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A design that can blend into both modern and traditional aesthetics, the Vanguard is at the forefront of board gaming.
Whether you're board gaming, piecing together a puzzle, or just looking to do a project without the cat sleeping on (or absconding with) all your parts, the Vanguard transforms to meet your needs.
Every Vanguard includes:
- Choice of 12 sizes
- Choice of 5 woods and 3 dual-color options
- Conversion varnish
- Game Vault System
- Hardwood Leaves (length-wise)
- Vault depth: 2 1/4"
- Transparent layer
- Suction cup to lift transparent layer
- Vault floor: white
- Choice of height
- Docking rail for rail accessories
- A Geek Chic Valet*
- Accessories are available to add-on.
*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.
CHOOSING YOUR SIZE
Open the VANGUARD PRICING GUIDE and on the first page you will see the Size Guide matrix and each size's 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 that 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.
These woods are included in pricing:
These woods are upgrades to pricing:
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. It's a little tricky to apply, but 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 board 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.
For more information on these alternate layers look at the Leaves and Lids & Insets pages of the VANGUARD PRICING GUIDE.
HEIGHTYour Valet will ask for your height and the heights of your group in order to get the perfect fit. Every Vanguard 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 table's height.
Add on Rail System accessories to custom fit your needs. For more details, open the VANGUARD PRICING GUIDE and check out the Accessories page.
$1050 reserves your place in line. Vanguards average between $3k ~ $4k depending on size and accessories chosen.
Open the VANGUARD PRICING GUIDE for more information.
Home delivery of Vanguards to the lower 48 United States currently averages between $300 ~ $615.
If you would like a more targeted home delivery estimate or more in depth furniture information, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Standard Vanguard is a Ready-Made alternate to the Made-To-Order Vanguard.