This was designed to be collapsible, transportable and able to be stored in a small space. I don’t have the space or inclination to have a game table permanently set up and the moulded plastic tables from bunnings are too low, causing me lots o back pain whilst playing. This is an attempt at engineering a solution. Let me know what you think.
This Project was for 2 reasons. I wanted a game table that didn’t bust my back leaning over and playing and to teach myself a few things about tools and wood working. It is plainly obvious that this project is rough as guts, however it is a prototype built early last year, I have since become better on the tools and executing plans. I have Mk-2 in production with a host of improvements.
a view of the legs with top
the top folded in half. this is two 1200mm*600mm connected together along the 1200mm edge by piano hinges
a view of the top expanded. I lay it with the hinges down to have a completely flat play surface
Just the legs. open an put together before the top is laid down.
the whole table folded and demonstrating the amount of space it occupies for storage
side shot of the legs folded.
all collapsed. the legs are 90mm*35mm timber. they are 950mm tall and approx 600mm wide. they have been joined using a scarf joint.
other side collapsed. This displays the offset hinges. this is so that when the legs are open and standing they will but up neatly as right angles.
top collapsed, showing the Piano hinge