Introduction: Flip Top Lego Table
This table was designed and built for my 2 year old grandson. The top is stained and sealed and is reversible. One side for lego blocks and the other for multi-use. The ends are small shelving units to store Legos, etc.
Step 1: Material List, But With Improvisations...
4'x8' sheet of 3/4 inch plywood
2'x4' sheet of 1/2 inch plywood
4 1x2 pine boards 8'
1 1x3 pine board 6'
6 lego base plates
Nail gun w/nails
Step 2: Cut List
4 (plywood) 18" long x 8" wide for vertical base pieces
4 (plywood) 22 1/2" long x 6 1/2" wide shelves
2 (plywood) 22 1/2" long x 2 1/2 wide top base supports
2 1x3 boards 31 3/4" long front and back stretchers
8 1x2 boards 22 1/2" long shelf trim
2 1x2 boards 49 1/2" long table top trim, measure and cut to size
2 1x2 boards 25 1/2" long table top trim, measure and cut to size
Step 3: End Support/shelving
Glue and use nail gun to secure shelving ends and trim.
Step 4: Attaching the Front and Back Stretchers
I used metal bracing for extra support.
Step 5: Sizing the Top
Make sure to leave top a little larger so it's not too tight when removing to flip over.
Step 6: Trimming the Top
Trim the top by gluing, then using nail gun to secure. Make sure that the lip on the top and bottom will be equal. Router the edge a bit so it's not such a sharp edge.
Step 7: Adding a Little Trim
I added a little trim to dress it up a bit. Nothing fancy, just used ripped boards.
Step 8: Stain or Paint
I chose to stain the bottom part of the table gray.
Step 9: Stain or Paint the Top
I chose to stain the top and seal it will poly acrylic. Be sure to do both sides of the top.
Step 10: Adding Lego Base Plates
Measure to center plates like you'd like them. tape off and carefully spray adhesive. I used contact adhesive to stick on the Lego base plates. Spray both the table top and the back side of the base plates.
Step 11: Finished Product
This table should bring years of fun and activity to my 2 year old grandson.
Step 12: Addendum to Original
I had enough material, minus the legs, to make another table. I purchased (2) 36 INCH 2"X2" and cut them into four 18" legs and glued them to bottom of table and nailing them with nail gun. Then I braced the ends with some scrap wood I had using my KREG jig. This table seems very sturdy. I plan to clear coat it with spray polyurethane. This table will stay at my residence for my 2 year old grandson, while the blue table went to his house.
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