Childs Lego Play Table

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Project by WoodArtbyJR posted 02-26-2013 01:30 AM 5619 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I became a Grampa this last Nov so my focus on woodworking has migrated to wood toys for the new grandson. I ran across this old Readers Digest woodworking project book at Goodwill a few weeks ago and found this amazing Lego play table plan. The plan stated that I would spend as much time painting as I would in construction. BOY, they weren’t wrong an that. It’s 9.5” off the floor, perfect for a young child. The top is designed to hold 4, 10” sq base plated to build from. The legs are built and cut in such a way to resemble lego blocks. The plan called for 3/4” birch plywood for the top and 3/4” birch pieces for the legs. In my neck of the woods, birch is not a cheap material so I substatuted cheaper (and much softer) western white pine. The only other change I made was the lip of the table top. The plan called for it to be butted up to the plywood’s edge but I rabbited it to help prevent the delamination of the top layer of veener from peeling with use. The next project in the book I want to make is a toy box. I hope you enjoy seeing it as I know the grandson will when he gets older and comes to visit. Grampy’s gonna have a LOT of wood toys for him to play with when he comes to visit.

Thoughts and comments are always welcome. If interested and want to make this I can share the book information. Probably out of print as it was a ‘96 publication.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 01:43 AM

Super cool Lego table! Perfect for the little ones! And Congratulations on becoming a Grandpa!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 01:47 AM

Looks really cool! I always liked to play with Legos until I got into woodworking, It’s cool stuff!

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 04:14 AM

Great Table I made one 25 years ago for my kids now my grandsons play with it

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 02:34 PM

Very cool Lego table! Colorful and well made. Surely grand kids will have lots of fun using it. Way to go Grand Pa!

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 06:18 PM

It’s perfect for Legos, my kids would have loved it. I had an old platform bed I used for Legos and trains, but I like the lip on yours and the smaller size, as well as the colourful legs!

-- ~Julie~

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 11:15 PM

could you send me the plans please.. I would like to try this project for my granddaughter.. thanks

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