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Postby Runefyst » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:55 am

That's so awesome. As a dm with limited table, space, I wish I had something like that!
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Postby Sean » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:09 pm

i buy one of those Tables Kat hehe :)
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Postby Katt » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:42 pm

Well I just had another member commission me for one. Given how this one goes I may be convinced to make more. :wink:
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Katt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:58 am

Thought I'd share my latest creations:
New D&D gaming table top.
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And a display case for our minis:
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Zuran_Alda » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:46 pm

Very nice. I likey.
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Ash » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:23 pm

Really well done. I am sure you could generate some customers if you so wished.
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Katt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:34 pm

Thank you both.
People buying these things would be a neat idea for sure. Thing is I had two inquiries when I posted the first board. Both were scarred away from the price tag. I'd have to charge somewheres in the range of $300 - $400 (depending on size) to even make a small profit. The materials are really expensive and it takes a fair bit of time to build. I'm still up for doing it thought if anyone is interested.
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Zuran_Alda » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:22 pm

That is actually a pretty reasonable price IMHO. While a couple of recent Kickstarters leaves my game budget a little sparse right now, it might be something I would look into later next year if you are still game. I love the fold-away nature of it.
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Katt » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:37 am

I'll always be game. Shoot me a PM when you're ready.
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Ash » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:02 pm

I don't think the price is unreasonable either, and I suspect that there would be some clients around North America. Is there a version with cheaper materials?
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby xmichaud » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:34 am

IMO the price is a little high, but then again, you have to take into account (wo)man hours and the cost of the raw materials. I'm assuming the raw materials are bought at retail prices, not wholesale.

They are very nice tables, and the cabinet is superb.
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Zuran_Alda » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:30 pm

Well to put it in perspective for a nice poker table you would pay about the same. For a custom made piece like this, the price is good. If I went to a professional carpenter/woodworker (not saying you are not Katt) I think you would be lucky to get a price that low. Its not like the demand is high enough to enable cheap manufactured goods.
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby Katt » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:30 am

@ xmichaud - I get the materials at a decent price. But no matter how you slice it hard wood is expensive. Also the grid mat I used for this last table was like $35-$40.

@ Ash - I wouldn't feel comfortable using anything cheaper. With the regular amount of weight that's put on these boards, I just wouldn't want someone's board I made them to break because I used cheaper materials. Even if it was at their request.

@ Zuran_Alda - Thank you. :D
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby lor » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:15 am

The quality is top notch, I can say this with some bias as I do DM for Katt's group. 8) It is very nice to have, makes the life for the DM that much better. Lots of space underneath for books/papers and the rail around the edge perfect for dice, dry erase markers and pencils. Plus it looks nice and it being elevated on top of a table makes setting up encounters and moving minis around easier on the DM and players. Quick to put away too it folds up for easy storage. I would buy one! :mrgreen:
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Re: Custom gaming Table top

Postby xmichaud » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:38 pm

I'd like to retract my previous statement. I forget how much labour can really cost here in Canada; especially for nice, custom-made wooden furniture.
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