Thursday, June 21, 2012

"L" is for Lego Tray #3

Build: square portable lego tray


A new, square version of my portable lego trays (here and here).


My good friend requested square trays using the 15" x 15" grey baseplate only:


She has three kids too - who are all into legos, one tray for each child:


Here's my girl #2 modeling the tray for size, she's 6 years old:



Here's how I made the square lego trays:

1. Purchase 15" x 15" grey lego baseplates:


2. Cut 1/2" plywood 15" x 15":


3. Cut side pieces from a 1x2 board:

2 @ 15"
2 @ 16.5"


4. Predrill pocket holes on all four sides.
Attach 15" side pieces first using pocket hole screws:


5. Then attach 16.5" sides with pocket hole screws:
Also secure corners with one 2" finish nail through long side:
Sand.


6. Measure center of short side, align and mark handle for screw holes:
(both sides)


7. Predrill screw holes:


8. Attach handles:


9. Apply construction adhesive to surface keeping clear of edges:


10. Press baseplate into place and weight to dry:


Ready!



Just add some legos:


I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework

8 comments:

Stacey-Lee said...

What a GREAT idea! I think I need to try this

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

When you showed your first Lego tray a few weeks ago, I loved it and told you how amazing it was. Well, I'm back to tell you again. Totally fantastic. You should patent this. (Can you?) Awesome, awesome, awesome. You have some skillz! ;) My 3 kiddos would flip for these!

mom2nine said...

I've never heard of a pocket hole before. Exactly how do you do them?

KCoake said...

That is so neat! I love the idea. I'm pinning it to hopefully make someday.

Cristiana said...

Oh my goodness, Legos are IT at my house! This is one of the most brilliant ideas I have seen. Hubby doesn't know it yet, but he has some work to do this weekend!! thanks for sharing

Cristiana said...

Oh my goodness, Legos are IT at my house! This is one of the most brilliant ideas I have seen. Hubby doesn't know it yet, but he has some work to do this weekend!! thanks for sharing

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

How fun! This was the most-viewed link in my party- I will be featuring it!

Kaitlan Hannan said...

What size pocket holes and pocket hole screws do you use? Thanks!