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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 11:19 a.m. PST

Okay so the other day I realized, that I called the table in which I paint/build/create, etc., a variety of names.
I often have called it "The workbench", which while it does do a lot of work, it's not really a bench. I've also called it "The work table", "the painting desk", "the painting table", "the hobby table", "the hobby desk", and occasionally "The table of chaos and madness".

So I was wondering what others call the table that they do their painting and working on?

jdpintex13 Mar 2023 11:23 a.m. PST


mjkerner13 Mar 2023 11:26 a.m. PST

Vercingétorix, but it hates that, yes it does.

nickinsomerset13 Mar 2023 11:27 a.m. PST

Panzer painting trolly,

Tally Ho!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 11:31 a.m. PST

The dining room table..?

Robert Johnson13 Mar 2023 11:36 a.m. PST

The desk. Because it's a…desk.

Perris070713 Mar 2023 11:48 a.m. PST

The painting table. Not very creative, I know.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 11:51 a.m. PST

All of those and more (I use it for storage as well) – it is also on wheels.

14Bore13 Mar 2023 11:55 a.m. PST


tigrifsgt13 Mar 2023 12:08 p.m. PST

Grandpa's painting table

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 12:59 p.m. PST

+1, Perris0707. Alternatively, I call it my craft/painting room/area. My wife bought me a corner countertop with cupboards underneath, years ago, as a surprise birthday present. We had it professionally installed in the previous house; removed it before we sold the house, and I installed it myself, in our unfinished furnace room, of our new house. The countertop is a real mess of paint/urethane-stain marks, but it gets used, every chance I have the energy to work on stuff. Cheers!

Titchmonster13 Mar 2023 1:08 p.m. PST

The ping pong table

Blount Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 1:25 p.m. PST

We don't speak. My table is anti-social.

Garand13 Mar 2023 1:29 p.m. PST



Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 1:40 p.m. PST

What a coincidence, I call mine Bob too. Maybe that should be Bob two, hehe.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 2:24 p.m. PST

Where I paint is my "painting desk". It is an old roll-top desk with the roll-top long broken and removed. Where I set up my figures in scenes or game is my "soldier table". It is a 6 foot X 8 foot table with a 3/4 inch top and 2 X 4's for framing and legs.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 2:26 p.m. PST

The desk. Because it's… a desk.

Kind of like Robert.


Zephyr113 Mar 2023 2:27 p.m. PST

"What do you call your table?"

A table. I paint while sitting on a rug… ;-)

Gozerius13 Mar 2023 2:35 p.m. PST

My game table, when I can find it. I know it's there somewhere under boxes of figures, trays of paint jars, my son's fishing paraphranalia, stuff that just gets dumped there, and an assortment of plastic model kits. Oh, and tools. But it's there, and someday I'm going to clean it off, and set up a game. Yeah. Someday.

14Bore13 Mar 2023 2:39 p.m. PST

Right now it's in the garage, it only is a gameboard when it gets over to the outbuilding

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 3:04 p.m. PST

Painting station. Its right next to the Prep station. Two chairs, one long table.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 3:19 p.m. PST

The painting table. Truth is, we seldom talk.

HMS Exeter13 Mar 2023 3:27 p.m. PST

Ask a silly question…

Redcurrant13 Mar 2023 5:28 p.m. PST

The field of shattered dreams.

Mister Tibbles13 Mar 2023 5:51 p.m. PST

Redcurrant for the win!!

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 7:00 p.m. PST

A table????

Cavcmdr13 Mar 2023 7:45 p.m. PST

I have heard people shout "MIND THE TABLE !!"

Perhaps it is called Mind.


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 9:36 p.m. PST

The kitchen table, or simply "the table," because it's the only one in the house.

Though maybe I should change it to Tabley McTableface.

Glengarry513 Mar 2023 9:41 p.m. PST

The painting table… which is a bit of a misnomer as the table doesn't paint anything…

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 11:55 p.m. PST

Mine never comes when I call it, so it doesn't really matter…

I call mine "the craft(ing) desk", and the room it's in is "the craft room".

Martin Rapier14 Mar 2023 1:24 a.m. PST

The dining table. As that is where I do most of my painting. I have a highly efficient mobile workstation consisting of a large tray with my immediate use tools, glue etc and a cutting board, plus a box with my immediate use paints, brushes and painting glasses. The current project lives in the current project box.

I also prefer to paint in the dining room as that is where my sound system, CDs and LPs are.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2023 3:11 a.m. PST

I call it the Painting Table if the subject of the conversation is painting or the Workbench if it's about the general mayhem of the area.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2023 3:24 a.m. PST

Either "the table" or "the mess"

IUsedToBeSomeone14 Mar 2023 6:28 a.m. PST

The Painting Bureau of Shame…

It is my parent's old bureau and holds far too many unfinished figures…

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2023 7:49 p.m. PST

Painting table.

CeruLucifus14 Mar 2023 7:51 p.m. PST

The game table. Also the pool table, because if I remove the cover, that's what it is.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2023 6:41 a.m. PST


The Last Conformist28 Mar 2023 1:15 a.m. PST

I usually say "the painting table", but strictly speaking it's one leg of an L-shaped office desk, so I guess I should say "the painting half-table".

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