One of my first real, full projects. I decided to make a lego table for my 3 girls, and the table drs3007
showed a while back seems like a perfect setup.
Instead of painted, I'm going to use some of the abundance of red oak I have on hand.
So, as far as oak boards (all horizontal surfaces will be plywood), it looks like I'll need 8 of them about 4" wide, not counting the legs.
I took 4 pieces and cut/planed/jointed them to make the outside of the table. The pieces I have are around 7/8 wide. I was going to resaw or plane them down to 1/2", but then I realized that if I just resawed each piece in half and planed them to end up with 3/8" thick, I could be done with that already.
So my question at this point is....is 3/8" thick of red oak thick enough for the walls on that table? Obviously the legos themselves are negligible weight, but I'd assume kids will be leaning on the table at times.
Along with that, I'll be cutting grooves in the oak for the plywood....so if I made the groove 3/16" deep. So each of those oak pieces will have a 3/16" groove (half its width) running down it.
Here's a horrible drawing of the cross section of the table, to show what I mean.
Or should I use 1/2"+ thick oak boards?