LumberJocks

Lego/Train Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Thepps posted 01-06-2013 04:12 AM 5213 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this lego/train table for my son for Christmas. Measures 3’ x 5’ and 18” tall. Pretty straight forward project. My own design. Solid birch with a clear water-based poly finish. Mortise and tenon construction. Dovetail drawers. Drawer slides are full extension 24”, but the drawers are 32” deep, so they are not quite full extension.

The sides and back have slats glued (and pin nailed) on to resemble train tracks.

The drawers have since been filled with legos.

Deep drawers are very nice in taming the mess. There is a 1/4” ledge all the way around the table to help keep toys from sliding off.

Thanks for looking!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL





6 comments so far

View Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop's profile

Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

644 posts in 2444 days


#1 posted 01-06-2013 04:15 AM

So cool! Yea, not much you can do with the extra long drawers and only a 24” slide. Love the detail on the side. You always put a lot of heart in your projects. Great job!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

25851 posts in 2091 days


#2 posted 01-06-2013 11:16 AM

Looks like a darn nice job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Douglas Bordner's profile

Douglas Bordner

4018 posts in 3817 days


#3 posted 01-06-2013 05:10 PM

Going in the Grandpa files. Thanks Thepps!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

View Richard's profile

Richard

1912 posts in 2444 days


#4 posted 01-11-2013 09:39 PM

Looks like you got the Smile of Approval on this one.

View crowie's profile

crowie

1927 posts in 1704 days


#5 posted 01-24-2013 11:21 PM

Give the kids a place to store there toys is always a good option…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

View billolney's profile

billolney

4 posts in 142 days


#6 posted 05-04-2017 12:24 AM

THIS IS GREAT!!! I realize you were trying to go for train tracks along the side but ended up looking Mission Style (My personal favorite!) especially with the mortise and tenon! We are looking at adopting 2 boys; 4 and 5, and converting one room into a play room for them. This would be perfect for it.

The only thing I would change would be make the top removable and double-sided so one side is the Lego building with the bases and the other a train set layout. But this is where great ideas come from, building on others ideas.

Thank you for sharing.

bill

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com