Wooden Train Table

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Project by BeaverTools posted 01-17-2009 10:41 PM 1435 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys sorry I didn’t manage to get any progress pics of this project. I had to finish it pretty quickly to have it ready for my sons second birthday. It’s a train table that works with brio and other wooden train sets.

The table is painted so I made it entirely out of #2 pine and just spend a lot of time sanding. The benefit is that it’s really light. The downside is it’s not an heirloom or any sort of furniture that will last forever. But then again it was never intended to be. This for him go nuts on playing with and not have to worry about messing it up.

The legs are 4×4 pine connected to the 1×4 supports to make the box using pocket hole joints. Man I love pocket hole’s so easy and quick.

I’ve uploaded some pics so feel free to take a look, ask any questions you may have, or make any suggestions.
Thanks for taking a look at my project.

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#1 posted 01-18-2009 12:30 AM

so is it a play mat under a piece of lexan? It looks good. He’ll have a blast with it.

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#2 posted 01-18-2009 07:11 PM

IT looks good and designed with an active child in mind ie. 4×4’s for the ‘non-tip’ legs. of course it doesn’t really matter what I think, your ‘client’ is obviously very pleased.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#3 posted 01-19-2009 08:35 PM

The top is really shiny, is that the finish or a piece of Plexi-glass? Great job.

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 04:35 PM

Great job, I made my son one this past summer and he really enjoyed it…especially when he and his sister got to paint it in the shop. I still have Thomas blue paint on my shop floor!

-- "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

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#5 posted 03-06-2009 09:56 PM

Sorry for the late response guys. Actually no plexi or finish on the surface. The mat is just really shiny. It’s really just a laminated mat we bought online. This project was one of the best ever. Super simple and he gets tons of use out of it.

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