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Anyone know of a good cover to protect this while it's folded up, especially in transport?
 

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I’m on the cusp of buying one now, tired of waiting. One thing I’m questioning is how comfortable the arm rests are — they look super boxy, sharp, and stiff. Can anyone comment on how it feels playing for 3+ hours?
 

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I’m on the cusp of buying one now, tired of waiting. One thing I’m questioning is how comfortable the arm rests are — they look super boxy, sharp, and stiff. Can anyone comment on how it feels playing for 3+ hours?
If you're a heavy arm rester you'll definitely start to feel it but you'll manageable. I'd always advise going for a lightly used non-folding table from facebook marketplace/offerup/letgo etc. You can usually get something awesome for $300-$400 - so about double a Barrington. Granted most people inevitably invest another $30-$150 in fixing up into Barrington tables for new felt/hinge/handles/deep cupholders etc etc etc.

If you don't have the room though and need a folding table then they're your best and practically only option.
 

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I picked mine up last night and even though I only “spent” $50 on mine as I had gift cards, I will say I was a little disappointed. I’ll try to take pictures this weekend but visible staples on the underside of the rail, poorly inserted screws, poor rail padding, poor wrapping job on the rail.

Now if I was getting this for sub $100 I would expect those things but the current price of $180 I just want to let everyone know what to expect. I think money could be spent in better ways. I got this as a travel table and not sure how long it will actually hold up to travel before something happens.

We will also see how it goes when I redo the gaming surface.
 

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After contemplating for a while I finally picked up one these tables. Had the wife give me a hand to take it apart and throw some new speed cloth on. I went with the reverse platinum and it really upgraded the look of the table big time. I got it all back together but my issue is that it doesn’t seem as stable in the center of the table. You guys think it’s the hinges? Legs? I tried my best putting everything back exactly how they were. Any help to solve this issue without taking everything completely apart again would be appreciated.

Only progress shot I took till I get a game together
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Thanks
-Alen
 

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Went through the speed cloth swap out on the Barrington this afternoon. PSA: pay attention as to what side of the speed cloth will be showing! :D. I was in such a rush to get it back together that I think one of the halves cloth is upside down. Either side is 10000x better than that shitty felt. Hopefully none of my buddies notice it or I'm sure I'll never live it down lol.
 

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For those who did custom felts, how did you get the image centered so perfectly if you have to cut the felt in half?
 

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For those who did custom felts, how did you get the image centered so perfectly if you have to cut the felt in half?
The suited speed felt is pretty forgiving as far as the pattern goes. As long as you don't put it on crooked, it isn't difficult to get the pattern reasonably close when you go to reupholster the second half.

If I recall, I think I used spring clamps to hold the felt in place on the curved end as I stretched and lined it up with the other half, then I stapled it. The felt wraps around the edge of the playing surface and there's a slight gap between the two halves so it's not like it needs to match up perfectly to look decent.
 

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The suited speed felt is pretty forgiving as far as the pattern goes. As long as you don't put it on crooked, it isn't difficult to get the pattern reasonably close when you go to reupholster the second half.

If I recall, I think I used spring clamps to hold the felt in place on the curved end as I stretched and lined it up with the other half, then I stapled it. The felt wraps around the edge of the playing surface and there's a slight gap between the two halves so it's not like it needs to match up perfectly to look decent.
What I have seen thus far have been reupholstered with a speed cloth. What I meant was a custom logo. How much leeway should you tell a designer to use so the final product won't look uneven when replaced?
 

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What I have seen thus far have been reupholstered with a speed cloth. What I meant was a custom logo. How much leeway should you tell a designer to use so the final product won't look uneven when replaced?
If you deal with @T_Chan he will print it so that it’ll line up nicely:
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What I have seen thus far have been reupholstered with a speed cloth. What I meant was a custom logo. How much leeway should you tell a designer to use so the final product won't look uneven when replaced?
If your discussing something like a giant detailed logo in the center of the table (ala center ice of a hockey arena), I wouldn't try to reupholster a Barrington table that way. I don't think you could get the logo halves to line up considering that the material needs to be stretched over the ends of the playing surface and stapled to the underside.

Now if we're discussing a repeating pattern like in @wonderpuddle's example, then getting the pattern lined up shouldn't be too difficult since there's plenty of excess material to get it lined up the way you want it.
 
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Whenever I do a design for a cloth for a table with a fold, I do the artwork in 2 halves with plenty of extra space where the center of the table will be. Any logo, whether it's a pattern or a single large image isn't a problem.
 
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