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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Mar 2024 11:25 a.m. PST

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I had so much fun making the first one, I now have two more.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2024 12:58 p.m. PST

But… They're square! They should be rectangular! They should also be limited to no more than 5 scale feet, by 9 scale feet. I'm too old to climb on top of the table to move my figures in the center.

Wait. What size miniatures are these tables used for? That will determine the table size more than anything. Are you doing skirmish games, or mass battles?…

LOL! Nice work. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2024 5:38 p.m. PST

Excellent work. Very clever.

TimePortal07 Mar 2024 4:24 p.m. PST

Back in the 1970-80s I used ping pong tables in my stores. Easy to fold up and move out of the way or to another part of the room. You could have one table or a double table with ease.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2024 8:53 a.m. PST

TimePortal, I used a Ping Pong Table for 20+ years. I had to replace the undercarriage after around five years, and two moves with it. I attached folding table leg assemblies, two per half. I used steamer trunk hasps to firmly connect the two table halves together. It was amazing to have that much space for RPG sessions, along with 28mm fantasy miniatures games.

After replacing the undercarriage, and hasping the two halves together, it was pretty stable. It is really the most affordable, large gaming table setup, available. I recommend it to anyone.

After the surface got hashed, I covered it with burgundy vinyl, from the fabric store. I used double-side carpet tape to seam the two halves of vinyl, together, on each table half, stapling it on the underside. It was durable, easy to clean, and very attractive looking. I loved that gaming table. Cheers!

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