Building a Wargames Table
For many years I’ve wanted to get myself a permanent wargames table at home, but we’ve just not had the space. Earlier this year my son Duncan got himself his own flat and moved out the house. My wife Isabella took over his room for herself and moved all her stuff out of the “study” we had previously shared. This was my chance.
The room is just too small to take a permanent standard 6′ x 4′ table so I decided to go with a 4′ x 4′ with a 2′ x 4′ extension. I wanted storage room underneath the table and Isabella came up with the idea of using Kallax storage units from Ikea as a base for the table with a custom built top. See below for pictures of what I have built.
My Cunning Plan
My Shopping List
- 8′ x 4′ (2.44m x 1.22m) sheet of 5mm ply cut down to give me 4′ x 4′ and 4′ x 2′ pieces
- 46mm x 25mm pine stripwood
- 46mm x 15mm pine stripwood
- Door Stops
Excuse the strange mix of metric and imperial measures, it’s the way DIY materials are sold in the UK.
It has to be said that this is certainly not the cheapest way of doing things, all that Kallax costs quite a lot. But the table works very well in the room available and the Kallax gives me a huge amount of extra storage space.