Gamers and crafters don’t exactly seem like the kind of people who would party together. One type makes sweaters; the other kills aliens. But they both build their own worlds. One works with hammers and yarn to make shelves and scarves and the latter uses a controller to architect player profiles and moon bases.
Build a Secret Door
Anyone who loves medieval castles or even Scooby Doo will dig the idea of a door that opens up to a secret room. Anyone can have their Xbox on the coffee table, but to have your own secret gaming lair heightens the whole experience.
Plumber’s Pipe Bar Cart
If you have a secret lair, you’ll probably need to outfit with a bar cart. HomeMade Modern shows how to make a one out of oak wood and 1/2-inch piping. You’ll need a miter saw, orbital sander and router as well as a decent bit of woodworking knowhow. The finished product has rustic, manly style.
Hand Crafted Consoles
Sure, a lot of gaming consoles look sleek on your coffee table, but are they conversation pieces?
Phone Case Made from Plastic Waste
Not every player needs a secret hideout. For some casual gamers, a cell phone and chair will do. For those who want a distinctive phone case, you can make one from an old plastic bucket. After cutting out a sheet of plastic just larger than the phone, use a heat gun to curl up the corners. An Xacto knife can be used for cutting out spaces for the buttons.
All-Paper Rubik's Cube
Not every gamer needs electronics. For those who like to kick it really ol' school, there's the Rubik's Cube. If you have a lot of patience and excellent paper cutting skills, you can make an all-paper Rubik's Cube. It makes a nice break from playing too many video games.