Electric Train Table

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Project by Tanner Lovelace posted 09-18-2010 03:19 AM 8802 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table for an electric train set that I built for (and with) my 9 year old son. It’s almost entirely made of quarter-inch plywood. I ripped the plywood into 3 inch wide strips and then used them to build the table support, the legs and the straight cross-bars between the legs. The cross braces are quarter inch by 1.25 inch molding. The top is just a standard sheet of plywood that he had been previously using to put his train on. He really likes having the train elevated rather than just using the plywood on the floor.

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#1 posted 09-18-2010 05:56 AM

next steps are getting the grass, roads, houses, and mountains, and trees…and, etc, etc, etc – haha. When i was a boy, my dad made me an AWESOME train table. it was pretty decked out with little houses, trees, mountains. looked like a little town. really cool . thanks for posting

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#2 posted 09-18-2010 06:11 AM

Those are definitely the next steps, but I’m going to let him do them! :-)

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 03:30 PM

I built something like this for my 3 year old son’s first train set….he took the train apart and jumps off the table….uggg… nice job!

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 05:10 PM

Hi Tanner, how goes the progress on the train table?

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