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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2004 01:47:14 PM »

I love this table too much! It's so original.. I think i might so a word search one!! But my only problem is that the contact paper i bought doesn't stick very well... but duct tape on the bottom is a good idea!

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2004 11:24:00 AM »

Wow, that's an awesome idea! I love the decorative look of it, but the whole "buy markers and let people do them at parties and such" idea is pure genious!
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2004 07:46:43 PM »

This is SUCH a great idea! Just think of all the fun you could have with different word games and board games... I'd love to enlarge one of those instruction cards that come in a deck of playing cards, the one that tells you about all the different poker hands, and then decorate a tabletop with that and cards/card backs. Or turn a table into a scrabble board, or... Maybe do a bunch of those paper-and-pencil games you play as kids, like tic-tac-toe and the one where you draw boxes out of a grid of dots (can't remember what that's called!) and hangman...

I really like the dry-erase idea. However, I've found that even purpose-made dry erase boards eventually pick up some colour from the pens, if they're not cleaned off immediately after each use. Have you had any problem with this with your table?

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2004 10:19:35 AM »

trufflegirl, we've had a little bit of that color leaching problem, but so far it's not so much that's it's bothering me. it's inevitable that the table won't be as shiny and pure after a while, but that's the way it goes.

i was thinking about a scrabble table! i know there's a thread here about making a table out of an actual board game, but i was also thinking you could use the method i described above with several color photocopies of a board. that way you could have a tiling effect but still have at least one full, usable board. imagine the games of scrabble you could play! i wish i had more tables!
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2004 11:26:31 AM »

Good job, I should make one of these for my Grandpa!
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2004 11:33:51 AM »

OOOh that table is so neat.....what about Mad Libs though?  I'd love a table with mad libs.
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2004 11:45:27 AM »

Just had to had my kudos to both the idea and your execution.  Try using grease pencils or maybe crayons to avoid the color leaching problem with dry-erase pens.  And everyone's additional ideas for games and stuff to top a table are also great!
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2004 08:16:56 AM »

i love this.....it would work great on tray tables as well! 
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2004 03:11:22 PM »

WOW.  Being a huge crossword addict I have to say, this is just too cool.  I think I'll have to give this a go at some point (when I get an old table?).

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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2004 03:41:23 PM »

What an AWESOME idea!!!!
Expanding on it - and I'm too lazy to do this -
you could put hinges on a smaller table that have pieces of wood that fold over (like the old sewing machines that are built into tables, they have a piece of board that you can fold over or out), if you put several it would make for several games (crosswords, scrabble, word search, mad libs, whatever)..... Then you wouldn't have to have 4 tables of games, you could just have one to conserve space.
You could even put a draw underneath for supplies (dry erase markers, scrabble pieces, so forth).


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