How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
We looked all over the place for a Lego table. We finally gave up and decided to make our own. My boys and I worked all Christmas weekend and came up with some good results. There are several optional ways of configuring this so do what's best for your situation. We wanted to have 2 big areas to build the Lego's and a large area in the middle to sort through them.

Step 1: Tools & Materials

How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
Tools:
- Saw - I just used a regular wood saw for the pvc and it worked fine.
- Hammer - for the trim on the top board (optional)
- Drill
- Screw Driver

Materials:
For this project we used 1 1/2" diameter PVC pipe
1 - 2'x4' wood for the top of the table
2 - 10 7/8" long PVC (for the width)
2 - 41 3/8" long PVC (for the Length)
4 - 17 1/2" long PVC (for the legs)
4 - 1 1/2" Caps (for the feet)
4 - Corner pieces
4 - T's
12 - bolts and nuts
PVC glue
Wood glue(optional)
Contact Cement (for the Lego pads)
Finishing nails (optional for the trim)
Paint(optional)

It is much cheaper if you buy the PVC in 9" lengths and cut it down.
Also, I chose the 2' x 4' top because it was already available cut at the hardware store.


Step 2: Assemble PVC

How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
We cut the pieces to length and then assembled the bottom frame. Dry fit the pieces before you glue it together to make sure everything is square. Get a game plan when gluing because it drys almost instantly. It only needs to dry for a short time before you can continue on to the next step.

Step 3: Attach the Top

How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
After assembling the bottom we flipped it over on to the top piece and attached it. I marked and drilled 4 holes on each side and 2 on each end. We made a large 1/2" hole on the underside of the pipe and then a small whole on the inside of the pipe and board. We then used 1 1/2" bolts and nuts and attached the top to the frame. If you want to add trim I would suggest doing it before attaching it to the frame. We used Lego's to hide the screw heads on the top of the table.

Step 4: Finishing

How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
How to make a Lego table out of PVC pipe
This is the finished table. We put trim on the edges and cut two small pieces to frame in the Lego sorting area before painting. The Lego's had to be hollowed out in the middle before cluing.
 
 

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