Published on December 24th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Lack tables turn into a Train Table!

Materials: 2 Lack side tables, 1 activity rug

Description: My husband and I took two Lack tables, one activity rug and a wooden train set.

We connected the two tables with brackets, then place two pieces of plywood cut to fit the tops of the tables. We wrapped the activity rug around and stapled underneath. We then placed the train track where we wanted and then screwed the track in place. One of a kind and perfect size for his tiny room.

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8 Responses to Lack tables turn into a Train Table!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I was just sitting here wondering how I could store the kids idea train set and guess what I have the tables too…you’re awesome!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think screwing down the tracks depends on the age and personality of the kid. Young toddlers can get really frustrated when the track comes apart during play and they can’t get it back together. For older kids… yes, building and rebuilding the track is most of the fun.

  3. JustOneMama says:

    I was at Ikea yesterday and they actually had this set up as a display.

  4. I wouldn’t screw down the train tracks** – other than that, it’s a clever idea. (**need to allow for creativity, even if it is a small space)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t building your own different tracks each time a very large educational aspect of the wooden train? Although this looks beautiful, unfortunately it kills all creativity….

  6. Anonymous says:

    The kid in me hates to see the rug wrapped underneath like that! You can’t drive properly around the track in that case.

    But it’s a good idea!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! We have all of these components at home but it didn’t occur to me to put them together this way. Thanks!

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