Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pirate Table Paint-Up

This is the table. I started out with a 4'x4' sheet of 1/4 MDF. I cut the sheet down to 3'x3'. Next using a router and a jig, I cut the table into a circular shape. This took about an hour.

Next I put one coat of medium blue spray paint. This took 5 minutes and then I left it outside to dry for an hour.

Another view. Paint is not even so I will need to apply a second coat.

With the second coat. Much more uniform. This step also took 5 minutes and then I again left it outside to dry for an hour.

Here I used a dark blue spray paint and sprayed random dark blue lines and blotches. Another 5 minutes of my time. Only 30 minutes drying time.

I copied the step above but with a white spray paint. The random lines of dark blue and white add a sort of highlight and shade for the ocean. However, they are too dominant looking. I will need to lightly dust the surface with medium blue again.

So far this has taken 1 hour and 20 minutes not including 3 hours of drying time.

More to follow.


  1. I love the round table, have you played on it yet?

  2. Yeah, I've played a few games on it. Works pretty well, but I got sidetracked on finishing it.