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#19501
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
There's nothing like having a good, solid gaming table, and space to game in! It looks pretty solid but I'd agree with Jim--brace the bottom of those legs. You just never know how much they're going to get kicked around. If you're worried about players not being able to slide their chairs up close to the table, you don't want them so close that they'll bump things around, plus they'll still be able to rest their feet on the braces or on the floor on the other side.
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#19502
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
I just put the top layer on the table - a white melamime surface. It should be very good for gaming, and easy to clean from any food or drink spills. I used Liquid Nails to attach it, which should set in the next 24 hours.

The top is 48" x 96", and the MDF was 49" x 97" in size. I can either take a circular saw to the edge, or I might put something like rubber around the edge.

Let the games begin!
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#19503
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The top is 48" x 96", and the MDF was 49" x 97" in size. I can either take a circular saw to the edge, or I might put something like rubber around the edge.
Another idea from the peanut gallery: go buy some 3/4" pipe insulation at your home store. It should fit over the edge and hold via friction. We used it to baby proof the coffee table -- think of it as gamer proofing your table. :)
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#19504
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
You could put a nice router-ed edge on it -- like a bullnose edge. Then paint it to make a nice "frame" for the table.

Be sure to post some pics with it in action!
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#19505
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
Oh, you can believe I'll take pictures. I've been positively green with envy looking at some of the gorgeous setups the other guys here have made, especially L.

Now it's going to be my turn. Whoo hoo!

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#19506
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
The top is 48" x 96", and the MDF was 49" x 97" in size. I can either take a circular saw to the edge, or I might put something like rubber around the edge.
Another idea from the peanut gallery: go buy some 3/4" pipe insulation at your home store. It should fit over the edge and hold via friction. We used it to baby proof the coffee table -- think of it as gamer proofing your table. :)

That's kind of what I had in mind, though I didn't know it might hold by friction alone. I thought I'd have to use some small screws or something to hold it in place. Neat.
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#19507
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
That's kind of what I had in mind, though I didn't know it might hold by friction alone. I thought I'd have to use some small screws or something to hold it in place. Neat.
Krad -

Not screws; double-backed foam tape. Screws would just put a pit in the foam and afford the clumsy ones somewhere ELSE to hurt themselves - and it only takes ONE clumsy gamer to destroy a setup, a game - AND an insurance premium! And it probably WON'T be a regular; they'd know better, and they'd give a damn about your house.

Think CYA.

Waiting for pics; See ya!

Jim
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#19508
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
At work they put up wallpaper that acts like a dry erase board. You could apply that to the top and have a dry erase table.

Personally I hope to do a projector setup and a dry erase wall at some point.

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#19509
Gaming Table 7 Years, 5 Months ago  
Pictures of the table with the white melanine top. I think I'll go with the foam rubber bumper idea for the edges, using 3/4-inch pipe insulation and attaching it via the foam tape.

Thanks for all the cool suggestions, guys!

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#19510
Gaming Table 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Dante's post reminded me of something...

"O' lord only these three things I ask,
A beautiful women,
A full bottle,
And a fine sword with room to swing."

prayer of an anonymous 16th century swordsman

Good luck Kradlo with your new table and 'Once more into the breach..." and all that.


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#19511
Gaming Table 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Kradlo,

I forgot to mention this before, and have been offline out of town for Thanksgiving, but the table looks awesome. I thought for a minute that I was going to chide you for using white-ish melamine instead of green (for grass) or gray/brown/black (for rock), but having looked at it, this is MUCH BETTER! The off-white gives much more functionality AND versatility - and keeps She Who Must Be Kept Happy, HAPPY.

And That's A Good Thing.

Hope YOUR Thanksgiving was half as good as mine and Sandy's; that would make it absolutely GREAT!

See ya!

Jim
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#19512
Gaming Table 7 Years, 4 Months ago  
Nice table… it’s a good size for gaming. It seats six players comfortably, and there’s enough room for a DF setup in the center with a foot or so of space for books and character sheets around the edges.

We also made ours’ with a 4” shelf for storage. We bought an entire table just for the legs and base support from a place called Wood You Furniture for just under $100. www.woodyou.com/

The top was removed, and the new top was made of two sheets of 8’x 4’plywood and several 4” 2x4 spacers.

Here’s a link to our game room. The first few shots have photos of the table.

www.acaeum.com/forum/about2657.html
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