Quick and EASY Lego Table

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Project by KnotCurser posted 12-23-2012 03:57 PM 10209 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made as an Xmas gift for two of my nephews.

Question: What do you do when your shop has been totally packed up and moved to allow for a new steel ceiling and you don’t have the ability to make even the simplest of tables????

Answer: You purchase a table from Ikea and get busy with a jigsaw!

I also purchased the bins from Ikea – the only part not from there would be the four 10×10 inch building pads.

I measured, taped and then cut holes in the top to allow the bins to be inset and flush with the surface.

Here’s a warning for anyone thinking of cutting into the surface of an Ikea table – the inside of the top is made from layers up upright cardboard-like stuff! I had to paint the outside of the bins as they were clear to start out with so you wouldn’t see the ugly interior.

All-in-all I think this came out really nice – and it was so cheap I was able to also get the curtain climbers even more gifts. ;-)

Enjoy & Happy Holidays!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 05:03 PM

Nice. This project brought a smile to my face.

Amazing what we find inside some Ikea furniture. Looks good although, I guess it is more green, but I would not like to see the glue vats that their factories go through.

Good job Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 05:19 PM


Thanks for the thumbs up!

I’ll agree with you on the amount of glue used might overbalance the “green” effect, but I really doubt Ikea is waving the “Green Flag”. It’s cheap for them to use wood pulp instead of solid or even particle-style wood.

Now, with that said, I LOVE Ikea as a whole – the table looks good and is super strong and it allows anyone to be able to purchase something that is a step up from the REALLY cheap stuff out there. Ikea also makes a good percentage of their stuff from solid wood anymore – nicely built as well.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 05:42 PM

Super job ,a great idea and build.


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#4 posted 12-23-2012 05:43 PM

Good job.

More sad truth about cheap furniture.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 10:07 PM

That’s thinking Santa !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 12:56 AM

A very nice setup. The only thing I know about leggos is “leggo my eggo” or somethin like that… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 12-24-2012 01:20 AM

Great Idea with the tubs built in to the top.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#8 posted 01-22-2018 09:50 PM

what did you use to glue the lego plates to the table?


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#9 posted 01-22-2018 11:33 PM


I believe I used construction adhesive. Too many years ago to remember for certain. Good luck!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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