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Subject: Gaming Table made out of Aluprofile - Cons and Pros? rss

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Hello there, i was thinking about making a gaming table out of Aluprofiles

I know wood hast this magic feeling and looks really nice. But i am not a good woodworker nor do i have all the tools to build a gaming table as nice as others around for 200$ or under.

But aluprofiles can be garantueed accurate, modular and addable with much stuff. Also it has already rails for cup holders etc.. .

Also it is possible to put on wood-panels to cover the metal at the top and the sides. Which gives your more weight on table.... .

So my pros are:
Easy to build
addable stuff for the future
rail system

And cons:
Weight (Heavy)
Comfort (cold metal)

price/Costs Aluprofile/Wood?
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At least here in the US, aluminum extrusions and associated hardware can be purchased very affordably from Grainger.

There is a great German site that has often made me wish I was in Germany (since you are maybe you're in luck?) ... it's a site that allows you to design custom desks and tables and order the parts like a kit. The URL is .... ummmm .....

Some suppliers offer these "building systems" in a variety of finishes.

The aesthetic is what you make of it. If you can make the table match your home, that's bonus. Coming up with a table that aesthetically matches the games played on it is a goal way out of my price range.

A simple frame assembled from extrusions would greatly simplify the constructions of a table with a vault. And it would disassemble easily, not many tables can say that.

Wiring can also be run through the channels.

A black anodized frame with a clothlined vault, wood top rails, and a removable glass top would look amazing
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