So I finally found the style of gaming table that I really want. I have been searching and searching. Of course it turns out my taste exceeds my budget. These Geek Chic tables are truly amazing, but I am not going to pay 3k + delivery for one.
What my question is for those that are more in the know about carpentry and what goes into making a table like this, is how much do you think it costs to make a table like this, and if you were willing to sacrifice some of the fancier look, could you make it out of cheaper wood to save some cost?
I don't need my table to have all the bells and whistles of a Geek Chic table, such as the rail system, with the cup holders, or even all the drawers, what I am really after is the lowered gaming surface that you can cover with the wooden leaves to preserve your game and make the table look like a regular table.
Any insight on this that can be offered would be greatly appreciated. I plan on just finding a capable carpenter in my area and commissioning the job, I just want to go in there with a little bit of knowledge to keep them honest.