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  1. Hey folks! While on the train, I saw someone had posted pics of their Gaming Table. So I thought I would share mine! I work in a 50 story office building in NYC, and the amounts of stuff these corporations throw away is mind boggling! One Law Firm was throwing out an old 10'x4' conference table, so I grabbed the 2 pieces and stashed them until I could bring in our mini van to bring them home. There was no room for them in the house we owned at that time, but I held on to them hoping for someday... Well that someday came with the new house! Now I am a reader that goes back and re-reads books that I like, so free bookshelves are always welcome. I managed to get 4 bookshelves that are about 30" tall, and thought to myself, Here is your pedestal! I trimmed 1' from the unfinished side of each piece, being careful to not damage the Veneer. I put the 4 bookshelves into pairs back to back and screwed a piece of 1/2" plywood to the tops. I then turned them all over and screwed another piece of 1/2" plywood to the bottom. I then added castors to each corner, a pair halfway down each side and 1 dead center. I then carefully laid the table top upside down on the floor, butted the 2 pieces together and screwed 3/8" strips of plywood on each long side to hold them together. I then put the upside down pedestal centered on the table top, and put about 6 screws through the top of each bookshelf unit to secure them together. Later I did something I now really regret, I used my plunge router to carve a rectangle in the center of the table, painted it white, put a piece of paper with a 1 inch grid on it, covered it with a piece of plexiglass, and caulked it with clear silicon. Anyone EVER see a game table that hasn't had liquid spilled on it? I thought not, hence the caulk. I had also collected a dozen Matching(!) swivel office chairs from a different company, and had brought them home as well! The pedestal holds Game books, pads of paper, people dice and other supplies etc... Pics! I also play Flames of War, a 15mm scale WWII miniatures game, and have enough terrain to cover a 6'x4' battle mat on the table with no problem... My son sometimes sets up his HO scale train set on it as well. So there you have the table story! 8) George All of the bookshelves you see in the pics were salvaged by me over time... Edited to fix pics....
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