This step by step diy woodworking project is about train table plans. If you want to learn more about how to build a nice train table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with attention and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the projects, as there are many other plans that could suit your needs and add value to your life.
Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, cedar or redwood, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Work with attention and adjust the size or the design of the train table to your needs. Make accurate cuts and join the components together with waterproof glue and finishing nails, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.
Projects made from these plans
Train Table Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 22″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 21″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 2×2 – 45″ long STRETCHERS
- D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 49 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 25 1/2″ long TRIMS
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x48″ long TABLETOP
Build a Train Table
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the train table. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to cut the components at the right size, out of 2×2 lumber.
Top Tip: Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and lock them together with galvanized screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the 2 1/2″ galvanized screws.
After building the two sides of the train table, we recommend you to lock them together with galvanized screws. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the stretchers and make sure they are horizontal before inserting the 2 1/2″ screws.
Plumb the sides with a spirit level and make sure the joints are very tight. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to create a rigid and durable structure.
Building the tabletop of the train table is the next step of the project. As you can notice in the diagram, we recommend you to attach the side trims to the 3/4″ plywood sheet. Cut both ends of the trims at 45 degrees before attaching them into place.
Drill pocket holes along the edges of the plywood sheet and clamp the components together. Insert 1 1/4″ screws and add glue to the joints. Leave about 3/4″ from the table surface to the top of the trims.
One of the last steps of the project is to attach the rest of the trims to the sides of the train tabletop. Secure them into place tightly and add glue, if necessary.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the trims into the legs.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the bar in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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