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

Wood glue

Contact Adhesive


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.


offseid (author)2017-01-29

Very well done! I've got a lego table on this site too, but it does not accomodate storage like yours does. Nice!

varmitwife (author)offseid2017-01-29

Thanks! My 2 yr old grandson loves his table. He plays around it all the time, whether with legos or hot wheels on the flip side.

super_me (author)2016-12-17

wow, stunning, how do you flip it over from Lego side to normal side? And also, an improvement if you have not thought of it already: the shelving units on the side that you mentioned were for Lego's could have Lego baseplate a lining it, (as you did for the tabletop, but narrower and smaller) so creations/blocks don't slip off.

varmitwife (author)super_me2016-12-17

Thank you. The entire "blue" top flips over. Just raise it up and flip. The shelves on the end have a "lip" so hopefully helps keep things on the shelves.

super_me (author)varmitwife2016-12-19

hope you liked the idea though!

varmitwife (author)super_me2016-12-19

It was a great idea! Thanks for the input...

seamster (author)2016-12-14

Excellent looking table. Looks like the perfect place for a kid to play and create! :)

varmitwife (author)seamster2016-12-14

Thank you. I can't wait until Christmas to give it to him.

BKLaRue (author)2016-12-14

This is so killer, my kids would love it. Great work!

varmitwife (author)BKLaRue2016-12-14

Thank you.

coolcrafter101 (author)2016-12-14

How much did all of those lego sheets cost?


I believe they were $7.99 on Amazon.

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