Games Table

Multi-functional games table

A games table is the centrepiece of every playroom. The more flexibly it can be used, the more popular it is for the wee ones. If you have school-age children, a multi-functional games table can be perfect DIY project to keep the kids busy on a grey winter’s day. Parents or grandparents do the sawing and drilling; the children paint and glue.

With edge-glued panels and finishes from Osmo, wonderful children’s furniture can be created. First, you need a Profi Edge-Glued Panel from Osmo, for example made of Spruce. High quality laminated wood is well suited to use in children’s bedrooms. This softwood comes from sustainably managed forests in Scandinavia. After cutting the necessary parts to size, coat the pieces with Osmo Dekorwachs. It is easy to apply, wear and stain-resistant as well as fast to saliva and perspiration and allows the wood to breathe. The bold primary colours 3104 Red, 3105 Yellow, 3125 Blue and 3131 Green are an excellent choice for children’s bedrooms.

Convenient tools and accessories for coating wood

For finishing wood, it is best to use the top quality tools from Osmo designed specifically for use with Osmo coating systems. To clean children’s hands coated in blue and green, grab Osmo Easy Clean cloths. The games table can be designed as your children please.

Have fun!

Tools:

  • Drilling machine with wood drill bits
  • Jigsaw, possibly a vice
  • Long metal ruler
  • Sandpaper (120 and 240 grit)
  • Brushes
  • Carpet knife

Materials:

  • 2 edge-glued panels, 18 mm thick
  • 8 dowels, stops for tabletops (tip: broomstick), 70 x Ø 25 mm
  • 4 binding rings, nickel-plated, Ø 65 mm
  • 6 foam boards (flip-down tabletops), 500 x 1000 mm
 

With the materials, make the following:

  • 1 tabletop base, 800 x 800 mm
  • 2 table legs, 800 x 500 mm
  • 1 tray, 600 x 650 mm
  • 1 crossbar, approx. 100 x 650 mm

 

Games table surfaces:

  • Lego baseplates
  • Blackboard paint
  • Mirror foil
  • Furniture stickers as game boards or table landscapes
  • Cut-outs for bowls of various sizes
 

 

The most important steps

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