Kindergarten Classroom Lego Table Refurbishment

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Project by J. Curtis Goforth posted 05-01-2015 02:55 AM 1573 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter’s kindergarten class suffers from severe budget cuts from our state legislature…so I had to step in to help them have something that wasn’t a safety hazard. The original table (picture two) was made of solid maple for the legs, but the top was only particle board and the legs, though maple, were only 1.5” thick which meant they weren’t sturdy enough for crazy kindergarteners to play on.

I was able to reuse the Lego tiles on the top, and I decided to mimic the color scheme on the legs by using complementary colors on each quadrant. The new top is 3/4” maple plywood and the legs and aprons are made from fir. The legs and the aprons are fir 2×4’s that were glued up and cut to size before sanding and painting. Though made of inferior wood, it is beefier than it was before and has enabled the class to have the use of a new Lego table even though it cost the classroom nothing. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-01-2015 04:14 AM

Great job. I wouldn’t consider your choice of material inferior. You simply used low cost material to fill a need. The kindergarteners won’t care in the least what material was used. All they care is they have a safe, cool, new table for their class room. Big props to you for stepping up and helping out.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#2 posted 05-01-2015 05:44 PM

Awesome project. Nothing like using your talents to give back.

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