This post is way over due. Think before Christmas.
Reid has been really into trains for the past 6 months or so. I knew I wanted to get him a train table for Christmas. And there were some decent deals that came along. But I wanted something on the bigger side, something sturdy and something less obnoxious.
So we DIY-ed a train table.
Actually it was really just assembly.
We used the Ikea LACK coffee table in white and a couple of the ikea train kits to create the train table.
The hardest part of the whole thing making the track. It took the two of us quite a while to get a track the actually lead somewhere and was connected.
But once we had our track, we knew we needed the track to stay put. Reid is very much in a destroy everything phase. So we used a nail gun and a little hot glue keep the train tracks in place. So far after 4+ months, everything is still in place.
Even with having to buy a pack of brad nails, the tracks, and the coffee table, this entire project cost us less than $75 and only a few hours one evening.