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Hoplite - Deposit

Regular price $ 800.00
$800 reserves your place in line.  Hoplites average between $2k ~ $4k depending on size and accessories chosen. 


Because your coffee table is [redacted].

If all we needed coffee tables for was coffee, there wouldn't be a Hoplite. Coffee tables are the command center of the living room: television, video games, work, crafts, games, and meals make "coffee table" a misnomer and a relic. The Hoplite is the long-overdue upgrade.

With an indexed drawer, modular rail system, and dropped play surface, the Hoplite is the perfect table for your actual needs. Break your TV's monopoly on the living room! Game like you would if your table wasn't covered in junk. 


The Hoplite has storage for all the essentials, so your tabletop is free range.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing your current coffee table with the Hoplite--it isn't fair to either!

Every Hoplite includes:

  • Choice of 12 sizes
  • Choice of wood
  • Conversion varnish
  • Game Vault System
    • Hardwood Leaves (length-wise)
    • Vault depth choice of:
    • 2 1/4", 3 1/4" or 4 1/4"
    • Transparent layer
    • Suction cup to lift the layer
    • Vault floor:  white
  • Choice of height
  • Storage drawer 
  • Rail System docking rails
  • A Geek Chic Valet*
  • Accessories are available to add-on.  
If you are more of a visual learner, go to the GEEK CHIC booth walkthrough.  This 2 part series tours you through most of our Made-To-Order furniture.  The Hoplite is shown in part 1.
*The Geek Chic Valet is your geek furniture expert and advocate, here to help you make informed decisions as you optimize your order after placing your deposit.


Open the HOPLITE PRICING GUIDE and on the first page you will see the Size Guide matrix and each sizes associated cost. The cost of the included features is based on the size you choose.  

Reading the guide:

  • The dimensions with the white background indicate the Game Vault's size.  
  • The dimensions with the grey background indicate the full table's size.

Your Valet will assist you with making sure you get the size the will fit your space, group size and most importantly your games!


Geek Chic furniture is all hand-crafted from strong, straight-grained hardwoods, sourced from certified sustainable forests. 

To help you choose, your Valet will send you a packet of wood samples for you to peruse in the natural light of your intended space. 

GEEK KNOWLEDGE:  Stain?  Not if we can help it!
FAS grade lumber is the top industry standard grade of lumber used for high-end furniture. Being the wood geeks we are, we have a created a specialty "Geek Chic grade" of even higher quality lumber that does not need to be stained. (Although you may add-on stain should you choose.) All the images you see on this website are not stained unless specifically stated. You are seeing the quality of our lumber with a clear conversion varnish sealant-- no stain is covering up inferior grades of wood!


Conversion varnish is the clear finish most commonly used in the high-end furniture market.  This unsung hero of the finish world is extremely durable, and rated for heavy use. Its a little tricky to apply, but it is worth it.  Unlike lacquers and polyurethanes, conversion varnish is completely water-resistant, so you needn’t worry about water, wine or hot beverage stains!  

Conversion varnish is also a dream to clean-just use mild soap and water and a non-abrasive cloth.  Gamer-proof!
GEEK KNOWLEDGE:  Household Chemicals Tests show that conversion varnish has no visual effect from Household Ammonia, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, 50% Ethyl Alcohol, Red Ink, Oil Base Paint, Latex Emulsion Paint, VM&P Naphtha, Turpentine, Orange Crayon, Carbon Tetrachloride, 10% Sodium Carbonate Solution, Water, or Grease--Conversion varnish is a superior coating to any brand of varnish, lacquer, or polyurethane!


The Game Vault is where your games and maps are kept safe, flat, and spill/cat/people-resistant. Keep your game safe and in progress with this deceptively simple and infinitely useful system of layers.


A set of hardwood leaves (lid), the transparent layer (with suction cup to lift it) and a white vault floor are included. The remaining layers are game specific add-ons.

Extra Deep Game Vault
The Hoplite's vault depth can be 2 1/4'', 3 1/4'', or a full 4 1/4'' deep depending on your gaming needs.   

Download pricing guide for more information on these alternate layers under the Leaves and Lids & Insets pages of the pricing guide.


Coffee tables are offered in 18", 20", 22", and 24" heights. We have discovered that taller coffee tables are more useful and comfortable...especially if you are tall :)  Your Valet will ask your height and discuss your needs for this table in order to get the perfect height. 


A divided drawer allows you to keep card games, controllers, and more within easy reach. Storage drawers are 3" deep and are installed so they can be accessed from either side of the table.

Controller Storage (optional)
An additional accessory that you can add to your Hoplite storage drawer-- these removable inserts can be ordered to hold your Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 controllers and any remotes you would like. The foam can also be ordered to custom dimensions or cut to hold specific shapes.


Think of the Rail System as Geek Chic's utility belt for your table. Light weight rail accessories attach anywhere along the Rail Groove in your table.  This system allows for the ultimate in quickly reconfiguring to suit your game.
For more details, Download pricing guide and check out the Accessories page.


$800 reserves your place in line.  Hoplites average between $2k ~ $4k depending on size and accessories chosen. 

Open the HOPLITE PRICING GUIDE for more information.

Hoplites are currently home delivered and average between $200 - $515 to the lower 48 United States.

If you would like a more targeted home delivery estimate or more in depth furniture information, email and let us know:  

  • The piece of furniture you are interested in.
  • The size you are interested in.  
  • Where you live.  
  • And throw in any other questions you may have :)

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