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Game Board Coffee Table


TARZANTHEJEDI
TARZANTHEJEDI
TARZANTHEJEDI
TARZANTHEJEDI

My friend gifted to me a 4x8 piece of plywood that I decided to turn into a coffee table because I did not have one.
I designed it to be tall so it was easy to play games on from the couch. I made the top surface removable/reversible and inscribed several different game board designs onto the surfaces. I used painters tape to create these designs with wood stain.
The games I chose are 9 Men's Morris (A English Renaissance era game, a combination of connect four and tic-tac-toe), Hnefatafl (An ancient Norse game, with asymmetric play), Thud (a modern asymmetric game similar to Hnefatafl), and a score counter board which can be used for a variety of games.
I also detailed the legs and surface with Bat-Symbols to match the theme of my dining table.

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      • POCKET SCREWS
      • WOOD GLUE
      • POLYEURATHANE
      • WOOD STAIN
      • PAINTERS TAPE
      • 4X4 POSTS
      • PLYWOOD

Comments (6)


  • What a cool project! Fantastic attention to detail. Down to the Bat symbols. Great job!
    By RYOBI Nation, on June 5, 2017
    • Thanks Ryobi Nation, it was a lot of fun to make!
      By TARZANTHEJEDI, on June 5, 2017

  • The best use of plywood I have ever seen. Very well done.
    By Auron, on June 5, 2017
    • Thanks! keep meaning to make my projects out of nicer wood, but I keep getting plywood for free.
      By TARZANTHEJEDI, on June 5, 2017

  • Clever design and nicely done.
    By grover959, on June 6, 2017

  • Thank your friend for free wood. Legs & table look better than plane plywood. Nice stain I have never play most of your games. Glad you know how to play. Good height @ lots of room for drinks and snacks. Very sturdy and very masculine. Good work. Congratulations
    By Roundmen, on June 7, 2017

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Game Board Coffee Table

by TARZANTHEJEDI
Jun 02, 2017

My friend gifted to me a 4x8 piece of plywood that I decided to turn into a coffee table because I did not have one. I designed it to be tall so it was easy to play games on from the couch. I made the top surface removable/reversible and inscribed several different game board designs onto the surfaces. I used painters tape to create these designs with wood stain. The games I chose are 9 Men's Morris (A English Renaissance era game, a combination of connect four and tic-tac-toe), Hnefatafl (An ancient Norse game, with asymmetric play), Thud (a modern asymmetric game similar to Hnefatafl), and a score counter board which can be used for a variety of games. I also detailed the legs and surface with Bat-Symbols to match the theme of my dining table.