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Emissary - Deposit

Regular price $ 1,400.00
$1400 reserves your place in line.  Emissaries average between $4k ~ $7k depending on size and accessories chosen. 


Suck it Swiss Army

The Emissary is just that-- our diplomat, our ambassador. Its fine features and versatility get its visa stamped for dining rooms, living rooms, kitchens, dens, and family rooms. (If you had a ballroom, it would teach you to waltz.)

Equally versed in dining and gaming, the Emissary smoothly mediates the transition between the two. 


The Emissary is our original multi-function, multi-purpose problem solver, and our most configurable dining and gaming table. You can fine-tune every feature of the Emissary to accommodate board games, card games, role-playing games, war games, dining, crafts, puzzles, homework and more!


Every Emissary includes:

  • Choice of 12 sizes
  • Choice of wood
  • Conversion varnish
  • Game Vault System
    • Hardwood Leaves (length-wise)
    • Vault depth:  2 1/4"
    • Transparent layer
    • Suction cup to lift the layer
    • Vault floor:  white
  • Choice of height 
  • Docking rails for both Rail System and Undermount System accessories 
  • 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 Emissary is the first table 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 EMISSARY 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 are 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.

Open the EMISSARY PRICING GUIDE for more information on these alternate layers under the Leaves and Lids & Insets pages.


Your Valet will ask your height and the heights of your group in order to get the perfect fit.  Every Emissary includes a set of dining height legs.
Choice of dining height: 29", 29.5", 30", 30.5", 31", 31.5", 32", 32.5" or 33"*
Add-on a set of counter (36", 38"), bar (40", 42"), or coffee table (20", 22", 24") height legs if you are interested in being able to change your tables height.


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.
Add-on Rail System accessories to custom fit to your needs. For more details, open the  EMISSARY PRICING GUIDE and check out the Accessories page.


Part of what makes the Emissary excellent is the option to add-on drawers. The number of drawers that will fit depends on the size of table you choose-- don't worry, your Valet will help you sort that out! 

Drawers with desktops were originally developed to hold all the materials for role-playing gamers.  We have since discovered they are infinitely more useful!  

  • The drawer slides are rated for 100 lbs--sturdy enough to use as desks.
  • The drawers with desk tops lock open-so you don't set a melty plate of nachos on the desk, lean forward, have the desk roll in and the nachos fall in your lap!
  • The desk surface is 3" lower than the tables surface, the perfect height when using your laptop's keyboard.  
  • You can store all sorts of supplies in the drawer--home office, art, game, etc.
  • Desk drawers are also great for small children--they lock open, they are sturdy, they can store homework/art/eating supplies and the lower height means no booster seat required! 
Add-on Drawer Options pricing is listed underneath the Size Guide on the first page of the pricing guide.

Under Mount Accessories

For those of you who choose to add-on drawers, we have under mount accessories that lock onto the underside of your table.


For more details, open the EMISSARY PRICING GUIDE and check out the Accessories page.


$1400 reserves your place in line.  Emissaries average between $4k ~ $7k depending on size and accessories chosen. 

Open the EMISSARY PRICING GUIDE for more information.

Emissaries are currently home delivered and average between $350 ~ $685 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 :)


The Emissary is The Envoy  

The Emissary actually comes in 21 sizes...and we have discovered that it is overwhelming to view all at once!  So we have split this table into 2 options: The Emissary and The Envoy.  If your table needs to be 5 foot or longer, then you want to stay here on the Emissary page. If you want your table to be 4 foot or shorter, then you want to look at the Envoy pages.  Also check out the Envoy if you want to see additional pictures :)

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