This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
A bit more progress on the re-do of the gaming table. The basic shelving has been put in including the bookcase for rulesets at the front of the table. The bookcases are 12 inches deep and are very sturdy. I'm using 3/4 inch furniture grade plywood as it looks good and is very durable. The additional framing has made the table almost immoveable - so it can take a beating from the robotics team with much worry.
The basic shelving for the under table storage is in. The open space to the right is 24 inches wide by 36 or so tall and is meant to store the robot. All in al,l I'm gaining about 70 cubic feet of useable storage. I'm waiting for the runners to come in for the sliding doors. Once the basic framework is complete the next step will be to add some sliding shelves for miniature storage. Think of the trays used in large cafeteria carts, but made of wood so they have some visual appeal.
Here's a picture from the other end of the table. One other change I'll be making is to remove the painted molding around the edge with some that's not painted. The white edging just seems too stark with the natural wood. There will also be a set of hanging cup-holders and rule desks that we can use so those items don't end up on the table itself. I got the last idea from Ernie's table and that concept was reinforced by a few posts on TMP.
One last picture of the table. My tools take up a lot of space right now but they'll go out to the shop when I'm done.
I've had a few people ask for pictures of my son's robot so here they are. It's a bit of a beast and they team is in the process of rewiring to maximize performance.