A couple weeks ago Ben and I were asked to help build a game table at our friend Tom’s place. I’ve documented the process as we took a CRV full of lumber and turned it into a full 8×4 foot game table. Note, this is not a tutorial, but an overview of the project.

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The gaming space
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CRV full of lumber
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Basic 4×8 foot frame
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Bracing top frame for the tabletop
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Positioning the tabletop
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The ‘trench’ to hold beers and dice while gaming
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Adding the storage shelf
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Completed table! Still need to add the bottom part of the “trench”
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Ben and Tom square off for the first game

Future enhancements include added the bottom layer to the “trench”, sanding and staining the whole table and adding in a few USB charging ports.

I must admin, building a game table, grabbing a few Spotted Cows and playing a game of Bolt Action is one hell of good way to spend a Sunday.