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Got a counter-height table and love it.

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17 Dec 2021 16:33 #328868 by ChristopherMD
I finally accepted that my old Ikea table was just too big for apartment living. It took up half my kitchen. I don't have interest in modern "gaming" tables so went for something more like a card table instead. It's actually 36"x36" where most card tables are 33"x33" and it's counter height so uses stools instead of chairs. As a tall person who sometimes will prefer to stand and play I'm really liking the higher surface. I also believe stools are healthier for sitting long periods. Certainly for posture but you're also more likely to move around on one than if sitting on a chair and moving is always good.

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17 Dec 2021 16:55 #328873 by Virabhadra
That's a beautiful piece of furniture! In college, I had a wheeled kitchen island unit with a -massive- drop leaf that I used to roll into the living room and set up with bar stools for boardgaming. I miss that a lot, since I still end up standing by the end of most games due to some combination of nervous energy, wanting a bird's-eye view of the board, and having to assist folks since I'm normally the game explainer.

A proper table is at the top of our list once we find a new place - the amount of gaming we've done on the floor during quarantine makes my knees hurt just thinking about it.
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18 Dec 2021 02:47 - 18 Dec 2021 02:49 #328885 by Disgustipater
Counter height with stools is the way to go. I bought a 6'x4' steel warehouse table that was height adjustable so I could have it lower for board games and standing height for miniature games. As it turns out, I've just left it at standing height permanently. Way better.
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18 Dec 2021 08:13 #328890 by Gary Sax
Yeah, that height would make wargames more playable.
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18 Dec 2021 12:28 #328899 by Disgustipater

Gary Sax wrote: Yeah, that height would make wargames more playable.

As ChristopherMD and Virabhadra mentioned, it's also good for board games. And as I am lucky enough to have a dedicated space for it, it also becomes my modeling table the rest of the time, which is much easier on my back when painting.

ChristopherMD's table is way nicer looking than mine though.
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18 Dec 2021 18:12 #328903 by mtagge
Built my own last winter (before lumber prices skyrocketed) out of pine with an oak railing. I left the center as a 4x6 recessed area with plywood supporting it up and put a neoprene 4x6 pad from tablewar in the center. Pulled the bar stools we inherited when we bought the house over to the thing and it's fantastic.

Highly recommend getting a neoprene pad for disgustipater since your table is the exact right specs.
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18 Dec 2021 19:03 #328904 by mezike
Around twenty years ago I was living in Um Al-Quwain, which is the Arabic equivalent of Nowheresville Tennessee, and our neighbour was a conceptual artist and quite thrillingly insane (I have stories, buy me a beer sometime). His reception room was dominated by a massive and incredibly ornate dining table around which he had jacked up his sofa and armchairs. The effect was that you were sitting upright in amazing comfort instead of slouching around, with the table right there at the perfect height. Particularly easy going on the legs. I’ve always wanted to do something similar but have never been bold enough as it’s quite an unusual setup and not exactly Ikea off-the-shelf.
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18 Dec 2021 22:35 #328906 by Disgustipater

mtagge wrote: Highly recommend getting a neoprene pad for disgustipater since your table is the exact right specs.


Oh, I got it covered. *rimshot.wav*

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