Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Can I use the baseplates to make a play table or wall?

Yes, you can easily glue the baseplates together and make a DIY children’s activity table or wall. There is more than enough contact surface on the bottom of the baseplate for glue. Brickyard baseplates are perfect for these types of projects because the corners are square, so they fit together perfectly as opposed to the ones with rounded corners.

2. What kind of glue can I use to adhere the baseplates to a table or wall?

We recommend using either:

1) Super Glue Gel – One small 0.12 oz tube is enough for 2 baseplates. All types/brands of Super Glue (cyanoacrylate) will work; the no-run “gel” type is easier to work with.


2) Liquid Nails (LN-704) PROJECTS Construction Adhesive. One 10 oz tube is enough for 4 – 6 baseplates.

For best results, we don’t recommend using Gorilla Glue. It expands as it cures and can get pretty messy!

3. How do I cut the baseplates?

We recommend cutting the baseplates using a utility/X-ACTO knife. Before you start, you’ll need a straight edge to act as a guide for cutting. Because the baseplates are stackable, using the edge of a second baseplate as the guide works perfectly. Simply place the second baseplate on top of the one you’re going to cut and press down on the edge. This will keep it in place.

With the straight edge in place:

  1. Score the top of the baseplate using a utility or X-ACTO knife, passing over the same line about 12-15 times. Start lightly to create a perfect straight line and get deeper as you go along.
    2. Remove the guide.
    3. Place the score line on the edge of a table, and gently press on both sides of the baseplate to break it along the line. Don’t force it; if it doesn’t break easily, put the guide back on and score it a few more times. The trick is to get deep enough so that it will easily break off once you apply pressure to the two sides.
    4. Lightly sand the edges until smooth.

4. What are the baseplates made of?

The baseplates are made from ABS plastic that have been tested to comply with U.S. toy safety requirements.