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Made my first gaming table!

Sacrosanct

Legend
Just a prototype to do rough ideas. Some things I’d change for sure. But it works great as a gaming table now. If I were to make another one, I’d use all hardwood, and also put in LED light strips around the inner edge. This one does have an outlet and USB charging port on each side, dice trays, and cup holders. As you can tell, I’m not much into detailed blueprints lol. Most of it was in my head.
 

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Aldarc

Legend
Fantastic! I will always take the time admire fine wood craftsmanship.

You could also use a removable felt layer if you wanted to roll dice without having to hear the loud sound of dice.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Fantastic! I will always take the time admire fine wood craftsmanship.

You could also use a removable felt layer if you wanted to roll dice without having to hear the loud sound of dice.
Hard to see, but the dice trays are lined with thick felt for that very purpose ;)
 


Lanefan

Victoria Rules
Very nice!

I love the tea/beer stains on the blueprint - just kinda fits somehow. :)

Probably the only change I'd make would be to make one end longer to use as my DM area and thus not have to DM off a separate table; which with this table I would as there's not enough room at either end for all the gype I need behind the screen. (dice, papers (game log), more papers (old game notes I often have to refer to), yet more papers (NPC character sheets, etc.), the adventure, my beer stein, more dice, and of course the screen itself)
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Very nice!

I love the tea/beer stains on the blueprint - just kinda fits somehow. :)

Probably the only change I'd make would be to make one end longer to use as my DM area and thus not have to DM off a separate table; which with this table I would as there's not enough room at either end for all the gype I need behind the screen. (dice, papers (game log), more papers (old game notes I often have to refer to), yet more papers (NPC character sheets, etc.), the adventure, my beer stein, more dice, and of course the screen itself)
Thanks! That's what I tried to do. Both ends are larger than the folks on the sides. The dice tray is larger, and there is 13" of table space. Could be larger I suppose.
 



Warpiglet

Adventurer
Very nice! I have a dedicated game table and it has brought a lot of joy. You won’t regret the time and resources spent. Well done and happy gaming!
 


Baumi

Explorer
Awesome! Congratulations on finishing such a project. 8D

What I never understood is why do gaming tables always have the center of the table lower than the border. What is the reason for this?
 


Worrgrendel

Explorer
Awesome! Congratulations on finishing such a project. 8D

What I never understood is why do gaming tables always have the center of the table lower than the border. What is the reason for this?
So if you have to pause a gaming session and still have mini's and figures all over the battlemat you don't have to take pictures and pick it all up. You just put the table top over the mini's and voila! It's right how you left it.
 


Sacrosanct

Legend
So if you have to pause a gaming session and still have mini's and figures all over the battlemat you don't have to take pictures and pick it all up. You just put the table top over the mini's and voila! It's right how you left it.
Yep. Pretty much this. Also, it's not in this one, but the next one in putting an led strip around the inside edge, so there is ambient lighting on the battle area if wanted.

Fantastic! What are the dimensions?
It's 4 ft wide by 6ft long. Standard battlemap in the center. The plexiglass too is two pieces, so it can be used when you're done using one side that you've drawn on, you can pick up the other, slide the used one over, and the DM will have a fresh side next to them to draw a new map
 

A suggestion on the next one, put the power outlets on the underside, that way they are not visible when the table top is on. I couldn't see where the table gets it's power from, but if not already, I'd run it down the inside of one leg to hide it as much as you can.

Nice work and thanks for sharing. Making a similar table (but with a built in computer) is on my list of things to do one day.
 

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