The Plexiglass Non-Train Table | FAB 50:2

The plexiglass can be found at Lowe’s and they will cut it to size. My dad gets the credit for this idea! He rounded the corners with a utility knife then sanded them smooth, so there are no sharp edges that make it dangerous for little everett boy, or everett-zilla, as we like to call him around the trains. :) Right from the start we talked about how fun it was to fix broken tracks, in an attempt to minimize big sister freak outs. It’s worked out reasonably well…though the little dude still drives his sister nuts a couple times a day. Not enough for it to be a major issue though. He’s usually content chewing on an engine. Boys!

The baskets were purchased several years ago at Target (part of their banana leaf collection, you can find a comparable product here) and they are zip tied together in the middle so they don’t separate. In each cube is one set of my toy rotation, which is made up of five separate collections of stuff. I change the toys out every two weeks (new toys are put in my recent project) and the rest are unaccessible under the train, so there is no disruption to my system by sneaky fingers! Four collections are stored away, one collection is out for play. I rotate the train track too, building new loops and using various pieces, then packing some away for the next remodel. The trains were all scored from craigslist by my mom. & you can always do this set up on any old coffee table or leather cubes or whatever you have. It would not be hard to glue tracks to the plexi if you wanted to do that, then slip it under a bed for storage. Lots of options!

I swear, this thing is used several hours a day! A much better solution for us than a big ‘ol train table. & it’s nicer on the eyes. ;)

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