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I previously posted a 60” round poker table build a little over a year ago and was ready to build something new and different. Apologies if I shouldn’t post this in the Poker Table section but when researching this build I came across some PCF threads from a while ago on some craps tables, plus I don’t know if a Craps Table Forum exists that is as good as this site is for content.

Anyways, I have always liked the game of craps but only ever could play in Vegas when I went probably every 4ish years, so had to relearn every time. After a recent Tunica trip where all we did was play craps I waned to learn more about the game and be able to change up our normal poker night to include craps at times. So I built a table with inspiration from a person on Etsy selling them. I didn’t want to spend what they were selling for so figured since I am some what handy I could build one for less than half the cost. It cost me $826 for material and supplies.

Here it is….
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The build…..
I used 3/4” birch for the playing surface and 1/2” for the base. I should have used 3/4” for base as well but I want to keep weight down. The base is 7’x4’ and the playing area is 6’x3’. The base has a ledge for chip racks and drinks. All the supplies came from casinosupply.com.

I roughly laid out my plans in CAD first cause that is how my mind works and I do CAD for a living.
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Building….
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The outer piece above sitting on the playing surface I ended up discarding, I had an idea to use it if I wanted to go a little different direction but decided to keep it simple.

Underlayment (same stuff as Poker table arm rest) and craps layout.
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The next part was the wall and what I was most concerned about constructing cause I really didn’t know what I was doing. I found this panel board that had a design on it that was .139” thick and it seemed like it would bend pretty easy. Well it bent around my 8” radius corners but it was not easy. I didn’t do any kerf cuts cause I never did that before and wasn’t sure if it would work. I didn’t wet it because its panel board and the fabric surface was already on so that would probably get wet and water stain. So I just used brute strength and c-clamps . It ended up turning about pretty well.
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I forgot to take pictures of installing the pyramid backing but I used contact cement on both the rubber and the wood and it stuck no problem. For the long straight padding I used some tool chest padding (found at Lowes) and gorilla glue spray.
The rail just lays on the wall and I was not sure how to get the 2 ends to mate, I tried using gorilla glue but that didn’t really work and I was getting some drippage, I just used electrical tape and that worked, not supper happy about it but I was ready to be finished.

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I hope this helps anyone here that is looking for build a portable craps table. If you want more details on the build just let me know.
 

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Bredog

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Great looking build. May I ask roughly how much does it weigh and how is it to move?
I would say it weight around 100-120lbs. The rubber pyramid bumpers are 7lbs each, haha.

To move it super easy with 2 people lifting, fits in a truck for transport. I have some overhead storage racks in the garage that I plan will store it on. That lifting might be a little challenging for overhead storage but I am sure it will be fine.
 

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I previously posted a 60” round poker table build a little over a year ago and was ready to build something new and different. Apologies if I shouldn’t post this in the Poker Table section but when researching this build I came across some PCF threads from a while ago on some craps tables, plus I don’t know if a Craps Table Forum exists that is as good as this site is for content.

Anyways, I have always liked the game of craps but only ever could play in Vegas when I went probably every 4ish years, so had to relearn every time. After a recent Tunica trip where all we did was play craps I waned to learn more about the game and be able to change up our normal poker night to include craps at times. So I built a table with inspiration from a person on Etsy selling them. I didn’t want to spend what they were selling for so figured since I am some what handy I could build one for less than half the cost. It cost me $826 for material and supplies.

Here it is….
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The build…..
I used 3/4” birch for the playing surface and 1/2” for the base. I should have used 3/4” for base as well but I want to keep weight down. The base is 7’x4’ and the playing area is 6’x3’. The base has a ledge for chip racks and drinks. All the supplies came from casinosupply.com.

I roughly laid out my plans in CAD first cause that is how my mind works and I do CAD for a living.
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Building….
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The outer piece above sitting on the playing surface I ended up discarding, I had an idea to use it if I wanted to go a little different direction but decided to keep it simple.

Underlayment (same stuff as Poker table arm rest) and craps layout.
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The next part was the wall and what I was most concerned about constructing cause I really didn’t know what I was doing. I found this panel board that had a design on it that was .139” thick and it seemed like it would bend pretty easy. Well it bent around my 8” radius corners but it was not easy. I didn’t do any kerf cuts cause I never did that before and wasn’t sure if it would work. I didn’t wet it because its panel board and the fabric surface was already on so that would probably get wet and water stain. So I just used brute strength and c-clamps . It ended up turning about pretty well.
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I forgot to take pictures of installing the pyramid backing but I used contact cement on both the rubber and the wood and it stuck no problem. For the long straight padding I used some tool chest padding (found at Lowes) and gorilla glue spray.
The rail just lays on the wall and I was not sure how to get the 2 ends to mate, I tried using gorilla glue but that didn’t really work and I was getting some drippage, I just used electrical tape and that worked, not supper happy about it but I was ready to be finished.

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I hope this helps anyone here that is looking for build a portable craps table. If you want more details on the build just let me know.
i'm more of a dice shooter than card player myself and admire your craftsmanship. I'd like to build one of these after my basement refinish is complete. thanks for sharing the process
 
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