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Mom’s Lego Table

December 7, 2010 |
posted by Ana White
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A coffee table with removeable tops to store legos and lincoln logs!

Mom’s Lego Table

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Mom’s Lego Table
Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above.

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

1/2 Sheet of 3/4″ MDF or Hardwood Plywood cut into strips 15 7/8″ wide x 48″ long
2 – 1×3
3 – 1×2
1 – 1×6 – 12 foot long
2″ screws
1 1/4″ screws
wood glue and filler and finishing supplies

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
nailer
sander
level
countersink drill bit

Cut List

Cut List: 

2 – 1×6 @ 48″
3 – 1×6 @ 14 3/8″
2 – 3/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 15 7/8″ x 48″
2 – 3/4″ MDF or Plywood @ 15 7/8″ x 24″ (top inserts)
4 – 1×2 @ 17 1/4″
4 – 1×3 @ 17 1/4″
2 – 1×2 @ 44 1/2″
2 – 1×2 @ 12 7/8″
2 – 1×2 @ 48″
2 – 1×3 @ 18 7/8

Step 1

Mom’s Lego Table

Build the Box

Mark the sides of the box and predrill holes. Attach the ends and center to the box as shown above. Use 2″ screws and glue or 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 2

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Bottom of Box

Now just screw the bottom of the box to the box as shown above. Super easy.

Step 3

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End Legs

Now just screw the end legs on. I turned the whole thing upside down to do this. Also, I tapered the legs with a circular saw, but that’s purely decorative.

Step 4

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Front and Back Legs

Now screw the front and back legs to the box and the side legs with 1 1/4″ screws and glue. I tapered these too as shown above.

Step 5

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Bottom Shelf

Attach the bottom shelf as shown above with 2″ screws and glue. Make sure you predrill holes as always to avoid splitting the wood and to hide screw heads.

Step 6

Mom’s Lego Table

Optional False Drawers

To make the coffee table look like it has drawers, just set your circular saw blade to 1/8″ and make cuts as shown above. Hold off on the knobs until you are done with the table. Make the cuts on both sides, on opposite sides.

Step 7

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Top Supports

Now just screw these on flush to the top with 1 1/4″ screws and glue

Step 8

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Top Sides

Now simply screw the top sides to the top as shown above.

Step 9

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Top Ends

Now simply screw the top ends on as shown above. If you have a Kreg Jig™, you can also screw the end to the sides for added support.

Step 10

Mom’s Lego Table

Tops

Check the fit of the top inserts and sand as needed to insure that the inserts fit properly. If needed, drill a hole in the inserts to use as a handle to pull inserts up with.

Step 11

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And here are those mods for the other version. Don’t taper the legs and just add a middle legs, and trim out the bottom of the box and shelves. It’s really simple.

Step 12

Mom’s Lego Table

I won’t say much more than I’ve been at this one for three days with a hair dryer . . . but the color is dark walnut. I used Elmer’s wood filler and it took the stain quite well.

Thanks for reading! I hope you take a second to let me know if you like this design, so I can continue to post more plans that are similar. Mom to mom, this is a must make.

I've been waiting.

Ever since my daughter was born, I've been waiting.

Waiting for her to out grow blocks and rattles.

And she did, but I found myself waiting again.

Now I was waiting for her to out grow play-doh and fisher price.

And she did . . .

But I'm still waiting.

Now I'm waiting for her to outgrow legos and lincoln longs and coloring books.

And it occurred to me the other day that while I'm waiting, my life is not.  As I continue to think, in just a few years, there won't be Grace's stuff everywhere, valuable time is passing.

After so many of you contributed ideas for gifts for boys, and many, many of you suggested lego tables, I designed one.  One like you see at a toy store.  One that shouts play table.  But after cutting the first board, I decided I don't want to wait anymore.  And while I'm building a lego table for my daughter, I'm also going to build a coffee table for myself.  Because I want a living room that both plays and looks like something I'm proud of.

And this is the lego table that I built. I promise.  It's a lego table.  Complete with lego mats and storage bins.

Well, actually, Lincoln logs on this side, legos on the other.  The top panels of the table are removable to hide ANYTHING in there - think trains, coloring supplies, books, laptops, video games and accessories, board games . . . it's really up to you.  The top panels also can be flipped over to hold permanently secured lego mats, train mats, chalk boards or even checker or chess boards!

I drew that one on, but you get the idea.

In mere seconds, you can go from kid table, to scraping all those tiny legos directly into a storage bin, flip it over, and you are back to sophisticated living space.  The top inserts can also fit easily under the bottom shelf.  The inserts also easily slide from bin to bin, so you can have access to both bins with one insert on the tabletop.

My lego table is highly inspired by Pottery Barn's Bailey Coffee Table, but if your style is more like Pottery Barn's Benchwright Table (like the one shown above), read on, it's a super easy modification to make the above lego table.  And if you love this idea, but perhaps a different style, please take a second to leave positive feedback so I know you like the idea, and will continue to develop plans for more lego tables hidden inside stylish coffee tables.  And the plans for the train table are here.

And what is the absolute best part about this table?  You will not believe how easy it is to build.

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I love it! And would love to

I love it! And would love to see it in a giant (like 4'x4'?) square! Great plan.

posted by Hillary (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:03

This is amazing!! Today was

This is amazing!! Today was my birthday, and this is a perfectly timed-present, as I sit here staring at the plastic lego bins on my living room floor. This will be built by the weekend!! Thank you for what you do!

posted by AbbeyLeigh (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:03

That is absolutely amazing! I

That is absolutely amazing! I LOVE how you did this!!! I don't have any small children at my house anymore, however, I do have a grandchild on the way... :D
(You are inspiring and amazing! I think that what you can do is astonishing!)

posted by Ginny (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:04

That is a beautiful table and

That is a beautiful table and you did a super awesome job with the windows!! To have that beautiful view (and lighting) everyday is priceless!!!

posted by helen (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:04

Im not a mom, but I LOVE it,

Im not a mom, but I LOVE it, this coffee table could be used for so much more! And my husband cant wait to have some boys to play with legos again, his mom wont give the old ones up, LOL :( Again absolutely love it!

posted by Jena (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:06

LOVE IT!!!

LOVE IT!!!

posted by Faith (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:06

Hillary, next up is

Hillary, next up is definitely a large train table that turns into a coffee table or how about an upholstered ottoman coffee table? I'm so excited about this design. Thanks for commenting! Ana

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:06

This is a fantastic design.

This is a fantastic design. I LOVE it. I don't even think you can buy something like this. I have been perusing your blog for a few weeks and am itching to build something (this might be too complex for a first try however). Thanks for the inspiration and how tos. You can probably market this coffee table - I bet lots of people would want to buy it.

posted by Diem (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:07

Yet again.... you are

Yet again.... you are AMAZING!!

posted by Becca Martin (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:08

Wow, this is ingenious!!! I

Wow, this is ingenious!!! I love it! I was just thinking my son needs a Lego table but that we don't have room! This way I get two pieces of furniture in one! It's gorgeous and very sneeky, keep the great plans coming!

posted by kellyh88 (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:08

Yes, I absolutely LOVE it!

Yes, I absolutely LOVE it! This is the coffee table I have been searching for. Now to get my husband on the project of making it. I am going to link to this on my blog. I love all ideas that combine a sophisticated adult look with the reality of kids.

posted by Pamela O. (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:09

Ana, This is BRILLIANT! I

Ana,

This is BRILLIANT! I think I agree with Hilary. If it were bigger I would run to Lowes right now, in the single digit weather to buy the materials! Looking forward to seeing the variations for this on your site so I can find the one that's perfect for our space! Thanks!

posted by Michelle (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:10

I 2nd Hillary's suggestion!!

I 2nd Hillary's suggestion!! I would LOVE a storage coffee table that's large and square and maybe even a bit deeper storage compartments (for blankets and such....I can't stand how they's always covered in dog hair because they sit on the floor of my living room). Our coffee table is the next thing on our list and I can't wait to build it!!

posted by Danielle Z. (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:10

Love it! we might just have

Love it! we might just have to build one for my step daughter and grand daughter (soon as they buy a house!)
And I feel for you with the stain.. we just refinished out dining table and the stain was so annoying, so hard to get things to dry properly up here in the winter (we're in Palmer) We waited and thought it was finally dry, moved it back in and almost immediately scratched it.. *sigh* will have to redo it, but waiting until after the holidays now.

posted by Bookladydavina (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:11

I love it! Living in an

I love it! Living in an appartment, my son has a rather small room and plays most of the time in our family room. And I like it that way. This table is genius.

posted by Silky (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:15

Ana, You rocked this one. I

Ana, You rocked this one. I am not a Mom but I live in a small space, and I love this. Thank you!

posted by Rose (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:18

Super love! Can't wait for

Super love! Can't wait for the train table! This will be my first build.

posted by Mary (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:18

I love this!!!!! I think I

I love this!!!!! I think I just found my newest project.

posted by Becky (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:21

OMG i love this now maybe

OMG i love this now maybe make it square could be even better ;)

posted by Michelle (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:28

I told my kids the other day

I told my kids the other day that I am in love with Ana. They wondered who in the world you are and how I could be so enamored with someone I do not even know. This design is fantastic and I would be overjoyed at an ottoman plan that is sturdy enough for toys. I have one now that has flimsy sides and the kids are not allowed near.

posted by Tressa Willson (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:35

I absolutely love this idea!

I absolutely love this idea! Thanks for all your ingenuity and such practical eyecandy.

posted by Heidi (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:40

I love it! I will built it

I love it! I will built it like this, but make the storage compartment bigger as my girls use duplo (the large toddler friendly leggo blocks). And when there are plans for a square one I might make one like that, too!

posted by Pam (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-12-07 23:44

You should win some kind of

You should win some kind of award!! You are AMAZING!! LOVE this! EXACTLY what I need with two small kiddos and hopefully more to come in the future. Your time and talent is greatly appreciated!!

posted by Laci (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 00:26

wow this is FANTASTIC

wow this is FANTASTIC Ana!!!! Love it!

posted by jenny lisk (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 00:31

Wow. Brilliant. Truly

Wow. Brilliant. Truly brilliant.

posted by Kirsten (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 01:07

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! This

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! This table is just what I've been looking for! LOVE!!!!!

THANK YOU!!

posted by Nicky Hurt (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 01:23

Love this plan, my favorite

Love this plan, my favorite yet!

posted by Regina (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 01:28

This is GENIUS! I love it!

This is GENIUS! I love it!
I've only been following your blog for a couple of months now, and I have been a little intimidated to try to build anything, but this might just be the one to make me do it! This table is just so perfect!

posted by Jenn (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 01:29

ooh would be good to use

ooh would be good to use those push magnetic latches so you don't have to cut a hole in the tops.

Also maybe shorten the legs to allow for a pillow on top or upholster rectangles that fit in underneath.

I'm thinking an older kid version with a chess board painted on one side and a backgammon board on the other and a couple of favourite board games in the wells.

posted by Scarlet (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 01:57

You have once again proven

You have once again proven your brilliance!!! Your talent alone is proof that there is a God and he has blessed you with an incredible talent and the heart to share it!

posted by Elvira Clay (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 02:09

Oh, I LOVE this one! You

Oh, I LOVE this one! You could really use it for just about anything. I'm going to have to show this one to my husband in the morning.

posted by Tiffany (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 03:19

Wow Ana, whilst I love the

Wow Ana, whilst I love the table, your living room & view is just breath-taking. I thought all of the Summer images of your house were lovely, but that image is like something out of "Snow falling on Cedars".

posted by Vanessa (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 04:00

Not a mom, but loving this

Not a mom, but loving this table for our small house. So hard to find places to keep all the stuff in a small home. This would be a great place to keep magazines, coasters, whatever! Thanks so much for sharing!

posted by Christine (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 04:43

Wow, this is fairly similar

Wow, this is fairly similar in style to our current coffee table, but I love how practical it is with the hidden storage - fabulous design!

posted by Joy G (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 04:54

I LOVE this! Thanks so much

I LOVE this! Thanks so much for all your hard work and inspiration. Now I have a really good reason why we NEED a pocket hole jig...we're going to build this!

posted by Cindy (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:01

I love this and love the idea

I love this and love the idea of an upolstered ottoman storage table too! You amaze me. I still want your life.

posted by Lynn (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:12

that is awesome. love it.

that is awesome. love it. And looking at your windows love the simple looking frames. tell how that was done, our farmhouse needs finishing and the windows have been driving me crazy as I just dont know how to do the framed in look that covers the added drywall etc.

posted by linda (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:15

Wow, it is just gorgeous! I

Wow, it is just gorgeous! I LOVE the tapered legs. What a great design.

posted by Toni (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:15

Oh wow, that's fabulous! I

Oh wow, that's fabulous! I love the fake drawer idea.

posted by Tsu Dho Nimh (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:21

I have followed your site for

I have followed your site for over a year, checking daily for all the great things you are creating. I am a mom to a 7, 5, and 2 year old and this post just compelled me to comment. I soooo identify with what you are saying. We are currently preparing to go on a buiding frenzy for our kids new playroom over christmas break. I have been compiling a list of things to build from your site but this 'lego' table takes the cake. It is AWESOME! Thank you so much for all you do. You are an inspiration to me.

posted by Dana (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:28

I love this! But even more, I

I love this! But even more, I love your living room. And your view. I'm so jealous!

posted by Mallory @ R. Simple Life (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:33

I love it!!! And if you make

I love it!!! And if you make a storage ottoman I would love to know how to size it down to the size of the teeny vanity, it would be perfect for storing dress up. Thanks so much for all you time. I love all your plans and have my husband building several for christmas.

posted by holly (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:40

Oh WOW. This is my plan for

Oh WOW. This is my plan for next Christmas, absolutely. Now I have to leave your site otherwise I'll end up with 5 more projects I want to do (but don't have time for!) for THIS Christmas.

Beautiful work, as always :)

posted by Alyssa Jackson (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:48

Yup, I'm in love :) I'll have

Yup, I'm in love :) I'll have to take a measure of my space but I also like the idea of a square. And I would love to have a drawer underneath.

My only concern with the current plan; for the bottom shelf- are two inch screws and glue enough? I have visions of boys laying down there... maybe I just need to make the top deeper so there's not room for the little people to fit... but where there's a will there's a way... Maybe I need to mod a drawer...

Thanks Ana!

posted by Whitney_Smith (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:49

I see YOU didn't drill

I see YOU didn't drill holes...how do YOU pull the inserts out?

posted by Julie M (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 05:57

Omigosh, totally worth the

Omigosh, totally worth the wait! JUST what I was looking for. My kids came running over when they heard me exclaim, "Oh.My. GOSH!" and are just as excited as I over this design. Really, my 4 year old just said "Oh boy, Mom's getting wood for Christmas!" And he's right, lol! Thank you Ana, once again!

posted by flippin1999 (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:02

Oh, and I need the name of

Oh, and I need the name of that stain, please. It's perfect!

posted by flippin1999 (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:03

This one instantly jumped to

This one instantly jumped to the top of my 'to build' list! I'm totally in love!

We're in the middle of building the Lydia bed right now and couldn't be happier -- your plans were fantastic and very easy to follow! Next up -- the lego table!

posted by Darcy (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:05

I love this table!!!! :)

I love this table!!!! :) Thanks so much for sharing your plans! And your living room is just beautiful!! :)

posted by Kat (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:09

Absolutely beautiful. This

Absolutely beautiful. This will be going in my family room--I think with the extra trim. Thank you so much!

posted by Rachelle (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:24

Brilliant! This is so going

Brilliant! This is so going to the top of our (long, long) list of KOW projects!

posted by Cher (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:33

This is awesome!!! We have

This is awesome!!! We have two boys and lots of legos were coming in this year at Christmas. The thought had entered the back of my mind about getting the table, but I kept thinking "hmmmm??? we'll see..." SOOOOO glad I waited. We are adding to our pre-christmas building list AGAIN lol. Thanks ANA:)

posted by angd73 (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:42

This looks wonderful! I love

This looks wonderful! I love it! Definitely on my want-to-make list!

posted by Tiffany (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:42

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Can't wait

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait for my baby to grow so I have toys to stash.
Fabulous idea!

posted by Christa (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:47

Love it! And for the record,

Love it! And for the record, you may be waiting a long time for your daughter to outgrow Lincoln Logs and Legos. Mine is 11 1/2 and still hasn't outgrown them.

posted by Mari (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:51

I love it! And I don't even

I love it! And I don't even have kids (much less Legos ) in the house....but I can totally see this being a perfect storage solution for our Xbox/Wii/Playstation remotes.....

posted by Alli (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:53

O-M-G, I am so building

O-M-G, I am so building this!!!! My kids just inherited a whole ginormous bucket of legos from a friend. This is a superb plan.

posted by Yetunde (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:53

I love it all all your

I love it all all your designs Ana ~ really makes me want to build something, I know I can do it!!!

posted by Shawn (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:53

That's a great design.

That's a great design. Adding it to my list of builds. Any time you want to put out designs with hidden cubbies, your fans will be all over it!

posted by Melissa Jones (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:56

Thank you so much! I just

Thank you so much! I just got a "new to me" Dewalt 12" miter saw and I do believe this table has made it to the top of my Ana White project list!! I'm not savvy enough to modify plans but I'd love to see end tables to match!

posted by Stephanie (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 06:58

I love it! Every time I step

I love it! Every time I step in my kids room, I step on a lego ( which doesn't feel good). This is a perfect solution!

posted by christie davenport (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:00

I love this. Would the legs

I love this. Would the legs be thick enough for me to add 'walls' around the bottom shelf and add some simple hinge doors for even more hidden storage for blankets
?

posted by meg (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:12

This is lovely. But I also

This is lovely. But I also felt a little sad... don't spend too much time waiting for her to outgrow a phase. She will, and you will miss it when it's gone. Cherish what you have when you have it -- which I think you *got* with this.

Love the train table idea, too!

posted by Kristianna (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:14

This is...AWESOME! Pure

This is...AWESOME! Pure genius!

posted by rach (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:16

Thank you Thank you Thank

Thank you Thank you Thank you. This is totally amazing. I'm asking my husband to work on this with me after the holidays. Just what our house needs with three crazy kids.

posted by DJ Conger (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:19

so cool! I love fun and

so cool! I love fun and functional furniture! Doesn't get more functional than that!

posted by rachel@mypinkflipflops (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:20

It's beautiful! Plus it

It's beautiful! Plus it doesn't just have to be for kids' stuff. You could stick your laptop in the storage compartments or magazines or any other grown up toys as well. Though at my house, it would definitely be kid stuff with 6 of them running around.

posted by lyndyjo (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:24

I really love this idea, but

I really love this idea, but what I need it for is my own craft storage!! I crochet and need a place to keep works in progress. It would also work as better-than-I-have-now storage for mosaic glass tiles. Many thanks!

posted by Tonia (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:25

I MUST have it. Now. My tiny

I MUST have it. Now. My tiny 120 yr old house has NO closets or storage space. And my 2 year old has acquired more junk than I have. So many projects, so little time (and money, lol) Oh, what to build first!

posted by Heather S (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:26

Oh! I forgot, what stain did

Oh! I forgot, what stain did you use? I want the exact finish, it's perfect with my secondhand furniture and the woodwork here!

posted by Heather S (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:29

Oh GIRL! This must be my

Oh GIRL! This must be my FAVORITE one yet!! I've been searching for the perfect coffee table and was just about to creat one myself. Now I can use your pattern and save SO much time!! Thank you!

posted by mcoffeesnob (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:30

My kids are all teenagers, so

My kids are all teenagers, so I am thinking of building this with a checker/chess board on one side, maybe a built in cribbage board, plus it will be a great place to stash an extra blanket or hide clutter when unexpected company shows up!
Love this!

posted by momsmess (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:31

I want this coffee table, but

I want this coffee table, but I think I want those windows even more!! What a beautiful view :)

posted by Bethany (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:32

Oh, PS, what kind of camera

Oh, PS, what kind of camera are you using these days? Gosh, I just love the pictures!

posted by Bethany (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:37

I would also love, love a

I would also love, love a upholstered ottoman coffee table! I have been waiting for months to have a break from nursing school so I can start building. Today is my lucky day and I can't wait to start!

posted by Amanda Cowart (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:48

I *heart* this! I can't wait

I *heart* this! I can't wait to show it to my husband! What a fab idea. I love the idea of ottoman storage too. We have a slipcovered ottoman now, and it's so big and useless in our family room. I always think to myself, wish I could lift that cushion up and put away the blankets.

posted by Tina @ Squirrel Acorns (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:48

Blah, blah, blah... coffee

Blah, blah, blah... coffee table... awesome. But WOW! I love your living room! The beams! The view! We visited Alaska one summer, and it was beautiful, but I think I might be able to handle the winters if I could sit on that couch and look out those windows. And that's saying a lot for a Texas girl who hates the cold!

posted by Mandy (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:51

Ana, i LOVE your DIY living

Ana, i LOVE your DIY living room! the panel ceiling, the awesome new coffee table, the windows and OH THAT VIEW! you have some amazing talent!

posted by Amy E. (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:54

This is FANTASTIC, but would

This is FANTASTIC, but would LOVE to see something similar but in a circular design, so that you end up with a round table. Possible????

posted by CuriousKal (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 07:57

Wow! We currently have a

Wow! We currently have a coffee table from IKEA with lots of little storage baskets underneath - it has been fantastic for the "baby toys" stage, but as we're moving on to legos and lincoln logs we may need to make a change. Your design is so appealing - beautiful and functional!

posted by Emily (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:01

Anyone know where to get the

Anyone know where to get the giant lego plates?
Great plan. I need to get working on my project list. It just gets bigger and bigger.

posted by tara (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:04

I LOOOOVE this, but also love

I LOOOOVE this, but also love the idea of a larger square table that could be a train table. My son is just getting to the age that he's loving his train tracks, and I feel horrible that space constraints in our living/play room don't allow us to set up the train table we have in storage. Now, if the plan could be for a table that sits up just a little higher...that we could possibly pull our kids toddler chairs up to for eating snacks and homeschooling work, as well---I would do cartwheels! (and I just had a baby three weeks ago, so that's a tough feat right now!)

posted by Kathy (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:05

This is one of the smartest,

This is one of the smartest, most functional, stylish things I've ever seen. You are brilliant.

posted by Jennifer (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:19

Ana, you're truly amazing. I

Ana, you're truly amazing. I check your site everyday just to see what you've come up with next. Thank you. I love this though my kids are long past the Lego stage. But I can see my embroidery, crochet project, magazine collection in this cute little table. I love your house also. Those windows are amazing with an absolute gorgeous view. My idea of snow. :o) Thank you for all you do.

posted by Amanda (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:20

OH! MY! GOSH!!! I am so

OH! MY! GOSH!!! I am so super excited about this! This will be the next big project we undertake! We literally have THOUSANDS of legos... it would be nice to have somewhere for my boys to play with them! thank you thank you thank you!!!

posted by Lisa (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:22

This is fantastic! Truly

This is fantastic! Truly brilliant Ana! It looks beautiful, but is so completely functional! I really love it. I recently built your storage coffee table and it turned out great. I love the functionality of that as well - I need to post pictures, especially since it's an eggplant purple color!

posted by Sheela (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:26

Oh my goodness!!! I

Oh my goodness!!! I absolutely love this! I wish my living room were big enough for a coffee table! I am definitely linking this on FB!

posted by Emily (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:29

You are fantastic!!! I wish

You are fantastic!!! I wish I had half your knowledge and the skills to put them to good use. Also, my husband wishes I would have never found your blog. lol WIsh you would build a benchwright buffet too!! Have you seen this one? http://www.potterybarn.com/products/benchwright-buffet/popup/more-info.h...

posted by I Play Outside The Box (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:33

Ana, I can't thank you enough

Ana, I can't thank you enough for this design. My son has received nothing but legos for every birthday, christmas, etc. since he was five (he turns eight on Christmas Eve)...so we're bursting at the seems with little bricks! Beyond your amazing ideas, I want to say thank you for maintaining such a candid blog. In a world of 24-hour talking heads, it's refreshing to read something so honest. Also, as a stay-at-home mom, it's always great to hear that I'm not the only one tired of stepping on toys. Blessing this holiday season.

posted by Sam (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:35

This is beautiful! And ever

This is beautiful! And ever so functional. I would love something that resembled the Markor line from IKEA. And the stain color you used is absolutely PERFECTION!

posted by Nancy (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 08:52

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