Measuring the area, considering the top, checking for the table legs, then constructing are the steps you need in building your own toy train table
Making train models is an engaging hobby. You can focus more in building when you have the best workplace to do it. You would need a toy train table. To make one for your own, follow these steps.
Measure the area
You need to decide first the right area in which you want to build your table for model trains. You might want to build it in your living room, your study room , or simply in your bedroom. Measure the space in which you want to have it built, taking consideration the width and the height fo the table. Also take note on the location of the windows and the ventilation for the reasons of safety and comfort, as well as the location of the electrical outlet.
Consider the table top
decide on what kind of top you want to have your table with. Working with model trains in an area with many other furnitures and stuff or near a doorway can be inconvenient at times. In these locations, you can have the table top in sections to have more freedom in movements and convenience. Have the center open to allow access on every side of your train layout.
Check for the table legs and apron
Select the type of legs that supports your toy train table. The sugegsted height of the legs is about 28 to 30 inches but it all depends upon your preference, if you plan on having a large table, braces are to be considered. You can get your custom-made table legs in any hardware or home improvement shop in your locality. For a more personalized touch, you can create your own table legs. Also get an apron, it give your table a more stylish look and allows you to attach the legs and braces more securely. To build this part of your table, you can use a 1×6.
Construct the table
After getting the detailed list of measurements, you can now purchase all the things you need in making the table. You can get wood and other supplies from your local home improvement shops. To have a more stronger base of support, use screws. After construction, finish it off with a paint job or a simple varnishing.
A nice table is good for any workplace. Once done in constructing your very own toy train table, you can now focus in working with your model trains.