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This is my first carpentry project, figures I'm geek enough to make a gaming table. I learned a lot doing it, which was the point(go big or go home!) I just need to varnish it which is waiting on a day when it's not 85+ out so I can open the basement windows for ventilation, and some little brass jewelry box clasps to 'stabilize' the upper surface, not that I think they're needed really.
 


The top is 48x48, which is even enough for TI3

 


The inner surface is 45x45, which is still plenty big. There's a 2.5" space between bottom and top surfaces.
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sweet!
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That looks great! I keep meaning to start my own table project but just have no where to keep it
 
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Amazing! Great job!
 
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WOW!
I can't wait to see what it will look like varnished. Nice job!
 
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Nice. Are those lag bolts in the side? How did you choose to affix the legs to the table?
 
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acedaryl1 wrote:
Nice. Are those lag bolts in the side? How did you choose to affix the legs to the table?


The skirting is held together with 3/8" lagscrews, utter overkill I nkw know. I drilled through the skirting(2x8"), leg(4x4") and the 2x4" square brace holding the leg upright then ran a 3/8" lag bolt through all three. Horribly overbuilt monstrosity ^^
 
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Nice.

Someone should build + sell hexagonal gaming tables to facilitate play of 6-player hex-based space games.
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I think too much of what we buy is under-built these days. I like any table that can double as earthquake protection.
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Mezmorki wrote:
Nice.

Someone should build + sell hexagonal gaming tables to facilitate play of 6-player hex-based space games.


I've been pondering building a table myself, and I believe I will make it circular. If I do not, I'm hesitating between hexagonal and octagonal.
 
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Ok, so if I bring a 12 pack, can we play Twilight Struggle on that bad boy?
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jgag wrote:
Mezmorki wrote:
Nice.

Someone should build + sell hexagonal gaming tables to facilitate play of 6-player hex-based space games.


I've been pondering building a table myself, and I believe I will make it circular. If I do not, I'm hesitating between hexagonal and octagonal.


When deciding how to build your table keep in mind the tools you own, and just how much you are willing to spend on MORE tools to achieve your dreams. a hex table isn't too hard, just be VERY careful with your angle cuts, a circular table better have a good mounted tablesaw and some hobby horses to support the portion of the tabletop not on the workbench itself. That or you could dissect it into small sections to cut one at a time, but that brings in its own complications.

For me it was nice to be able to get a sheet of 8x4' wood for the top, have them cut it into transportable 4x4' sections there then just cut down the 'interior' to 45x45" to snug it in there. It's actually not held in place by anything more than the legs under it(not afixed to them) makes transport easier since I can break it down into 2 surfaces, 4 legs, and the skirting just by removing 4 bolts.
 
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