Dinning/Game Table

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Project by Niches posted 08-06-2019 04:08 PM 795 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love board games (and eating) so my wife and I made this dinning room table with a hidden felt covered playing surface. The table should comfortably sit 6 and is standard dinner table height. Though its not perfect I am still pretty proud of it, its definitely the biggest project I’ve made so far.

The dinning surface is pine panels with walnut butterflies which are purely for looks and because I wanted to try something new. The 2 center butterflies are actually even more fake as they are cut down the center to give the top the appearance of all being one panel (it is 2). It would have been nice if they would have stayed flat… both panels warped along the diagonal between the dry fit and the finish.

The dinner panels can be removed by using a “key” to lift one panel far enough to get your fingers under. The play surface is 1/8” ply with a backing and felt adhered to it. The play surface is recessed about an inch so that games can be left set up under the dinner panels.

The frame is made from pine also. The legs are joined to the rails with protruding mortises for their strength and I liked the added look. Along the long rail there are three beams which support the play surface, these have protruding mortises also to match the legs.

Now its time to play some games! (And eat some food!!)

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#1 posted 08-06-2019 04:18 PM

great design i love the versatility.nice work.

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#2 posted 08-07-2019 12:10 AM

That’s a great table. A really ingenious design.

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#3 posted 08-07-2019 03:54 AM

Nicely done and quite clever.

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#4 posted 08-07-2019 11:21 AM

I love the edge routing done on this table… Really nice work.

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