No space for a train table in your home? Make a train trundle quickly and easily that children can pull out to play, and push back under the bed for storage. This trundle can be made to any size and used for storage or a trundle bed. How to build a trundle train table. Keep the train set close at hand, but easy to stow away by building a train trundle table with free plans from Ana-White.com
1 - sheet 3/4” PUREBOND MAPLE PLYWOOD (must be bought at Home Depot) 39” x 28 1/2” (ask Home Depot to cut the plywood to this size
2 - 1x4 Maple Boards 72” long
4 - small caster wheels
Screws for attaching caster wheels
Trim screws (I use 1 5/8" on the show - you can also use 1 1/4" PH screws)
2 - 1x4 @ 39”
2 - 1x4 @ 27”
1 - 3/4” plywood @ 39” x 28 1/2”
*This cut list is designed to fit a specific train mat. Build to suit your train mat or other storage needs.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Make a box out of your 1x4 boards.
Now we’ll just attach the plywood to the bottom.
Finally attach the caster wheels.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.