I Built It and They Will Come! (Game Table Build)
Mike T
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Frederick
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I finally decided to build myself a game table. I saw another table that someone else had made and thought it was a great idea but it need a few changes to suit my needs.

This is the point where people say that they took a summer to build it...well I didn't. It took me around 33 hours of work and it was build quickly. After all its a game table to play games, what use is it if its just sitting half finished in a garage.

The overall design didn't take too long. I had some spare time during a continuing education class do hammer out the overall design and parts list. Some where about 10 hours into the class I had the design down pat. For me it was easier to design it on paper instead of a CAD program.

The table is around 4'x6', so it has plenty of playing space for games like Railroad Tycoon.

It's built strong. In the process of the move it was dropped on a corner and nothing broke. Better than I was expecting.
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1. Board Game: Start Your Engines! [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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And then the project started.
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2. Board Game: Frame-Up! [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The underlying framing. I wanted to make sure it could hold whatever I put on it.
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3. Board Game: Hit the Deck [Average Rating:5.34 Unranked]
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Yep that's plywood.
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4. Board Game: Huggin' The Rail [Average Rating:2.50 Unranked]
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The beginning of the side rails.
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5. Board Game: Daddy Long Legs [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The table has risen to the occasion. I had to get it off the ground to save my back.
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6. Board Game: Pool Party [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This is the first layer no one will see. It oddly looks like a pool table.
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7. Board Game: Lazy King [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Mike T
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I had a lazy susan I bought for gaming but it took up an entire table and I couldn't use it for every game. It hides very nicely in the first playing surface.
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8. Board Game: Cover It [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Now starts the finish work. This is the start of the outsides. Yep that's real hardwood.
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9. Board Game: Ground Floor [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:590] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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This is where it started to add some weight. The end piece is beveled so that you can push down and it pops up. It makes it easy to take out the layer.
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10. Board Game: Face To The Mat [Average Rating:8.44 Unranked]
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After looking at the gaming mats for sale I decided to use a neoprene. Its water proof and plays the same as the gaming mats do.
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11. Board Game: Fun City Game [Average Rating:5.51 Overall Rank:8694]
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Here is the other side of the mat. Mostly if you are bored with plain black.
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12. Board Game: Finish Lines [Average Rating:5.04 Overall Rank:9738]
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This is with the final layer and its in place. The lazy susan is now packed away until it's needed.
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13. Board Game: Finish Lines 2 [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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Another shot of the finished product.
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14. Board Game: Fair Play [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:7981]
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Since there seems to be some question as to how the lazy susan works...here is a picture of it.
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15. Board Game: Quests of the Round Table [Average Rating:5.34 Overall Rank:9692]
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A better shot with the lazy susan hidden.
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16. Board Game: The Climbers [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1094]
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Since someone asked, here is a picture of the lazy susan in use with The Climbers.
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17. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:80]
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The normal playing surface with Ticket To Ride.
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