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Double Decker Game Table


TARZANTHEJEDI
TARZANTHEJEDI
TARZANTHEJEDI
TARZANTHEJEDI

Living in a small apartment, I didn't have room for a full-time dining/game table. I wanted a design that could be broken down for storage and easily moved from apartment to apartment.

I designed and built this double-decker table for playing board games. It is three square feet and easily disassembled without using tools. The legs are bolted onto dividers using wing bolts. The sub-table is great for holding phones, food, and spare game pieces, while keeping the main surface clear for playing games. The surface is removable/reversible, with different designs on each side. I used painters tape to create positive/negative designs with wood stain, then covered the surface with several coats of polyurethane.

This is my first large carpentry project and I’m very happy with the end result. It is a very modular game/eating surface that I use constantly. The game board patterns on the surfaces are “Checkers/Chess” and “Fox and Geese”. The decorative patterns are Batman and Rebel Alliance.

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      • POLYEURATHANE
      • PAINTERS TAPE
      • WOOD STAIN
      • WASHERS
      • WING NUTS
      • HANGER BOLTS
      • 4X4 POSTS
      • PLYWOOD

Comments (9)


  • Looks amazing!
    By Billbot, on March 3, 2017

  • Awesome job on this. The variety of board games and decorative tops are super cool.
    By grover959, on March 3, 2017

  • Very smart and creative. Reverse tops with different games. The storage area between table tops is also amazing. Good sturdy legs which can be separate from tops, to move to another room or location. Very innovative, and the stain really looks good. Congratulations
    By Roundmen, on March 4, 2017

  • We are amazed how innovative these tables are. Most all board games available with storage for snacks, spare games pieces. The wood work looks smooth well stained evenly strokes with stain brush. Very Very original. Good Luck.
    By Roundmen, on March 4, 2017

  • We look at these tables everyday. We are still surprised how much planning and innovation when into the tables. The carpenter saw a need. Designed a plan to fix their problem. Phones, game pieces, food and drinks are always in your way while playing games. But with the storage space between shelves the clutter is now organized. The tables do not require lots of area in your room. Now the your ready to move and the tables come apart for easy travel. Very innovative. Thanks for your desire to solve a age old problem with board games and mobility. Good Luck Rookie
    By Roundmen, on March 19, 2017

  • Love this. I'm so nerding out right now.
    By Danish Design, on March 27, 2017

  • We sure hope this young person wins. Solving the game board mess really was excellent. Phones, food, score sheets, etc. etc. off the game board and table clean and organized for GAMES. YEAH!! Thanks.
    By Roundmen, on March 30, 2017

  • My favorite part of this project is the fact that you literally took someone's garbage and made a masterpiece out of it. Beautiful. I might send you some of my garbage soon and see what you can do with it.
    By Auron, on April 3, 2017

  • Haha, please do, one man's trash is another man's project.
    By TARZANTHEJEDI, on June 5, 2017

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Double Decker Game Table

by TARZANTHEJEDI
Mar 02, 2017

Living in a small apartment, I didn't have room for a full-time dining/game table. I wanted a design that could be broken down for storage and easily moved from apartment to apartment. I designed and built this double-decker table for playing board games. It is three square feet and easily disassembled without using tools. The legs are bolted onto dividers using wing bolts. The sub-table is great for holding phones, food, and spare game pieces, while keeping the main surface clear for playing games. The surface is removable/reversible, with different designs on each side. I used painters tape to create positive/negative designs with wood stain, then covered the surface with several coats of polyurethane. This is my first large carpentry project and I’m very happy with the end result. It is a very modular game/eating surface that I use constantly. The game board patterns on the surfaces are “Checkers/Chess” and “Fox and Geese”. The decorative patterns are Batman and Rebel Alliance.