Posted by: Dad...Guess What?! | December 9, 2011

Building a Lego table – Day 1

My wife and I had big goals to build a Lego table for my son prior to Thanksgiving.  No such luck.  So, at around 7pm or so on a Friday night (tonight) my wife tells me, “we need to get this table done by Sunday, before my friends come over.”

I head over to Lowe’s thinking they’ll be well stocked since its somewhat new.  Nope.  They were missing stuff I needed…and there wasn’t a lot of foot traffic.  Lucky for me, Home Depot was right up the street.  They had everything…and the place was BUSY.

I’m not a handyman so please forgive my limited vocabulary.  I bought a 60 inch pipe and had them cut it half and threaded, along with some caps and fasteners (??).  [Update:  it was called a “floor flange”]  In back is the sheet of wood I bought that, according to the Home Depot guy, won’t sag in the middle.  In total, I spent about $145 bucks.

Of course I need to cut the wood to size – 21 inches deep, 68 inches long.  The tool they used to cut the wood was amazing.  But now I have enough wood to make 3 tables.  I might just do it.  What else am I going to do with the scraps?

It was 9pm and I started to sand the edges and primed the table.  The plan is to prime the other side first thing tomorrow morning.  Paint again when I return from my son’s basketball game.  Then do the other side either in the afternoon or when I return from my boys’ Judo Christmas Party.  THEN, do the final assembly first thing on Sunday.

I’m not too confident that I’ll get this done.

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Responses

  1. Dude, take it easy! Looks like a good plan, though. Put a fan in it, it’ll help it dry a lot faster. With the weather the way its been lately, the moisture & colder temps will slow down the drying/curing time if you’re going to be sanding it before the topcoat. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll get it complete by Sunday!

    • Thanks Grant. It’s now 5 something in the morning on a Sat. I’m eating by wheaties before I attack that table. The boss felt I spent too much on the table. I really hope it turns out.


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