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Hello! I've been asked to build a child's table that will have a top that flips - one one side will be a "map" that he can use with his Hot Wheels, and on the other side will be for Legos. My question is how can I attach the plastic Lego plates to the wood? I want to make sure when he's pulling the Lego pieces off of the plates that he doesn't pull the plates off as well.

I'm new to woodworking and any suggestions would be most helpful!! Thanks!
 

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I would try a good construction adhesive. Spread evenly over the piece then once you have them placed correctly, weigh it down well over night to insure a solid bond.
 

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Most adhesives don't adhere to plastic. In addition to using a construction adhesive I think I would drill and countersink the lego plates and put some screws in them. To make it look nicer you could paint the heads of the screws the color of the lego.
 

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I would try a good construction adhesive. Spread evenly over the piece then once you have them placed correctly, weigh it down well over night to insure a solid bond.
+1. :yes: Liquid Nails works very well, you could try LN-950. Apply adhesive, push parts together and pull apart, and let flash off for about 2 minutes. Press back in place and secure.






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I simply used spray contact cement to adhere the lego plates to 3/4 inch MDF. Gentle does not describe my boys or anything they do, but yet there has not been one bit of separation.

I suppose if you are really concerned you could add a few screws, or nails here and there to help out.

Greg
 
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