Train Table with drawers and flippable top

Submitted by kcobbuofa on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 13:50

When I built the Mom's Train Table, I wanted the top to flip to look like an actual painted train table. That meant while the kiddo was playing trains, he wouldn't be able to access the storage below the plywood. To solve that problem, I used almost the entire storage space for two drawers, one for trains, one for track. The drawers were built on wooden slides, using 1x4" pieces for the sides and backs. The slides were waxed to slide better. Since the drawers allow access to the inside of the table, I also decided not to add the "access hole" to the center of the plywood top.

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Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Stained with pecan color and a high gloss top coat. Sanded again with high grit after two coats and then a third coat was applied.
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