If you play Settlers of Catan, you’ve probably felt the sting of a too-small table or maybe just weird positioning for the players. This homemade table maximize the play area with card areas, cup holders, and organization areas for all of the resources and bits and bobs. It’s EPIC and deserves to live in all of our game rooms. If I had one. Which I will someday!
Anyway, let’s hoard our wheat (just kidding) and head on over to see the full DIY Settlers of Catan gaming table behind the scenes from Redditor Smobolob…
The table is made with a sheet of 12mm ply covered in red felt and a 19mm sheet of oak veneered MDF on top. The borders and legs are made with solid oak from mantel beams.
“Natural Oak” stain and a wax polish finish. I wanted the table to be compatible with all expansions as well as every other game, and able to be used as a normal table too.
Sheet wood (2 x ply & 2 x oak MDF): £160 (delivery cost was more than a sheet)
Oak mantel beams: £105
Baize and felt: £40
Stain & wax polish: £15
Misc (sandpaper/screws/glue/filler etc): £30
The baize surface.
The surface slots inside the borders and is made with a 12mm hardwood ply sheet covered with green baize.
I made the cup holders the ideal size to hold a pint glass so that they cannot be knocked over.
See the rest of the project in action here.