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(NB: Yes, 'disassemblable' is in fact a word. I looked it up.)
OK, so I am soon going to come into possession of a large plywood board (8' by 4') and am planning on cutting it down to 6' by 4' and making a gaming table out of it. I had an idea of having it instead as six 2' by 2' pieces that could be assembled and dismantled fairly easily, for storage and transport and also so it can be put together in different ways or as a 4' by 4' board for smaller games, rather in the vein of the GW scenery board. The only problem is, I cannot for the life of me think of a way to fix the pieces together so that they are not only secure but also easy to take apart again. The plywood is probably about 2cm thick, though I could probably acquire another sheet and nail them together to make it thicker.
Assume that I have access to basically whatever tools and materials I am likely to need. My dad runs a small building company and I can borrow just about any tool from him, and possibly his help if necessary. Any ideas?
I wanted to do what you do.
In the end i went with 3 lots of 2' by 4'.
That way a can easily put them together in different ways and they sit in the cupboard with the ironing board.
Why 3 pieces and not 6, Thats easy. With 6 pieces you do need to find a way to fix them together so they dont fall off the table but with only 3 they sit happily on a normal size table and due to being longer you can put what ever you like without them tipping up. Just dont put your full body wieght into it lol
Tau: 6K - W17-D3-L4, Orks: 4K - W9-D0-L2, SM: 7K - W7-D3-L4,CSM: 4K W5-D1-L1, Nids: 3.2K W3-D0-L2
Apoc games (mixture of armies used): W5-D0-L1
If you do go with 2x2 then you probably need either a 6x4 board underneath or some way to join parts together, probably easiest to a dowel joint or a tongue and groove type joint.
It depends on the type of table you are playing on the joints dont need to be that strong if the table is big and there isnt much overhang.