2019-10-16 (W) PillarGame IoTHackDay

The table had to have a presentation quality, but there was no reason it couldn't also be functional and unique. Probably not at the same time, though. Dry-erase panels were the same size as the MDF sheets acting as a tabletop, so a couple of them were cut to size, including the hole in the middle. Since the table was not perfectly symmetrical, the boards would only fit perfectly in one arrangement. Granted, since they will be topped by a spinning pillar of lights, it might not draw all the attention.
Corners and center cut off

The bottom of the dry-erase panels would be colored black, and I wanted them to be durable, so I bought a can of one-stop polyurethane with included black stain. I have used this in previous projects. The first step took more stain than I thought, and the color was inconsistent.
First coat looking a bit thin

There was enough polyurethane for a second coat. Fortunately, it was cool outside, so the layer had enough time to spread out and release bubbles before it dried. This process took two days.
Second coat

Placing the black and white next to each other produced a subtle effect. During the working portion of the hackathon, only the dry-erase side will be visible so it can be used functionally for keeping and sharing notes. For the presentation, we will flip the panels, so only the black is visible, which is also the most durable side.
Black and white finishes

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