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What can I do with a train table that my kids have outgrown?

We have a train table similar to this http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Deluxe-Wooden-Multi-Activity/dp/B000O62UAI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1259456647&sr=8-5 except our drawers are on the other ends.  We no longer use it for a train table.  My kids end up piling stuff on top of it in a heap.  The green top is actually 2 long, very sturdy boards.  I saw this http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Train-Table-to-a-Constuction-Zone-Table/, but that's still basically the same thing and my youngest is a 7yo girl.  The table takes up too much space in our apartment so I would like to convert it into something smaller and more useful.  Any ideas?

acidbass4 years ago
 make it a really cool coffe table
Punkguyta5 years ago
 Give it to me!
maryshe (author) 5 years ago
Thanks for the ideas.  I paid about $80 for it.  I recently put it in the yard sale for $20 and no one even looked at it.  My DD has since drawn on it quite a bit and some of it won't easily come off.  So I don't think anyone will really want it.  I'm looking for something more like a re-use idea.  What can I turn it into?
grundisimo5 years ago
Give it to a Deseret Industries thrift store.
Re-design5 years ago
It's Christmas time.  Know any other little kid that might LOVE to have it for Christmas?
19samman985 years ago
i would sell it i used to have one that costed 40$ and i sold it for 30$ i would reccomend selling it
seandogue5 years ago
If you're really done with it, you might consider selling it. Better than having it die in a pile up...

Although I'd consult with the kids before hand...I would not have been pleased if my mom or dad had sold my HO race car set...Some kids would care a less, other might be like me.