Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Remodeling My Gaming / Project Table

 I've decided that I need some more storage space for both my wargaming hobby and my son's Robotics team.  The first step involves the installation of some book shelves and more extensive under table storage.  The first picture shows the frame for the book case.


The under table storage will consist of roughly 3 feet of stacked shelves and a open area 24 inches long, by 48 wide and 36 tall to store the robot when the team isn't working on it.  When it isn't robotics season that space will be used to store 2 foot by 4 foot terrain panels.

The under table storage will be hidden by sliding panels so that we "class-up the joint".

The additional framing will also make the table a lot stronger as I've had high school aged kids sitting on it while working on the 'bot.

In a nod to the Mrs, who tolerates my hobbies, I will also likely sand and stain the wood so the whole thing looks a lot better

10 comments:

Curt said...

Looking great, Miles. As many of us know, its all about extra storage! (Personally, I kinda like the natural tone of the wood, but that's just me.)

Curt

DeanM said...

That room looks like a very tidy shop class:)! Best, Dean

jmilesr said...

Somehow I convince my wife to let me get a professional grade nail gun - once you got one it just cries out to be used!!!!!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Looks great Miles! That's one of the last things I left to do in my hobby room is build a custom table instead of the fold out ones I've been using: I'm following this project with great interest.

Christopher

paint pig said...

Stain! What next? Brass Knobs? It's a bot shop come man cave, do you get to choose the soft furnishings? No dont answer that........

;-)

paint pig said...

Bloody good looking gaming bench and conversion I might add, well done.

Monty said...

The sheer scale and ambition of your gaming Miles, is truly 'Death Star' compared to my deserted Rebel outpost - 'HUZZAH, SIR! HUZZAAHH!'

Ray Rousell said...

All this work will eat into your painting schedule Miles, I'll be back in front of you before you know it!!!

James Brewerton said...

wish i had a table half as nice as that.
Great to see how the other half live :)
Peace James

Docsmith said...

Great job! That's using your noggin'! The extra storage under is a beautiful thing - with the sanding and staining of said carpentry earning you brownie points galore with the Executive Management! Outstanding result - post pics of the finished result so I can drool with envy your fully equipped gaming room!

Cheers,
Doc