After realizing how much Henry loved the train table at the library, I started searching for a simple, sturdy one for here at home. I couldn’t find what I wanted so I decided to make my own. It was far easier than I expected! Even though Henry is currently more interested in chewing on the train than actually playing with it…
If you’re looking to make your own, you can easily adjust this to whatever size you’d like. Obviously you’d need a larger table for a figure 8 track, but the same concept applies. I got this round, wooden train set from Amazon.
The table is an end table that I got for free on our local Buy Nothing FB page. I sanded the top, taped it off, and painted a base coat of primer. The painting took several steps because I had to wait for it to dry in between, but after the primer, I painted the base green, then freehanded the river, pond, and darker green “forest” on. To finish it all off, I spray-painted a sealer. Since it was originally an end table, it was about 22 inches tall, just a bit too tall for Henry to play on. I had my dad cut the legs down about 2 or 3 inches.
I used gorilla glue to secure the track in place, but everything else is moveable.