Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Train Display Box

So, its been almost a year since I last posted.  Whoops.  I'm just too busy to keep up with everything.

I do have a few things to show you now.

We are really in to trains at our house and we've amassed quite a collection.  The Man and I recently finished making a display box to house all of our trains.  Isn't it cool?  It was completely inspired by this one posted by Green Kitchen.  I found her version ages ago and loved it, and every time I showed it to the Little Man, he really liked it too, although I think he was more fascinated by the trains in it.

We used a thin sheet of luan for the back and some 1/4" thick poplar boards from the hobby section of Home Depot.   I gave The Man the dimensions I wanted it to be and he did the actual construction.  He put dividers on each shelf because the wood is pretty flimsy and he was just sure that the two little monkeys would try climbing it.  I wouldn't put it past them!  I put a few coats of Minwax Provincial stain on it (same color as our floors) and considered trying some sort of grayish glaze to darken/antique it, but I'm calling it good.

I'd love to keep all the trains in it all the time, organized by color, but that doesn't happen, of course!  Ha ha.  But at least there is a place for them to be when they aren't being played with.  This makes me very happy!

We store the wooden track in the basket below (yep, that's all track in there!).  This box is big enough to hold all of our current trains with room for a few more.  At the rate that we are accumulating, though, we are liable to run out of space.  It will do the trick for now, at any rate.


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