Friday, May 18, 2018

Putting the Table back in A J's Wargames table


So, with the exception of one more piece of hardware, the table's finished. I need another hook and eye combo to ensure the folding legs don't collapse while it's in use. It's one of those cases where I could've sworn I had two of the things but no...


The casters work a treat, but now I've got everything back together after our move, I can see how stained the surface is in places. It's a souvenir of water spilling from the plants we had over-wintering on the table at our previous house. I also miscalculated where the screws holding the leg mountings would go, which required a few touches of plastic wood to fill in the holes I drilled. The result's not pretty, so I'm thinking of applying a good coat of blue paint to the surface to hide the marks and make the table suitable for naval gaming, but I'm unsure how the paint would affect the particle board. Will it or won't it warp, in spite of the battening below? Inquiring minds would like to know...

2 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Mine looks like that, maybe even worse as I also spray paint on it occasionally.. I vote leave it.. get yourself a suitably covered cloth or sheet, and then either use it for specific games, or tack it in place permanently..

A J said...

Yes, I think I'll do just that. I do have cloths to suit most terrains. It'll be easier and less messy than painting it.

 

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