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4. Re: etc. Aug 11, 2017, 17:40 eRe4s3r
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2017, 12:59:
IKEAs response.


Dining room tables are usually not supposed to look like you are a redneck fresh out of prison. So cinder = out.

get 4 steel corner brackets, 4 legs, and a wooden surface (and screws, obviously) tada, table is done. (you can also use a full blown mounting bracket for the legs.. but that drives up costs, especially if you want height adjustment)

Anything beyond that is polish (painting the legs, polishing the surface, water proofing, etc)

Even a 10 year old could do this more or less... that said, making it look good with a few features is more work than building a structurally sound table. But that's life.

TL;DR, while I write that, I look at my monumental height adjustable computer desk I got for free from a government agency throwing out old furniture.... I got a lot of my pc room equipment from that 1 random happenstance. And the best part? That furniture was brand new, came out of the factory around 2 weeks earlier. Insane luck probably.
 
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3. Re: etc. Aug 11, 2017, 16:34 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2017, 12:58:
A petition has been posted on Change.org by a Maryland gamer, Brad Smoley, to try and convince Scandinavian stick furniture powerhouse IKEA that there's a significant-enough market for a dining room table that converts into a gaming table.

Uh no there is not.

I don't know, since we're talking about board gaming I can see the appeal. I personally do own a Geek Chic table and find that it's a great thing to have for the dual purpose of actually being a functional dining table and a functional gaming table.

With the recent influx of the lower cost table makers (those using lower quality components) to compete against the now defunct Geek Chic, I could see that there are a fairly large number of people out there who want the dual purpose tables...now, having it come from IKEA, I'm not so sure about.
 
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1. Re: etc. Aug 11, 2017, 12:58 Cutter
 
A petition has been posted on Change.org by a Maryland gamer, Brad Smoley, to try and convince Scandinavian stick furniture powerhouse IKEA that there's a significant-enough market for a dining room table that converts into a gaming table.

Uh no there is not.
 
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