|Project by NolanUK||posted 04-19-2013 09:39 AM||3070 views||29 times favorited||17 comments|
Hi, I’ve just joined Lumberjocks after lurking for a while and figured I would post a project I recently completed.
I’ve seen some pictures of folding tables on the web and decided to make a folding Lego board for my two boys which would give them somewhere to store lots of loose Lego and also provide somewhere to sit and construct it with deep sides so the pieces don’t end up on the floor too often. Unlike the examples I have seen on the web I didn’t want fold down legs as these would be in the way and stop would stop the kids from accessing the stuff under the table.
I also wanted to be able to fold the table away when not in use with a cover to keep the Lego in place which would double as a surface on which they could draw, write etc.
I used basic shelving timber from the local builder’s merchant and used my box joint jig (based on Matthias Wandel’s screw advance jig) to joint the corners.
The lid is held horizontal by two soft opening bureau stays when open. These open nice and slowly and prevent the lid from being shut too quickly and trapping small fingers! I purchased a piano hinge from eBay which holds the lid in place and has the advantage of leaving no small gaps for Lego to pass through or get stuck in.
A router was used to cut the rebate for the slide in cover and to cut the slots for the shelf.
Finally Lego is held in 3 identical cheap Stanley drawer sets.
I’m pretty pleased with the end result. It gets used every day and certainly help keep the Lego in one place :)