Son's train table

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Project by firemedic posted 12-26-2007 10:26 PM 2101 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As my son is big into Thomas Train, when I saw this plan in Wood magazine I had to build it. It’s made out of oak and birch ply, with three coats of shellac for the finish. The front panels on the drawers are done with chalkboard paint. When I built this table I added a little extra strength to the bottom of the table by adding a few extra cross members under the ply tabletop. Which worked out well as my son decided he likes to climb up and jump on the table from time to time.

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 12-26-2007 10:33 PM

Very nice job Firemedic, great storage space. Welcome to Lumberjocks. They are a great community & a lot can be learned from the Jocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 12-26-2007 10:34 PM

Nice play table, I’ve been wanting to make one for my granddaughter, but don’t think she has the space for one. Nicely done….and yes, kids will always find a way to test just how good a job you did…LOL Maybe the best test of joinery every done by man!! LOL

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#3 posted 12-27-2007 12:05 AM

I saw this in Wood Mag and thought it was an excellent idea. Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 12-27-2007 01:41 AM

Very nice, gret work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 12-27-2007 01:49 AM

Great table. Have your son set up a train set and post it at as picture #3.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 12-27-2007 02:13 AM

She looks nice and sturdy…Great job.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#7 posted 12-27-2007 05:17 PM

Awesome job. I am sure it will get a lot of use. I just thought about making one of these yesterday after seeing a cheap built one for $100.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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