Custom Lord of the Rings inspired Gaming Table

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Project by NDVermin posted 04-28-2020 04:24 PM 2367 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks – I just wrapped up a new project for my game room with a custom gaming table, mostly for tabletop role playing (D&D). It’s themed around symbols from Tolkien’s the Lord of the Rings (for anyone familiar with it) and features many of the main factions both good and evil who are central to the story. It’s supposed to be build on the base of a stone column, and for the first time using stone paint, I think it actually came out pretty well, and was very easy. Each playing position has individually controlled lighting embedded in the table which can be changed for game purposes. The Central column also is connected to a linear actuator and raises and lowers with a switch, which also has some utility during game play. I have an access door on the back with a geared locking mechanism that I stole from an online project I saw somewhere….the gearing took a bit to figure out, but wasn’t too bad.

The interior structure is cabinet grade plywood and the exterior is Walnut and Maple.

-- Scott - and

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#1 posted 04-28-2020 04:49 PM

Very cool! I think the stone column base came out very well. Your logo is great… Paladins rule! Success in all your quests.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#2 posted 04-28-2020 05:18 PM

Wow. I need one of these! First I need a gaming room I guess. And I should probably play games..

Seriously this is phenomenal craftsmanship. I’m a big Tolkien fan but even if I knew nothing of Middle Earth, this can be appreciated by anyone.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 04-28-2020 05:25 PM

Excellent ingenuity. I’m not a game player but all of the lighting and the actuator to raise and lower the center to accommodate your needs is great work, let alone the craftsmanship in the woodworking to boot. Great job.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 04-28-2020 08:28 PM

Dang Scott! Awesome work and detail!

What/who is “Lord of the Rings” 8^)

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#5 posted 04-28-2020 09:40 PM

Holy MOLY! That’s over the top. LOVE it!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#6 posted 04-28-2020 11:16 PM

Another great job. And I still say a stained glass eye of Sauron in that window would be the crowning touch. (Give the Boss a choice: a small stained glass insert in the small arched pane of glass – or a panoramic fresco of Mount Doom on the sloped ceiling. LOL) Thanks for posting. Stay healthy!

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 04-28-2020 11:22 PM

just WOW everything turned out fantastic even thou i know nothing about this game GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#8 posted 04-28-2020 11:57 PM

Yup it a Wow for me too! Very sharp looking game table! Total awesomeness!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 04-28-2020 11:59 PM

Rave, raves, raving. Awesome project.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#10 posted 04-29-2020 12:30 AM


-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#11 posted 04-29-2020 12:31 AM

Thanks all for the kind words! This was a really fun project

-- Scott - and

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#12 posted 04-29-2020 01:46 AM

Real nice.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#13 posted 04-29-2020 02:06 PM

Nice work – the dream gaming setup.

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#14 posted 04-29-2020 02:26 PM

Did it come with the one ring?

-- Big use of all those plans! No spam, just recommending

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#15 posted 04-29-2020 08:35 PM

Great craftsmanship. Big fan of LOTR stuff. Keep up the beautiful work!

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