The first project that I'm going to talk about is one of my newest. I've been thinking about building a table to use at home for the last few years. When I saw the pictures of the Sultan gaming table from GenCon a couple of years ago, I knew I wanted something along those lines. Only problem about that was that I didn't have the cash to have something so top end. After a couple of discussions with my dad and scratching out a basic design that I wanted to work from I set to creating the table in Sketch-up.
Using this to give me a basic sense of the proportions I wanted, I then made up a list of parts and dimensions of lumber. This proved a lot easier on paper then it did when I went to the local home improvement store to price out the lumber. After discussing the types and dimensions of lumber involved my dad and I narrowed down the plans and I purchased the lumber.