|Project by Mark Shymanski||posted 08-17-2008 07:34 AM||11143 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
My son is a big fan of the Rev. Awdry series “Thomas the Tank Engine”. He pours over the little catalogue from the store and really wanted a train table. They are in excess of $200 here so I though ‘Hey I’ve got all this really expensive hardware kicking around in my wood shop I should take a stab at making a table’. So I fired up sketchup,
measured Paul and started drawing. Once I had the drawing I figured out how much wood I’d need and then sorted through the wood pile and was all set to build a table.
I knew that I wanted to work on inexpensive wood because I was trying a bunch of new things and didn’t want to ruin expensive wood while I gathered experience. Re-purposed pine and new MDF was all that was used in this.
It took about 2 weeks from concept to finished product so I am very please with the final product. Paul thinks it is “Really cool, Dad”.
-- "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