This is a blog to show off my wargaming toys, projects, and to discuss anything that I have a whim for at that time.
I am currently going back and making my print format larger and trying to make the pictures bigger to make it easier on the eyes. But you can always click on the pictures to see a larger image of it.
I had a couple of weeks off from work this month and I did some cleaning and reorganization of my bedroom and the basement, which
includes my gaming area.I am still
working away at it, slowly, but I did throw out 5 large industrial size trash
bags of junk!I finally got one of my
two gaming tables cleared off of junk and folded it up.I also got everything out from underneath the
other table too.I have to clear the top
off that is buried under a foot or two of junk.Once that is done, I will fold that table up and put it away.If anyone is in the St. Louis area and wants
two 6’ x 2-1/2’ (72”x30”) white plastic folding tables, you can have
these.I am looking at getting rid of
both of them and replace them with three 4’x2’ tables.
I am going
to do this because I am placing another one or two wire shelf units along one
wall, which will narrow the area around the table to sit at or walk
around.With the two large tables, I
will have a table space of 6’x5’, but only less than 2’ on either side of the
table.As I am not a skinny, wee lad any
more, and less than 2’ is not going to cut it.But with the three smaller tables, I can arrange them to have either a
4’x4’ table or a 6’x4’ table, which would give me just under 2’-6” per side,
which is also the suggested minimum room for a chair at a table.Ideal space is 3’ from the table edge to the shelves.Also, by the table only being 4’ wide, it
makes it much easier to reach across the table to the opposite edge making it
possible that I can shift the tables up to the shelves and then having just
under 5’ of space to walk around three of the four sides of the table.I might even get some narrower shelves to
replace the existing ones on the opposite wall which can get me a few more
inches (2 or 3) to both sides of the table.Oddly enough, this actually reinforces my earlier blog entry about
scaling my games down to a 4’x4’ gaming area, but I didn’t even knew it then!
On a side
note, in my bedroom, I am looking at having some custom shelves made to place
on two of my short walls (again, I have eight walls in my bedroom).The shelves would be in a “L” shape and bout
6” deep, so you can easily stack DVD’s, CD’s, and medium size paperbacks on
them.I am trying to think long term
here, so if I sell my house years from now I can make it a selling point (not
much of one, but still a positive point) vs. making narrow shelves just for
displaying miniatures/nick-nacks.But I
have no clue if 20+ years from now if DVD’s/CD’s or their replacements will be
more or less the same size.Also, I
have no clue in if 20+ years if paperback books will be a thing of the dinosaur, so
maybe these shelves will not be a useful thing.
to finishing Phase II for getting gaming back into my home.