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Project by bayspt posted 07-19-2009 04:31 AM 5258 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ash and Walnut w/ Walnut Ply
Each chest is 12” deep x 26 3/4” wide x 24 3/4” tall
Top is 45” x 28”
14 drawers total.
I made this for my son’s birthday. He is 6. Daughter is 13 months. Wish I would have spent a little more time on the top, and wish I had time for one more coat of poly on the drawer fronts. Drawers are solid Ash w/ 100lb full extention slides so he can see all his Lego pieces. Approx total weight is 150lbs. I hope the inspiration is obvious (Lego). Pulls have a little 1/2” cove cut in the bottom of them for finger grip. Last pic is the SketchUp rendering. If anyone would like the file PM me your email and I will gladly send it.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"





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#1 posted 07-19-2009 04:33 AM

Hey Jimmy
Fun and unque design well done.

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#2 posted 07-19-2009 04:35 AM

neato. I bet the kids love it. Lots of hours making lego castles will take place on this piece. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 07-19-2009 04:51 AM

Looks awesome I had to show the pic to my wife so now she wants me to make one for our Son who turnes 6 in October.

-- David '65

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#4 posted 07-19-2009 04:51 AM

My kids want to know why I didnt make one of these for them when they were younger!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Durnik150

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#5 posted 07-19-2009 05:02 AM

Excellent! The Lego idea is a great one! It looks like you built it to last.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#6 posted 07-19-2009 01:18 PM

This is awesome! This would be nice to have if only for the fact that it would keep me from stepping on Legos all the time.

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#7 posted 07-19-2009 03:37 PM

Beautiful table and great mentoring for your son. To use your creativity to build something cool AND useful with you hands sets an example that will help him for years to come.

3 atta-boys for this one!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://peace-in-wood-by-dustynewt.zibbet.com/

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 07-19-2009 04:36 PM

I believe that your boy’s expression says it all.
Wonderful. And like dustynewt said, you’ve instilled knowledge and pride in the craft in another generation.
Good job, sir.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#9 posted 07-19-2009 06:03 PM

I can tell by the smile on your sons face he loves it just like it is, no apologies needed. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 07-20-2009 03:38 AM

This is very creative and way cool!

-- Planesmooth from TX

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#11 posted 07-20-2009 03:56 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments guys. If you look at my projects page, what you see is what you get apart from the fact that I made the tool box that only shows the prototype. This is my first larger scale project, and my first atempt at M&T Joints. There are 104 M&T in the piece, so it was a good learning experience. First for drawers too. I actually built the drawers first, and then the cabinet, which I thought was kinda wierd, but it worked out in the end. Like I said in the post, I would gladly send the SketchUp file to anyone who desires it. I know the pictures are a little bad quality, but CC comments are welcome too of course, I am still very green behind the ears and would love to hear what you guys have to say.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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lighthearted

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#12 posted 07-20-2009 03:44 PM

very cool. my son would love this!

-- Chris http://thelightheartedwoodworker.com/

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#13 posted 07-28-2009 07:09 PM

Very cool, wish i would have thought of it.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 12-02-2009 06:42 PM

pretty cool table. I like the workbench in the background too.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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#15 posted 02-27-2010 12:23 AM

that is one impressive table… hope it is still getting tons of use… love the lego concept as I was big on lego when I was youger… (yes, a very long time ago)...

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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