Are you a game lover? Building a DIY gaming table will allow you to enjoy your favorite games right in the comfort of your home. You can play with friends and family and have a great time.
If you are considering building a DIY gaming table, then you should check out these 15 cool DIY gaming tables you can build.
1. High-End Gaming Table
This project involves building an all-incorporating DIY gaming table with a built-in flat screen TV for playing software driven games. This table is versatile and can handle all types of games, from miniatures, to board games and RPGs. The original plan was made from an old gaming table. It has a size of 4” x 4”, which you can easily modify to suit your needs. To build this table, you will need some materials like a lag-bolts for the legs, Wood screw, Wood Putty, Wood Treater, Stain, Polyurethane and others. You will also need tools like mitre saw, drill, jigsaw and others. The project can cost as little as $150 with small savings listed in the plan.
2. DIY Gaming Table with Built-in Game Storage
If your kids were game lovers, then this would be an ideal weekend family project you can do. It involves building a board game table with built-in storage to store all your games. The DIY plan was designed to be quickly completed with just hand tools. Aside from the table, you will need a sheet of plywood, boards; lumber saw drill press and a planner. The project is relatively cheap, costing about $400 to build. You will need a few materials like glue, wood screw, brushes, and urethane. The tools used in the original project includes a router, circular saw, drill with bits, clamps, hammer and brads and a few others.
3. DIY Puzzle Game Table
It takes days and even weeks to put together a jigsaw puzzle. And if you are using the dining or coffee table you may have to redo the puzzle every time; you use the table for other purposes. Although you can buy those puzzle mat, nothing beats having the puzzle in its own organized space. This gaming table plans will guide you to build a DIY puzzle game table for your home. The project also comes with a stool you can pull out when you want to work on the puzzle. It contains detailed information on how to build it from scratch.
4. Custom Game Table
These gaming table plans involve building functional DIY board game tables. The table was constructed with hardwood. The construction is broken into four sections – legs, frames insert and playing surface. The plan contains step-by-step information on how to build the table with pictures. The building involves using a router; mitre saw, chisel, jigsaw and other. You will also need materials like glue, screw etc. the project can be completed in a few weeks and is placed at an intermediate experience level.
5. Classic Game Table
This project involves building a DIY gaming table with maple wood. Its designed such that the legs can be taken off during transportation. The vault is 3 inches deep, and it has seven desks, two on each side. The project is placed at an advanced woodworking level. It has an estimated completion time of 120 hours or 37 days. It will cost about $2,000 to complete. You will need various sizes of maple hardwood for each part of the table, and other materials like hinges, cabinet pulls, cabinet hardware and tools like drills, saw etc.
6. Turn An ordinary Table Into a Game Table
Are you a broad game fanatic? Then you should build this table to make playing your favorite games easy. The project involves converting a regular table into a DIY board game table. The original DIY gaming table was built to accommodate six players. The surface of the table is covered with thick blue neoprene fabric. To build, you will need materials like wood stain, nails, or screw. You will also need a few tools like miter saw and drill. You will have to create the various aspect of the table separately following the plan and couple when done.
7. DIY Gaming Table For Under $40
Playing games with friends is one of the best ways to relax. This plan involves converting a kitchen table into a proper gaming table. Asides the table, you will need a suitable board for the top. A plasterboard sized 1.2m by 900mm was used in the original plan. You will also need materials like spray paint, mixed plaster, Velcro strip etc., and a few tools to construct. The original project was built for under $40. It can be completed within a few days following the plan.
8. Ricochet Game Table
This project involves transforming a door into a DIY shuffleboard. The tabletop was made with sewing elastic. This original plan has pre-primed 1×4 installed at the sides of the door to keep the pucks from flying off the table. Asides the door, you will also need some woods for the legs, and a few materials like paint or spray, screw etc. You will also need tools like a drill, screwdriver, tape measure etc. It is essential to follow the instructions on the plan while building. However, you can adjust the table size as you wish.
9. Outdoor Game Table
This project involves building a DIY gaming table that can be used for a variety of games including chess, checker etc. It Is designed to also function as a coffee table, providing extra functionality. The top of the table is made to flip over. The project is quite easy to build, it is placed at a beginners experience level. To build this project, you will need lumber, screw, gum, paint and other materials. You will need tools like a mitre saw, chisel, brush, and others. The project can be completed in a weekend and costs about $40 in lumber.
10. Board Games Table
Board games are fun to play, and building this DIY board game table will make you even enjoy it more. To build this project, you will need wood boards. The legs for the original plan were purchased and attached directly. Other materials include screws, sandpaper etc. you will also need tools like a jigsaw, circular saw, misc hand tool, and drill. The plan is placed at an intermediate experience level, and it can be completed within a few days. Upon completing the other parts of the table following the project, you can then couple everything and attach the legs.
11. Outdoor Checkers Game Table
This DIY outdoor table is functional, durable and attractive. It can serve as both a gaming table and a dining table. The table has enough room for six people, and its portable enough to fit almost anywhere in your patio or deck. To build this table, you will need; plywood of different sizes (all listed on the plan) and cedar board. You will also need materials like a screw, wood glue, as well as tools like drill, jigsaw, hammer, router etc. the plan contains an in-depth step by step guide on how to build from scratch. The project can be completed in a weekend.
12. Cool Steampunk Gaming Table
This DIY board game table plan involves building a classic multipurpose DIY gaming table. The primary function of the table is gaming. However, it can be used as a coffee table, dining table or conference table. The table is big enough with a 4’ x 6’ size. It has a 55” 4k display screen embedded in it. This can be used for gaming visuals as well as presentations and displaying maps. The tabletop is covered with a ¼” tempered glass to protect the TV screen from damages or spillage. The table also has a stereo audio system, which produces audio through attached speakers. There are also external power outlets, USB, HDMI, and Cat6 etc. There are also leaf inserts to protect the game from kids and pets. The table has a standard 5 x 7 area. It also has eight drawers with stainless steel cup holders close to the top of the table. This cool gaming table costs about $2,000 to complete, and I have to say it is worth every penny of it.
13. Simple DIY Gaming table
This project involves converting a dining room table into a functional tabletop gaming table. The original plan has a total playable area of 61 x 41”, with a raised border around it. It also has shelves below the table to place things like cell phones, etc. To build this project, you will need a wood board and other materials like foam, tablecloth, adhesive, etc. The total cost for the board and fastener is about $150 at the depot. You will also need tools like a staple gun, drill, etc. The project can be completed in a weekend, and it’s relatively easy to construct.
14. Digital Gaming Table
This plan involves building a DIY gaming table that can fit perfectly into the house. The size is big enough to accommodate three persons. The gaming table has a 40” TV attached to it and is connected to a touch screen workstation running display maps, and all the details needed for the game. The total cost for building this game table excluding the TV and workstation is $150. You will need wood boards, and materials like glue, screws and others. You will also need tools like a drill, hand sander etc. The plan is placed at an intermediate experience level.
15. Game Table Conversion
This plan contains information to convert an existing table into a DIY gaming table. The plan contains specific measurements, however, its designed to allow you to change the dimensions easily. To build this tabletop gaming table plan, you will need plywood and other materials like pipe clamps, wood conditioner, and wood stain. You will need velvet or similar high-quality fabric for the tabletop. The original plan was coupled with glue; however, you may use screw or nails. You will also need tools like a mitre saw, drill etc.
Conclusively, only a few things beat an evening with friends or family playing games. Make your home more comfortable by building any of the above listed DIY gaming tables.