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The time has come to put my old game table to out to pasture. It was a goodwill $40 find. Eight-sided Poker table that served it's purpose, however the legs have gotten very wobbly and needs to be replaced.

The wife says...Why don't you build a nice game table?
Well that was my green light. I have built a couple of workbench style tables before, but feel confident enough in my woodworking abilities to pull off a living room quality piece of furniture.
So my summer project has begun.

Planning stage.


Cleaned out the area of the attached garage I'll be working in and worked up a timeline on the blackboard wall we have.

Next up was the blueprints. I'm on my 4th draft, which you will see a little later.
First was my choice of Lumber. Pricing it out I could get the lumber I need in Pine for about $200, or Maple for about $750, or Red Oak for about $1000.
Was leaning toward Pine figuring this will be my first "furniture quality" project, so mistakes will be cheaper to correct. Knowing all that comes along with working with a soft wood, and the risks of warping.
Once I've built one if I'm not happy with the pine, I can then sell it and build a 2nd one in Maple or Oak.

Then I told my Dad about the project.


One of my Dad's many hobbies is woodworking. For a while he was making and selling cutting boards made from multiple types of wood. He owns many woodworking tools that I don't. One of which is a powered wood planer that can handle a 12" wide piece of wood.

About 10 years ago, a large White Pine on the back edge of my folks place was hit by lightning, killing the tree. Tree remained standing, and as it was quite far from the house left standing there. 8 years ago my Dad had the tree taken down and had a company mill the trunk into 1x10 inch rough cut lumber with the boards about 8 - 10 feet long. Having space in my barn, we brought it over and stacked it. That lumber has been sitting there, out of the elements for 8 years.

When I told my Dad about the table project, he got a little excited. Started asking questions about the size and type of wood, etc. Then he said, "Why don't you use that Lumber in the barn? You can bring it over here and plane it." He then went on..."Actually you can do all the cutting work here (at his place) then assemble it over at your place." We only live about 3 miles away from each other. Figure it will take me the better part of a day to plane the lumber.

My Dad has been fighting Cancer for about a year. It is nice to see him animated about something. Will be nice to have him assisting me with this project.

So the table, for the most part will be made from a lightning killed pine tree from the back yard of the house that I grew up in, with the help of my Dad.

Here is the pile of Lumber. 10 inch boards, 1 inch thick, 10 feet long. As they have been sitting for almost a decade the warping / pitch issues should be minimal.


I was still going to have to buy the legs and such of the base of the table...Until I swung into a local surplus store and found this for $89.


Measures 42" wide, by 78" long with the hidden leaf unfolded. Sturdy as a rock. For $89, I would spend at least half that on the leg lumber and table base. Not to mention the time save. My "Build a table" project became a "Build a table topper" project.

On to the plans. Idea is to have a 3" deep, felted, LED lit play area. Will also have 8 1/2" board edge for folks to have their playmats on. why 8 1/2"? For Viticulture and Scythe for the most part. Will also have a lower shelf under that board edge with cup holders and storage space for snacks / cell phones / other gaming stuff. Also putting a USB charging port in 2 corners of the table to keep the tablet with the background music or gaming App going.

Top down view.


Side view.


Detail of the player cubbies


Top down view of player areas and support boards between top layer and shelf. (Earlier draft before I changed the play area size. from 6' x 4' to 78" x 42")


Will keep you posted with updates as the table comes together.
Already have secured the LED lighting strips and USB charging ports. Have a couple of sampler rings of speed felt coming my way from a poker table outlet.
Currently still plane-ing the boards from rough cut lumber to furniture quality boards.

Stay tuned!





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Great story! Good luck!
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This story made my day. I am looking forward to following your progress!
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Fantastic story...and yup..fit's "The Natural" perfectly. I hope you and your father have a wonderful time making it. Look forward to seeing it come together.
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Thanks folks. Got some felt samples to help me select the right color and feel of the fabric.

Leaning towards the medium blue in the upper left corner. Will match up best with the gray carpet and lightblue walls.

For the Stain I'm leaning towards the Tudor or Honey...dark enough to hide any imperfections with the old pine boards, and a nice contrast to the medium Blue.



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RangerRob24 wrote:
Thanks folks. Got some felt samples to help me select the right color and feel of the fabric.

Leaning towards the medium blue in the upper left corner. Will match up best with the gray carpet and lightblue walls.

For the Stain I'm leaning towards the Tudor or Honey...dark enough to hide any imperfections with the old pine boards, and a nice contrast to the medium Blue.

I'd advise you to look at different fabrics rather than felt. The construction of felt will result in it piling and once that happens, it will always look messy. Either find a very high quality pool table felt (which is not felt, but is called Worsted Wool) or try a speed cloth or microsuede/microfiber as it will last much longer and doesn't have wear issues over time like felt does.
Check out this thread for more details: Game Table Design Series: Game Table Features - Play Surface

As for stain, it won't hide any imperfections but rather make them more noticeable. If you have a rough spot, the stain will penetrate the wood more in that area making it darker than the rest. This happens because the exposed wood fibers in the rough spots will soak in more stain compared to smooth undamaged fibers where the stain has more difficulty penetrating the surface. As a result, any imperfections become much more noticeable. You should do some extra sanding prior to staining to smooth the rough areas out to fix this. The stain will them look more consistent and won't highlight the areas since you sanded off the rough spots.
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Just a heads up that your current design is also going to be very heavy. It will require at least 2 people to move around without damaging the surroundings.

8"+ wide leaning ledges will also push you away from the vault which might reduce your enjoyment of using the table topper since it will be more difficult seeing into the vault. This is magnified by the fact that it is a table topper and is above the regular table height of 29" to 30" tall.
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Kaiyoot wrote:

I'd advise you to look at different fabrics rather than felt. The construction of felt will result in it piling and once that happens, it will always look messy. Either find a very high quality pool table felt (which is not felt, but is called Worsted Wool) or try a speed cloth or microsuede/microfiber as it will last much longer and doesn't have wear issues over time like felt does.
Check out this thread for more details: Game Table Design Series: Game Table Features - Play Surface


Thanks Darren. I really appreciate the input and pointers. Keep them coming if you have a chance.

The samples I got are a nylon "Speed felt" used in making Poker tables. Called a "Nylon Velvet".
http://yourautotrim.com/casino-print-holdem-suited-cloth-pok...

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As for stain, it won't hide any imperfections but rather make them more noticeable. If you have a rough spot, the stain will penetrate the wood more in that area making it darker than the rest. This happens because the exposed wood fibers in the rough spots will soak in more stain compared to smooth undamaged fibers where the stain has more difficulty penetrating the surface. As a result, any imperfections become much more noticeable. You should do some extra sanding prior to staining to smooth the rough areas out to fix this. The stain will them look more consistent and won't highlight the areas since you sanded off the rough spots.


I used the wrong term for imperfections. Using Pine that has some knots. Figuring the darker stain will make those knots less pronounced.

Onboard with Sanding before the stain, and only sanding along the grain to help keep the look uniform and not raising the wood grains randomly with circular sanding. Also going to hit the Pine with some pre-stain treatment to help with the splotchiness that pine can have. Minwax- prestain.

Kaiyoot wrote:
Just a heads up that your current design is also going to be very heavy. It will require at least 2 people to move around without damaging the surroundings.


My first draft had the table topper coming in at about about 250 lbs. Should be under 200lbs now. Trimmed some of that weight with the re-designs. I'm the smallest of my game crew at 6' 225lbs...so thankfully I can got some muscle to help me move this when need be.

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8"+ wide leaning ledges will also push you away from the vault which might reduce your enjoyment of using the table topper since it will be more difficult seeing into the vault. This is magnified by the fact that it is a table topper and is above the regular table height of 29" to 30" tall.


Yep. This is a concern that I am battling with. Nice wide boardedge to handle the player boards of bigger games (Scythe, Viticulture, Star Wars Rebellion, etc) or narrow table edge to give easier access to the vaulted play area. Playing with the idea of cutting it to 6.5"...just means that the Scythe players will have to play with their boards side by side...or overhanging abit.
I keep making the sidewalls shorter so the vault will be easier to access. I'm just under 2 1/2 inches now, from the felt to the top of the table edge.
Also planning on getting some higher sitting chairs to help with this as well.
As I said above...Pointer are GREATLY appreciated. Please, keep them coming.




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Over the weekend I got the plane-ing done for the most part.



Couple more runs through and they should be ready to cut to width.
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RangerRob24 wrote:
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Also planning on getting some higher sitting chairs to help with this as well.
As I said above...Pointer are GREATLY appreciated. Please, keep them coming.
Watch out for how much room you have between your legs and the bottom of the table/table topper. Bigger chairs don't always work due to space constraints. I'd do a mock up with some spare lumber (to represent the table/table topper bottom edge) and some books on a chair (to represent the higher chair) before making any decisions.

With vaults you always have a dilemma between how deep of a vault and how high of a table you can have. Through my own research I've found that vaulted table needs to be 5" thick or less and around 29" to 30" tall. This will give you enough leg room to sit comfortably at the table. If you increase the vault depth, you will start to infringe on your lap space making the table difficult to sit at. Making the table higher than 30" fixes this but then brings on other issues with the table height to high that it once again becomes uncomfortable to sit at. Everything is connected. Do mock ups before cutting anything to save yourself time and wood/money.
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RangerRob24 wrote:
Nice wide boardedge to handle the player boards of bigger games (Scythe, Viticulture, Star Wars Rebellion, etc) or narrow table edge to give easier access to the vaulted play area. Playing with the idea of cutting it to 6.5"...just means that the Scythe players will have to play with their boards side by side...or overhanging abit.

Have you thought about adding fold out personal shelves? If you had a 5.5" leaning ledge, these could fold out to a 11" personal shelf area that would fit the player boards (but be blocking opponents view of them - which may be an issue).
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RangerRob24 wrote:
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Also planning on getting some higher sitting chairs to help with this as well.
As I said above...Pointer are GREATLY appreciated. Please, keep them coming.
Watch out for how much room you have between your legs and the bottom of the table/table topper. Bigger chairs don't always work due to space constraints. I'd do a mock up with some spare lumber (to represent the table/table topper bottom edge) and some books on a chair (to represent the higher chair) before making any decisions.

With vaults you always have a dilemma between how deep of a vault and how high of a table you can have. Through my own research I've found that vaulted table needs to be 5" thick or less and around 29" to 30" tall. This will give you enough leg room to sit comfortably at the table. If you increase the vault depth, you will start to infringe on your lap space making the table difficult to sit at. Making the table higher than 30" fixes this but then brings on other issues with the table height to high that it once again becomes uncomfortable to sit at. Everything is connected. Do mock ups before cutting anything to save yourself time and wood/money.


My experience from the table I just completed was that 29" legs affixed flush to the bottom of 1x4 (3.5") vault wall with standard height folding chairs was on the high end of acceptable. With 1/2" thick foam pads attached to the bottoms of the legs, it was too tall for my comfort (I'm 6'4) and much too high for my wife (5'4). Without the pads, it works pretty well. My tabletop is ~5/8" thick but the 1x4 vault wall is affixed flush with the bottom of the tabletop (screwed through the 1x4 into the end of the tabletop).
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Re: RangerRob builds a Boardgame Table - Summer 2017 project thread.
Thanks guys you have given me some stuff to think about. And a new Idea.

Arm length is also a concern as I have some kids and a 5' tall wife.

I'm not a fan of the fold out play area as that will push them even further back from the center of the table.

Right now I'm designing the bottom of the lower shelf to be the same height as the sideboard of the original table. Other than the cup holders, the table topper will be sit the same height off the floor as the current table edge.

Latest plans has the top the felted area 1.5" higher than the current tabletop. The leaning edge will be a total of 3.5" higher than the current table top. So roughly a 2" deep vault.

I'm thinking about reducing the leaning edge to 4 or 5 inches...then making a small shelf for each player that goes in the play area increasing the player leaning area to 8 " for the games that need it. I have a lip around the inner play area to drop in boards to make it a solid tabletop. I'll use that lip to make a little shelf that extends a small play area, use a couple of short legs that rest on the play area so as to not block the LED lights entirely.

For Chairs I was leaning toward Office Chairs that can raise and lower to each person's desire, and will help with the added height of the table.

Planning continues...
 
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I don't have additional shelves on my table, but my leaning ledge is a 1x6 (5.5") affixed atop the 1x4 vault walls (screwed down into vault walls through ledge surface). My tabletop is 38" wide. So, reaching across the 5.5" leaning ledge from sitting, I can reach about 3/4 of the way across the table. Again, I'm very tall and have a pretty decent wingspan. I watched some shorter people struggling across the table to reach even into the second third of the table top from seated. Just more food for thought.
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Some of the other Items that I have received or ordered for the table...

10 Jumbo Cupholders, Brass. 3.5" round, 2.5" deep. Will use these in the mock up. Idea is for these to be on the lower shelf, so the cubbie will need to be tall enough for a standard Beer bottle to fit in.


32 feet of LED lighting.


Two USB chargers...Will be installed Horizontally in opposite corners.


Finally a Bluetooth speaker, for background music or to better hear the app driven games.
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Re: RangerRob builds a Boardgame Table - Summer 2017 project thread.
Finalized the plans.

Top Layer made from pine of lightning killed tree I spoke of in the first post.


Cubbie Layer. Made from 1.5" wide lumber.


Side view of the Cubbies. Just deep enough to hold have the cup holders on the lower level. Also from the Pine in the images in prior posts


Bottom layer of the cubbies. CH marks where cup holders are. Black boxes are the table legs. Power strip secured under the table. Cord runs down one leg and to wall outlet.


Close up of the "Power Box" for the USB and LED connections.


LED layout. Path of the two 16 foot LED light strings. Will miss 4 of the cubbies. May add too later if needed. With shallower cubbies may not need at all.


Finally my solution to the large player boards. Calling it the Stonemaier Shelf. Will slide on play area felt connecting to player edge, extending the shelf for games with larger playerboards...like in Scythe and Viticulture.


Should start cutting boards this weekend. Wish me luck.




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Wish me luck.


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I'm glad I found this thread. Great job so far, this has been something I've been wanting to do as well, and I've even designed a few times on my computer, but it has never gotten past the screen. I always defect back to "where do I store my table topper" in my town house, without it getting in the way or upsetting my significant other. She's not too happy that I have an IKEA bookshelf full of games in the dining room.

It looks like you have the charging ports, lighting, and materials in mind. I actually had beer bottle openers at each side. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FQN7DM4/ref=ox_sc_saved_im...

One solid thing that I wanted to add to the arm rests along side the cup holders was a shallow compartment for bits and chits. Think of it as being a 2"x4" compartment that sinks into the wood about a 1/4". I figured I would layer another piece of wood that had this size hole to hold player resources. I also thought about bypassing the extra lumber and use a piece of acrylic under the cut out hole so it would be transparent and have the lights illuminate from the bottom. It could also be felt lined wood... I was thinking creatively in my process.

I'm still at the cross of where to put it when not in use or make it so I can still use my dining room table with it still on. This is coming from someone that already has a crokinole board under his bed for storage.
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Re: RangerRob builds a Boardgame Table - Summer 2017 project thread.
Update.
Purchased the 3/4" Plywood and some thicker lumber for the support pieces. Love the lightning killed pine, but at 3/4 inch thick (after plane-ing), it will just not work for some of the construction. It will still be the most visible part of the table...just not the main structural component. So yeah, I'm re-working the plans.

Ordered the Padding and the Speed Cloth. Went with the Black color. I know this will show every little spec that falls onto the table. Was planning on a Medium to dark blue, but the company that makes the Speed cloth fabric that I like went out of business, so I'm working with what supplies are left (Meaning no Slate Blue or Nave Blue). It is only about $40 of fabric, and I'm designing the table so I can remove the felted part to change the fabric if I need to.

Got a Half pint of the "American Chestnut" to do some testing on the Pine. Thanks for that color suggestion Alex. Going to see if I like the "Merica" next to the Black speed cloth sample. May go a shade lighter on the stain...not sure yet. Also got a half gallon of the Wood treatment stuff, to help kill the splotchy-ness that pine has when stained.

Picking up a loaner Kreg kit at some point this weekend from a friend. Saves me about $100 from having to buy it myself. Will let me make the Pocket hole connections and hide the screw holes from the top board edge.

Making a Prototype shelf (6 inches wide) this week, using my latest plans. Will see how it sits on the table. if I can cut the cup holder hole without the pine splitting. More importantly, I'll be sure the cupholder & shelf has enough room to fit in a beer bottle.

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Redesigned how the shelves attach and built a test piece to see how sturdy it would be.



Built the Test piece with a 9" back wall to see how much room I would need to fit an adult beverage.


I can stick with my plan and go with an 8" back wall
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sounds like a great project for you and your dad. I'd love to be able to take on this job with my own dad.
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I see a horrible miscalculation in your research my friend!

... that beer isn't open!
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I'm loving your story so far, reminds me of the table my Dad, wife and I built in 2015, I posted my story on the site as well.
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Re: RangerRob builds a Boardgame Table - Summer 2017 project thread.
Progress report time.

Missed the end goal of July 31st by a longshot. Still have quite a bit of work to do. Didn't have as much free time as I was hoping to have.


I have cut the boards down to near the correct size, call it prep work size and did some sanding.


Also tested the stain I'm using on the three different types of wood (White Pine, Yellow Pine and Douglas Fir) to see if they will look similar enough.


Hope to make more progress this weekend.
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Re: RangerRob builds a Boardgame Table - Summer 2017 project thread.
And just like that the summer has gotten away from me (us?).

Here are some photo updates on the table project.

Testing the to see how the side walls would line up.


Used a Kreg pocket hole maker to make the holes so I could hide the connection screws.


Rounded all the edges with a bench mounted router


Attached all the cubbie dividers to the table side walls.


Lining up the top shelf / player area


Attaching the top shelf / Player area. toughest part so far, making everything square.


With the kids summer camps ending, I should have a little more free time to work on this...hope to have it done by the end of September.

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