My son came over a few weeks ago to see if we could work on a project together. He saw a Gaming table on line that he wanted, but it was a bit out of his price range. Hell, it is a bit out of most people’s price range. Here is the website that shows the table my son wants. http://www.geekchichq.com/the-rift-gaming-table.html
And I will admit that this table is pretty cool for geeky tables. The idea is to make a coffee table that provides some extra functionality to support serious board games. It also has the feature of being able to return back to a useful table without having to put your game stuff away.
So I agreed to look into building a table that would fit the bill without breaking the bank. The only caveat is that I would rather not play these games. They take way to long and my attention span is way too short.
2’ x 4’ coffee table size. Height has yet to be determined, but I am figuring on between 17” – 19” from the floor.
Material: Hardwood (oak)
Recessed top with removable cover. This should be deep enough for RPG and board game pieces to be left due to a pause in the “action” 3 ½” deep is plenty.
Slide out drawers for cards, dice, notebooks, etc. one drawer for each player. These are not really drawers as they are only 3/4” thick. More like shelves that retract into the frame.
Slide our drawer for the person who refs the game (DM, or whatever they call it now a days.)
Storage underneath for game boxes.
LED lighting of table top (I added this one in.)
So here are some photos of the progress.
As soon as I get more done I will update.