Well, I've also been experimenting with a few new furniture pieces recently - and this is what I've come up with...
- a collection of round tables, stools, and simple cots -
...and if you want to make a few of your own here's how to do it:
The very first thing you'll need to do is download and print out THIS new texture - which is a bit darker than the last one, for a bit of variety (though it can also double as an alternative floor tile texture if you wish)
MAKING THE TABLES AND STOOLS
Glue a section of the main texture to a piece of thin card, and draw out a few circular shapes to represent the table top and stool tops (in this example I've drawn around a coin that is roughly 1" in diameter, and a small washer that is roughly ½" in diameter).
Next glue a section of the plain wood texture around a drinking straw (a 1" length should be more than enough).
Cut out the table and stool tops (note that I've also cut little 'v' shapes along the edges where the planks meet - for a more rustic look), and cut the straw into a ½" length for the table 'leg' and a ¼" length for each of the stools.
Glue a 2x2 section of whatever floor pattern you are using to a piece of thin card and cut it to size (note that I've actually used some of the slightly smaller 2x2 sections that I've provided in some of the other furniture downloads). Next, hot-glue the table leg to the centre of the tile, and the stool legs nearer to the edges.
Finally, simply hot-glue the table and stool tops to their legs.
MAKING THE COTS
Glue a piece of the plain wood texture to a piece of thin card, and cut out two lengths roughly 1½" long by slightly less than ¼" inch wide, and 4 pieces approximately 1" x ¼" (note that you can also cut these last pieces from the gridded wood texture if you have lots of that left over).
You'll also need to cut four ¼" lengths of textured drinking straw (made in the same way as described above), and a roughly 1" x 2" piece of the sackcloth texture from the previous Barrels & Sacks download (note that I've distressed the edges of this last piece by making little 'v' shaped cuts with a pair of scissors).
Hot glue the 2 pieces of the drinking straw to the underside of the 1½" planks, and then glue them down to a suitable floor tile (note that I've also made a stool to go beside the side of this one - so ignore that).
And while the glue is setting, crumple and unfold the 'sackcloth' texture a couple of times to make it nice and creased, and then scrunch it up to look somewhat like it does in the picture.
Glue the smaller planks across the two larger beams (note that you don't have to be too neat and tidy with these).
Then, for the final step, hot-glue the crumpled paper on top of the bed to make it look like worn/tattered sheets.
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And that, as they say, is that!
Now, it's worth keeping in mind that these aren't going to stand up to a ton of abuse - but they are pretty quick and easy (not to mention cheap) to make ...and ideal for adding a bit of interest to the dungeon.
So, if you decide to make a few of these (or any of the bits & pieces from my 2.5D collection), then I'd love to hear about it!