I got bored during my lunch break so decided that I would attempt to draw a clearer plan for my table framework:
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Hopefully you can make out my crazy scrawl and can see what I am aiming for. Essentially it will be four 2'x4' boards joined together that fold up against each other. My aim is to create a framework for 2' square boards to sit within. I'll tackle the issue of legs later but right now I want to concentrate on the framework for the tabletop.
Having just been in Wickes I am disappointed to discover that they, along with B & Q, no longer offer an in-store timber cutting facility. This means not only will I have to purchase a saw, but I will have to resurrect carpentry skills not used since year 8 technology classes.
Having found the timber section of Wickes I gleefully discovered that the wood I desired was much cheaper than I expected. Two ten packs of these Will more than suffice:
Monday, 6 February 2012
My intentions to create a framework for a modular gaming table have been reinforced now that I have seen the prices of timber.
Wickes have a "red pencil" price promise on at the moment so my way of thinking was that if I go there first it should already be amongst the cheapest places for all the timber and tools I require.
I'm going to try uploading a scribble of my intentions. Here goes:
Sunday, 5 February 2012
- contains an 8'x4' gaming surface (for several reasons I shall explain later)
- is able to be folded away
- features a "lip" to help prevent dice rolling off the edges
- costs as little money as possible (I'm setting myself a target of £50 to start with and will keep a running total of spends)
- will not take me an age to build