Space Saving Train Table

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cherishedbliss added on 12/12/2017

Allow your kids to have the time of their life building train sets without taking up an entire room! This train table is smaller in size and can easily be disassembled and stored under a bed, in a closet, or anywhere else you can squeeze it in!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Cut MDF Board

Using an Accu-Cut Circular Saw Guide Track System, cut your MDF quarter sheet down to 20" x 32" to create your Table Top. Then on the bottom side add the Pocket Holes using your Kreg Jig. I went ahead and painted my board green before attaching the Trim Boards in the next step to avoid getting paint where I didn't want it. You can also leave your board natural if you prefer. *MDF is not required. You can also use 3/4" plywood.


Cut and Attach Trim Boards

Cut the 1x2's to the correct sizes as listed out in the cut list. Attach to the sides of the MDF Table Top using the pre-drilled pocket holes and 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws. Be sure to center your 1x2 on the edge of the Table Top leaving a lip on both edges.


Attach Legs

Attach the 1/2" Floor Flange to the underside of the Table Top, in each corner, using 5/8" Spax Screws. Once the flange is in place, you can attach the 18" metal pipe and pipe caps to create the legs of the table.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 3/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, MDF  
(2) 1x2, 96", Board  


(4) 1/2" Floor Flange  
(4) 1/2" Pipe Cap  
(4) 1/2" x 18" pipe  
(16) 5/8" Spax Screws  
(1) Small Box of 1 1/4" Kreg Pocket Hole Screws  

Parts/Cut List:

(1) Table Top, 3/4" x 20" x 32"  
(2) Trim Boards, 1"x2" @ 33 1/2"  
(2) Trim Boards, 1"x2" @ 20"  


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