7 fruit or vegetable boxes, each 16 inch by 12 inch.
Cereal packet card or similar.
White glue (PVA).
30 A4 sheets of borderless printed stone effect paper.
Bowl for the glue.
Brushes fo the glue.
1. Assemble together the 6 boxes for the table top and cut off the locator tabs as per photo's 1 & 2.
2. Cut out 24 approximately 3 inch right angled triangles for covering the locator holes in the bottom of the boxes as per photo's 3 & 4
3. Glue the triangles over the holes with white glue as per photo's 5 & 6
4. Gather together 15 of your printed stone effect paper sheets and cut each sheet lengthways in half as per photo's 7 & 8 so that you have 30 lengths of paper.
5. Paste a length of paper with white glue and start to wrap around the box allowing approximately 1 inch overlap for the top of the box as per photo 9.
6. Continue this procedure all around until the box is totally wrapped as per photo 10. A total of 5 lengths are needed to completely wrap each box. Continue this until all the boxes are wrapped.
7. Take 12 of the sheets of stone effect paer and start by pasting the half of the top of the box with white glue and then paste down one sheet of paper as per photo 11.
8. Take another sheet of paper and paste this down to the box top ensuring the paper matches up to the previous sheet as per phot 12.
9. Continue until all the box tops are complete and then lay out the boxes as they would be to make a table top as per photo's 13 & 14.
10. Take 2 sheets of the stone effect paper and paste down to thin card with white glue as per photo 15.
11. Cut 1 sheet lengthways into strips each about 1 inch or so wide and the other sheet cut sideways into the same 1 inch or so strips as in photo 16. You will need at least 3 long strips and 8 short strips.
12. Take your 7th box and cut out strips each approximately 10 inches long by 1 inch deep from the bottom of the box. You will need at least 7 of these strips as per photo 17.
13. Cut 4 of the corrugated strips in half to make 8 small strips and using a glue gun attach the corrugated strip onto the underside of the 8 short card strips along the centre line and continue with the 3 longer strips as per photo18.
14. Place all the jointing strip into the table top as per photo 19.
15. Randomly place Terrain and admire your handywork as per photo 20.
In the coming weeks we intend to make some steps & jointing strips for use with higher levels, which is why the boxes have stone work around their sides. Some more building & ruins covering all the scenarios in the book and someextra pieces that we feel compelled to make. We also want to make an open sewer or river that runs across the centre long edge of the table at a lower level to the rest of the table top, which will add depth to the terrain and make the table top at least 36 inch square. More of all this in later posts though, for now I want to play test the table top so that I can draw conclusions from it and perhaps even think of ways to improve it.