My kids outgrew our previous LEGO table, so we’re upgrading our LEGO storage to hold a massive amount of bricks! Come see how we did it and how you can make one for yourself with our amazing digital plans!
We are calling this project a LEGO table, but it can be used for anything that needs some organization; crafting, board games, gift wrapping, etc. If you’d like to build this table, we have digital plans available for you. First, I cut the vertical panels that will hold all of the storage bins. For the plans, we used these bins we found at Target. But if you have different bins, then the vertical panels need to be deep enough to accommodate the length of your storage bins on each side of the table. Lastly, I cut the panels that will determine the width of each column. This should also be based on the width of the containers, plus a little extra. In the next step, I cut the many bin supports and assembled the structure together.
I cut some hardwood strips that I attached to the vertical panels. There were 64 of these bad boys to hold four bins stacked in four columns on each side of the table. Again, make sure the strips are thin enough to support the lip of the storage bin. I measured the spacing on each vertical panel to hold four 6 1/4″ deep containers (the top row can be swapped out for two 3 inch deep containers if you want). After gluing and pin nailing the strips on the panels, I attached the column separator panels with pocket screws.
Now that the LEGO table’s structure is secured together, I could flip it all over onto the underside of the top and work on the bottom. I cut the two side panel longer than the interior pieces so the bottom of the table would sit inside it. Using some glue and screws, I attached the bottom panel and affixed some swivel casters as well. Next, I flipped the whole unit over so it is resting on the new wheels. You can simply add a top panel, screwing in from underneath, but I wanted to add something cool before I did.
Josh designed a CNC job that would carve the LEGO space logo into the table top. I then went back and filled in the pockets with tinted epoxy. Using the CNC to make this precise cut was clutch, it looked soo good. Now I attached the top to the rest of the cabinet and added a hardwood lip around the edge to contain my LEGO bricks. After some coats of finish, this new and improved LEGO storage table was finished!
A Suitable Upgrade
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the original LEGO table design, we have just outgrown it. My kids have gotten taller and our LEGO collection has grown to an obsessive level. No we can sort our bricks using the LEGO Brick sorter that I mounted to the side and store them in organized bins underneath. The table top looks fantastic with the cool epoxy logo and the height is just right for us all to play together. If you have a place in your life that could use a storage table like this, check out the link below to get the digital plans!Get These Digital Plans!
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