Sunday 14 December 2014

Furniture for the 2.5d dungeon...

I think it's been well over a month since I've made anything new for the 2.5d dungeon ...and so this weekend I thought I would remedy that (and take a bit of a break from all the writing I've been doing lately).

As you can see from the picture above, it's time to add a bit of furniture to the dungeon ...and if you want to have a go at making something similar yourself, HERE's a link to the pdf file that contains the two 'wood textures' that you'll need to print out before you get started.


STEP 1. The first thing you'll need to do, is cut out the tabletop from thin (single corrugated) cardboard, and the legs from thick (double corrugated) cardboard.

Obviously the sizes involved will depend upon the size of table you want to make, but in this example the tabletop is 1 & 1/8 inches wide by 1 & 7/8 inches long. For the legs I've cut a strip that's 2/8 of an inch wide (i.e. roughly the same width as the cardboard is thick), that I've then cut into half inch long pieces.

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STEP 2. Next, you will need to cut out a piece of the 'wooden planks' texture (from the pdf file provided) that is big enough to cover (and wrap around) the table top.

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STEP 3. Then glue the cardboard to the underside of the paper, and cut out the 'tabs' that will fold around the sides...

...and glue the tabs in place.

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STEP 4. For each of the table legs, you'll need to cut out a piece of the 'plain wood' texture (from the pdf provided) that is big enough to wrap around the circumference of the entire piece...

...and glue the texture in place (note that all I've used up to this point is a cheap glue-stick).

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STEP 5. Once you made the tabletop and all four legs, all that's left to do is glue the legs in place with a hot-glue-gun.


STEP 1. To make the benches you'll first need to cut out a piece of thin (single corrugated) cardboard for the seat, and two thick (double corrugated) pieces of cardboard for the legs.

In this example I've used a piece 3/8 of an inch wide by 1 & 6/8 inchs long for the seat, and for the legs I've used the same (2/8 of an inch wide) strip I used for the table legs - but this time I've trimmed them down so that they are slightly shorter than the width of the seat.

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STEP 2. Just like when making the table, we'll need to cut out a piece of the 'wooden planks' texture to cover (and wrap around) the seat, and also a strip of the 'plain wood' texture to go around the legs...

...but note that this time, we're using the legs in a different orientation - so the paper needs to be wrapped around in the opposite direction (i.e. around the longest sides of the cardboard, as shown below).

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STEP 3. At this point you should have all the pieces to make one bench...

...which just need to be glued together with a hot-glue-gun.

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And that's all there is to it!

However, you'll notice that the very first picture also shows a little shelf in the background ...and this was made in much the same fashion as the seat of the bench - except that it uses the plain wood texture for both sides and all 3 shelves, and that you have to make sure that you use enough of the textured paper to wrap around the entirety of each piece (so as to not leave any cardboard showing).

(note that I hope to have another tutorial for the little bits & pieces on the shelf at a later date)


  1. Excellent tutorial. Any pics of the furniture with miniatures?

    1. I took a couple of photographs, but they didn't turn out very well ...but this is the best of the bunch:

      However, I'm going to try and take a few better ones (maybe creating a little dungeon scene with all of the stuff I've made so far) ...and I might even get around to it this side of Xmas if I'm lucky :)

  2. Nice! I made my own 28mm beds one time. The funny thing is I get a lot of people finding that page when they google "dungeon furniture" but I think they're looking for the real-life S&M kind.