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« on: October 16, 2010 05:23:59 PM »


My daughter (2 y.o.) loves Thomas the Tank Engine and my son (17 y.o.) happened to love them as well when he was her age so I have a lot of wooden track and pieces. My daughter was always asking to go the bookstore because they have those train tables in the children's area, but I quickly got tired of that so I decided to make her a table (much too expensive to buy  Tongue)

There are six drawers on each side for a total of twelve which is more than enough to hold all of the pieces. I bought the drawers at the dollar store and the wood I already had from leftover projects. The most expensive part of the table was the spray paint. All together it cost about $50. I tried to make a lake and a river to give the top some interest, but I think it's a little funny. That's ok because when there is a track over it, it makes it look kind of cool. Anyways, here it is  Smiley...

« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010 05:40:43 PM »

That is really nifty!  You definitely couldn't have bought something like that for only $50! 

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010 06:10:09 PM »

I love trains and I love this! I would adored this as a kiddo. Heck, I adore it now  Cheesy  Sweet job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010 07:20:56 PM »

What a great job!

...though, unfortunately, as a child I would have found at least half of the table unusable because it was covered in "water" and you can't put train track on top of water. I was a picky child.

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010 07:54:15 PM »

That is amazing! My 4 y.o. nephew loves Thomas too. 
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010 08:07:37 PM »

This rocks! I think this looks really professional

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010 08:51:06 PM »

Thank you everyone for the great comments!  Cheesy. It was really fun to make, especially when my boyfriend told me I was being overly ambitious. I had to prove him wrong.

...though, unfortunately, as a child I would have found at least half of the table unusable because it was covered in "water" and you can't put train track on top of water. I was a picky child.

And yeah, the water thing would have bothered me as well, but some things you just have to let go of when your kids have different ideas  Wink

And it bothers my son too because he says that it is too small to use all of the track.  But I can't make the tracks too complicated because my daughter is constantly going "Oops, I broke it. Can you fix it?".  So I've settled for simpler tracks for now because I won't glue it down like at the store.
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010 08:59:45 PM »

What a great idea!  I love that you managed to include some great storage for all the pieces.  I so hope my little guy will like Thomas too when he's a bit older.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010 05:21:43 AM »

Great job!  My daughter loves Thomas, and if we get some tracks for Christmas, maybe we'll make a table like yours!  I love it!!!

« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010 12:09:25 PM »

This is an awesome idea! Me and my siblings loved those tables. If you wanna spruce it up a bit they have those fake trees, or rocks and stuff. You could probably glue those to the table around the river part where you won't put the tracks. Or like a guy fishing. >_<

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