Train Set - Coffee Table by IKEA Hackers

Materials: Liatorp Coffee Table

Description: The hack includes the Liatorp coffee table with glass top and pull out drawer that was modified to include an N scale model train set.
The drawer from the factory includes a cross in the middle of the drawer making four available compartments, and two particle board pieces that make up the drawer bottom. Now obviously this won't work if you plan to utilize the entire space in the drawer. Leaving out the cross was easy but by doing so, the bottom particle board pieces are rendered useless. "So I need a floor for the drawer. I took the necessary measurements and made my way over to TAP plastics, had a custom floor made, and I was good to go."

After assembly, the only thing left to do is design the train layout. "I used a program called AnyRail available at Once the layout is set, it's just a matter of purchasing the engines, cars and scenery that you like to complete the look. Since this was my first attempt, I spent a little more than I probably would have liked but I think it was worth it." It's definitely a conversation piece and fun to look at.  


Alex said...

Looks great! One question, how deep is the drawer?

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