Lego table for my son

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Project by JoeinDE posted 03-03-2014 12:00 AM 1769 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My six year old son asked me to build him a table for his legos (not out of legos). He specifically wanted me to affix the baseplate that you see in the photos to the top of the table. I took the opportunity to get both of my kids involved in the build. My son helped with the wood selection and prep. My daughter, who just turned 4, helped with cutting some of the joints and drilling a few of the pilot holes. Because I wanted my kids to help, I chose to do as much with hand tools as possible. The box joints for the apron are hand-cut. The jointing of the top was done with my #7 Stanley.

The top is a really wide (15”) single piece of poplar (with some birds-eye and some mineral streaking). The legs are poplar from the big-box store. The aprons are rock maple and the trim on the front and back edges of the top are beech. The edges were added when I realized that the lego base-plate is about an inch wider than the tabletop. I should had measured that before hand. This finish is walnut oil. The dry fit-up pictures are without the edging and the finish. My kids applied the finish (and had fun doing it). The top is 36×16 and the table it 20” high.

The base-plate is attached with spray-on adhesive.

I had plenty of fun building it. I hope my son plenty of fun playing on it.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 12:33 AM

That’s probably the world’s greatest Lego table. But that’s what dad’s do. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 04:24 AM

Great job on table and including the kids. My boy and I built one for my grandsons, they loved it.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 03-04-2014 04:02 AM

I remember asking my Father for a table for my Lego collection. Many hours we spent working on it and it was the best time with my Father!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 03-10-2014 01:54 PM

It looks great, like the joints and finish. Great job to you and kids. It’s a great family project.

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