Lego/Train Table

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Project by Thepps posted 01-06-2013 04:12 AM 5824 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

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#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

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

Looks like a darn nice job!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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

Going in the Grandpa files. Thanks Thepps!

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

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

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

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#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

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#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.


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