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Hey all, a couple of friends and I have just started on 40k and have just bought a couple of models, so we're not too concerned about where we play for now. However, we all live all over the place and are not really meeting up in one single place for our games, so we require a cheap, decent gaming table that is somewhat portable. Any ideas? thx in advance.
Clear off the coffee table(or whichever) and put a couple sheets of 30" x 40" foamcore (or foamboard) edge to edge on it. Texture it as you please. It'll cost you maybe $10 to $12 if you get gouged. while not being 48" x 48", you get a similar area with a long direction and a short direction. Just be sure to place heavier terrain, a flat weighty plate or something near the middle to keep the whole assembly from flipping when you place a pewter squadron at an extreme edge. You'll have a bit of a seam through the middle, but the whole thing breaks down in seconds and will fit in the smallest of cars. It's real light, too. Just dodge creasing it if you can, it doesn't take well to that.
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That's an interesting idea. I think we'll use that for now, till we get a dedicated gaming table or something like that.
Any other ideas though? More are always welcome.
I know there is a folding table but my capability in carpenting is awful... I can send you the sketch though... But the cost is exceeding the cofee table's cost that's for sure! :yes:
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Gaming tables are surprisingly cheap to make. The most expensive part of the basic green table we use at my house was the fold out table it sits on to put it at a decent level. The game table, all said and done, cost less than $50 and took all of a day to put together.
possibly one of the cheapest ones ive seen is a 6' by 4' rectangle done with masking tape on the floor. This however only works in some situations and only if you feel you can put up with playing the game on the floor.
The table at our club though which doesnt leave it but still folds up is a ping pong table with which we can play two games at once or one gigantic game.
Last edited by davidH; September 1st, 2007 at 02:02.
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easiest lightest most portable table I can think of is pink foam cut into 4x2 ft sections and attached to each other by glueing green felt over it ( so it can fold up ) clickhere! that way you can fold it up and it can be placed on the dinning room table without damaging anything.
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I just bought 2 4'x3' sections of MDF and put them next to each other on the kitchen table, then sling a battlemat on it (wit ha little blu-tack to secure) - job done. The wood cost slightly less than the battlemat!
The neatest solution I've seen is to hide it under a bed:
Have a piece of plywood cut at a lumber yard to your preferred size.
Choose dimensions based on the size of the box or frame of a bed.
Between games, slip the plywood between the mattress and box spring.
Presto! All gone!
A 3x6ft board fits under the smallest mattresses -
Single = 39x75in.
Twin = 39x80
4x6ft boards will fit under the rest -
Full = 54x75in.
Double = 54x80
Queen = 60x80
Olympic = 66x80
Cali Queen = 60x84
King = 76x80
Cali King = 72x84
A custom-size can fit the bedframe *exactly* if you round or chamfer the corners.
Slide the board out and set it on a dining table, etc, and game on.
If the bed has a green velour spread you're all set. :- )
i use a 6 foot by 4 foot hardwood board that i cut into 3 equal sections then bought some grass matting from ebay and glued it onto each board.
the i bought two wall papering table and we are good to go.
cost about £40 and it all stores behind the door in the front room which is open most of the time anyway.