first project I have done that was originated in Sketchup and then an image and cutlist was created from the program data. Worked out wonderfully. I used 1/4” bolts with large washer heads and cross dowel nuts to assemble and hopefully kidproof the table. The cross dowel method lends well to one man assembly. The plywood used was the Auraco pine plywood from Home Depot. The stain is GF’s Shaker maple, sprayed a sealer coat of shellac and all pieces were sanded to 220 to help control blotching. Top coat is GF’s HP water base poly wet sanded to 320 being a kids table I was too lazy to go to 600 which works really well for me and this finish. The top is a sandwich of white melamine coated hardboard and mdf core. The top is removable to show a grid of 4 empty spots for storage as well as storage underneath.
-- Sneaking up on the line....