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Author Topic: Global Gaming Table Threads and Pictures  (Read 51129 times)
Young Grasshopper
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« Reply #165 on: February 07, 2018, 03:22:18 pm »

Thanks, Just starting on the walls!

Love the table buddy, absolutely love it... Great job.
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« Reply #166 on: July 17, 2018, 05:19:23 pm »

Appreciate all the insight into building a custom game table.
Kudos to YG and all the videos re: this.
I'm in the process of building a table.   I'll submit some pictures when I get the requisite 10 posts.

My question is on height of the table.  I have an 8'x4' plywood with border. Standard map size.
My son is 12, I'm 6'2... Was just trying to see what the consensus was for height of the legs and the overall table.  Unsure if we'd use barstools (likely) but do most people stand for this, sit for this?

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #167 on: July 18, 2018, 06:09:19 am »

My question is on height of the table.  I have an 8'x4' plywood with border. Standard map size.
My son is 12, I'm 6'2... Was just trying to see what the consensus was for height of the legs and the overall table.  Unsure if we'd use barstools (likely) but do most people stand for this, sit for this?

Looking forward to seeing the forthcoming pictures.  About the height question you have, my suggestion would be for you and your son to do some "reachability" tests by putting the Global 1940 map on your sheet of plywood, putting the plywood on a low table, then raising the map to various heights by putting books (or whatever) between the plywood and the table.  Start low, and check to see if your son's arms can reach comfortably all the way to the middle of the board from all four sides of the map.  If so, raise it some more and repeat the test.  Once the middle of the board is out of his comfortable reach, you'll know you will have gone over the maximum allowable height, and you should therefore aim for something a little lower -- but not too much lower, because a table that's too low won't be comfortable for you, nor for your son as he grows taller in the future.

This is based on the assumption that your table setup allows players to walk round the board on all four sides.  If your table is going to be up against a wall -- which isn't recommended, because the table will only be approachable from three sides -- then the table will have to be lower because players will have to be able to reach all the way across the map from top to bottom rather than just to the middle.
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« Reply #168 on: July 18, 2018, 06:31:43 pm »

Good Call!  Thanks for response.  We are building it in the garage, but eventually will go in a downstairs room.  To get it downstairs, we will have to assemble the legs/glue/screw once in the basement (wouldn't make the corners!).

I'm just trying to plan out our eventual gaming sessions.  I do like the barstool idea.

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« Reply #169 on: September 02, 2018, 05:47:45 am »

Quick update on the height.  We are making the legs 35".  Plywood and side mounting is 2 3/4".  It is about what a table height island that you can sit at is... Put a barstool underneath.

Still unable to post pictures of the process! 

We are staining the legs and base.  Will have to transport the table itself downstairs, then mount it to the base once in the basement since it would be too big to navigate corners!

Thanks for the input!
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« Reply #170 on: October 12, 2018, 12:07:36 am »

So much inspiration!!

About 1,5 years ago Tjoek introduced me to the game and I have been a huge fan ever since.
Currently thinking about my own table so I'm loving this thread. Will post some picture of my own version once it is done (eventually).

Biggest challenge: making it possible to bring it along while still fitting the 219 x 100 cm version of the map...
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« Reply #171 on: October 12, 2018, 07:10:46 am »

I shared this in the thread for Siredblood's map, but not here.  Here are a couple of pics of our table, mostly finished with SB's custom map.

https://imgur.com/gallery/eeon10G
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« Reply #172 on: October 12, 2018, 01:59:14 pm »

I shared this in the thread for Siredblood's map, but not here.  Here are a couple of pics of our table, mostly finished with SB's custom map.

https://imgur.com/gallery/eeon10G

Beautiful.
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