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DIY Train Tables – 3 Easy Ideas!

Has your train collection gotten to the point of considering a train table solution?Here are 3 quick and easy do it yourself train table ideas we found on other websites/blogs.

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1.  DIY Duct Tape Train Table:  Wooden Train Set Reviews loves this simple do it yourself train table idea from Pinterest that uses a flat surface and some duct tape!

Duct Tape Train Table

If you don’t have a flat surface lying around, try a cardboard box for a temporary solution – It doesn’t get any easier than this idea from Pig and Dac!

DIY Train/Car Play Box

Here are several adhesives that might work for the projects listed above:

JVCC Designer Packaging Tape (Dashed-Line Road)

Train Track Wall Sticker Kit – Peel & Stick and Removable

2.  Sticky Felt Train Table Designing:  This design uses sticky felt, a flat surface and wheels to make a table that easily slides away under furniture when not in use.  This idea is from small + friendly: Adventures In Modern Homemaking.

DIY: Train Table

For another sticky felt train table idea and some DIY Train Table humor, check out this post from Pecked to Death by Chickens:  I Had A Train Table When I Was A Kid – It Was Called My Basement Floor.


Here are some adhesive felt and foam suggestions for DIY #2 above:
Self-Adhesive Felt Sheets Value Pack (Pack of 18)

Foam-Sheets 5-1/2-Inch-by-8-1/2-Inch, 50-Pack, Rainbow Colors

3.  Chalkboard Paint! – There are no boundaries when it comes to this cool craft and decorating supply.  Wisdom For Mom shares this neat idea for a train table that can be ever changing with chalk tracks that you draw on!


You’ll need chalkboard paint and dust free chalk for DIY #3.  Here are some options:
Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On, Black

Melissa & Doug Eraser and Chalk Bundle

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