Build thread-table topper

Frogzilla

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I have convinced the house manager to let me build a “game table” topper to place on our dining room table.

Here’s the build thread.

Starting point:
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48” x 60” dining room table. Counter height. A bit higher and wider than I’d prefer, but I expect to be a manageable for a poker game.

Rail build part 1:
Going with a 5” gravity rail. I want a raised outer rail to help keep the topper in place. Here’s my sketch of the concept. We’ll see how it goes. I’m admittedly not the most wood-savvy person, but I learn by doing and have to start somewhere.
Here’s the rough sketch:
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Cutting the 2x4 to form outer raised rail:
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Routing the channel for main rail portion (may have also started a small sawdust fire, whoops!)
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Why not have curved rounded edges?
I didn’t want to extend the length past 60” for two reasons:

1) I wanted to make this game table actually useful for dominos, spades, board games like settlers of catan, etc.

2) This room would be too tight
 

BGinGA

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Adding a curvature to the ends would go a long way towards improving poker play comfort (while not negatively affecting other game play), and would only extend the total length by six inches.
 
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