My littlest guy Finn is almost 2 and a half – and he loves things that move: planes, trains, & automobiles. We have a train set from when Connor was younger that has been put away, and I am going to get it out for Christmas for Finn. New to him, cheap for me! I wanted to get him one of those fun train tables to go with it, but I was flabbergasted at the price. Like this one and this one! Yikes!!! My Christmas budget is $40 a kid for ALL of their gifts, so obviously I can’t spend hundreds on just one gift. Even buying them used is usually $75 or so. On top of that, those tables are really small. FAR too small for all of our train pieces.
So the wheels started turning. I knew I could come up with a better and cheaper table, like when I made Connor’s Lego table several years ago.
We have an extra twin bed in Finn’s room right now. When we moved, we didn’t really have anywhere else to put it, as his room was the only one with any extra space. So I decided that I thought we could turn that into a train table for a few years, since it is just sitting there unused until Finn gets older.
I sent my husband to Lowe’s to get a piece of wood for the base. It cost about $12.
He’s going to love it! I almost can’t wait to give it to him!
Total cost: $12!