In this episode of Builder's Studio, Jonah shows you how to build this amazing farmhouse style DIY LEGO table. This table is easy to build and offers a wide range of customizations for your space! The farmhouse style allows it to fit seamlessly in any room while still offering loads of fun for the whole family!
Overall Dimensions: 33” x 18” x 19”
What we used:
Two (2) Lego top playing mats (15” x 15” each)
Four (4) Square Heritage Coffee Table Leg (Part #1335)
Osborne Custom Skirt Kit (ours was 18” x 33”)
Two (2) Wooden Railing Strips (1” x 2” lumber)
2’ x 4’ x ½” Plywood Sheet
Other items needed:
|• Miter Saw
|• Circular Saw
|• Wood Glue
|• Strap Clamp
|• Plastic Gloves
|• Table Clamp
|• Writing Utensil
|• Saw Guide
|• Quick Set Epoxy
|• Item to mix/spread
|• Paint Brush (optional)
|• Chalk Paint (optional)
|• Rubber Mallet (optional)
|• Wood Plugs (optional)
Source all of the materials and supplies needed for this project. See supply list above for the items used in this build.
You want to first assemble your table base. We used an Osborne Custom Table Base Kit. If interested in a more in depth tutorial on this assembly, reference this link.
Take your plywood and lay it down. Then, place the Lego play mats on the two straight edges of the plywood.
Once centered and in the correct orientation, outline the edges of the play area, and mark where you need to cut the wood.
Set up your circular saw by securing the plywood onto the table by using a clamp. Then, place your saw guide on the line that you drew in step 4. After that, place the saw on the guide and cut the plywood.
Repeat step 5 with the other line drawn in step 4.
Now that the playing surface base is finished, you will need to use some quick set epoxy to secure the Lego mats to the plywood. Start off by putting on some gloves and then squeezing out some epoxy onto a scrap surface. Begin mixing it gently with a scrap stick. After carefully mixing, place the epoxy on the corners of the plywood and a few places in the middle to provide good coverage so the Lego mats will stick.
After that, take your Lego mats and place them on the corners of the plywood and ensure they align in the middle. Once laid down, place pressure on the mats where the epoxy was applied and give it some time to cure. Now set this piece to the side to continue to dry.
Now, we are going to focus on creating the top rails for the table. The table base kit is 33” x 18” edge to edge, so we are going to cut our rails to this size out of the 1” x 2” lumber. You will need two pieces cut at 18 inches and two more at 33 inches. Start off by cutting a 45 degree angle at the top of the piece of lumber, then measure from the corner out to 18 inches. After this, a 45 degree angle will already be created from the previous cut, but repeat this process until you have two 18 inch pieces and two more at 33 inches.
Now that the rails are cut, lay them out on your workbench and add some glue to each corner. After that, fit the pieces together and use the strap clamp to outline the border and pull it tight to clamp it. Wait until fully dry before moving to the step.
Once dry, take the railing and set it on top of the table base previously made. We decided to screw it directly from the top of the railing into the legs. Mark with a writing utensil where you are going to place the screws (we used two in each corner). Now, take your drill and a two-step bit and drill down on your marks. Then, take a longer screw and run them down into the holes to secure the rail to the base
After the screws are in, cut out some spare pieces of poplar and insert them in the holes with a little bit of wood glue. Take the rubber mallet and tap the plugs down to ensure they are snug.
Before adding your Lego surface, sand and finish the table to your preference. Let sit to dry.
Now that the base is finished, grab your Lego playing surface and place it upside down. Place the base over the surface and make sure it is seated properly. Once set, install ¾ inch screws into the pocket holes in the skirt kit to secure the playing surface.
Your table is now complete!