58" round build. Slow burn

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Building a 58" round topper. 3/4" ply so I'll either sit it on top of my 48" table or swap the tops as required. Got a free "bottom sheet" of 3/4" x 4x8 when I bought a bunch of prefinished birch so I decided to build the rounds rather than buy 2 sheets of 5x5. Less than ideal but it only cost me 2/3 of a sheet I already had. Will biscuit or pocket hole the long edge to add strength. Stagger the joints on the rail and it should be strong enough.

Quick and dirty router jig did a good job. Making everything in half circles doubled my set up time which sucked but got it done.

Later this week I'll knock the corners off with the router.

Going to be a slower process as I haven't sourced foam or vinyl yet. Will try locally first but it may get added to the speed cloth order.

For now my big concern was getting the round cut out and glued up so I have a big enough surface to host 8 rather than moving the dining table to the shop.
 

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I made a 58" round for myself and did the same thing piecing together the rail. As you said, it's more work, but it turned out fine. I much prefer playing on it vs. my oval tables.
 

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Got the table and the rail parts glued and assembled. No concerns about structure, staggered joints, biscuits and pocket screws and everything feels solid.
Ordered speed cloth and slide under cup holders. Sourced vinyl and foam locally, will pick it up Monday. Hoping cloth arrives by Friday, hosting again in a week.
 

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