Flip Top Gaming Table

As we have mentioned a couple of times we are looking at how we can open a store. One of the things we will need if we do that is a whole bunch of gaming tables. Now, normally you walk into a gaming club and there are two or three tables all of which are covered in grass or sand. We thought to ourselves wouldn't it be good if in our club there was a frame and a selection of different battle surfaces that you could use. That meant that you would need to be able to detatch the top. Well, if you can detatch the top then why not make the top double sided? So that's what we did.
This is not a tutorial just a description of what we did. This is in no way a response to, or a critiscism of Miniwargamer Dave's gaming table vids.

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WolfLord19 (Over a year ago): - delete
Really interesting design! I think that I'm going to try to build something similar, but smaller. Probably a 2x2 or 3x3 table with a standard grassy field setup on the interior table, and then a desert and snow based flip top. Then I can just make more flip tops over time and switch them out as is necessary. I don't need as much room because I'm going to use these for small scale (like 800 point) Warhammer matches and dungeons and dragons/pathfinder. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Keep posting cool stuff like this!

dograap19 (Over a year ago): - delete
Go Tau!!!

jow997 (Over a year ago): - delete

odstkiller4 (Over a year ago): - delete

Metalsk8r123 (Over a year ago): - delete
its a 3 surface table potentially becasue the inside table counts as a thrid you could put a sand scape on there or even store terrain peices

wittzo (Over a year ago): - delete
Installing the molding on the edge of the table takes away 3 inches from the width and depth of the game surface, so it's not 4X4 anymore, it's 3'8.5"X3'8.5" now..
I second on rolling flat latex on the surface before you attach the molding and stain or paint the trim pieces before you install them. Where are the legs installed? Do you have to unscrew them every time you flip the table over?

aragog131 (Over a year ago): - delete

Skartooth (Over a year ago): - delete
Well Mini War Gaming UK lemme know if you need any help. There arn't to many gamers in the Stafford area currently. There is already a club just round the corner of your storage unit so attractiing member could be hard. Unless people are willing to travel from further awey.

MiniWarGamingUK (Over a year ago): - delete
Not exactly the same place, but certainly the same town for the Club.


spejaren (Over a year ago): - delete

foxmaverick42 (Over a year ago): - delete
Dude, use a roller and a can of paint next time and reduce your carbon foot print a little.

Skartooth (Over a year ago): - delete
A mini war gaming club awesome. Would it be in the same place as the current storage unit. If so that would be great as I live nearby!

Astarte (Over a year ago): - delete

Darethus (Over a year ago): - delete
@CruoAngelus: Yeah! Sweden's the best!! lolwut

devoncodain (Over a year ago): - delete
With the way you have constructed this great table you can actually have 3 gaming surfaces if you just remove the top board you still have the original table to play on also plus use it to store you modular terrain.

Tater (Over a year ago): - delete
if the legs were able to thread into the wood, cant you just make one table and flip the legs to the other side?

Joe (Over a year ago): - delete
My 2 cents for the next one: Prime the bare wood with a brush on or roll on primer. It will make the spray colour go on that much better.

Love the table guys, great job.

CruoAngelus (Over a year ago): - delete
Sweden FTW!

bennybenben (Over a year ago): - delete
i would love a tutorial for this, it would come in handy fro my club

shinto-kamikaze (Over a year ago): - delete
a bit small

nidprime6 (Over a year ago): - delete

Nerd13 (Over a year ago): - delete
neat feature
go tau!

Harliqueen (Over a year ago): - delete
Looks sweet guys, keep it up!

KayvaanShrike (Over a year ago): - delete
Something like that would be great in my bedroom

matteuse (Over a year ago): - delete

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MWG UK makes a gaming table useful for smaller areas!

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