Fat Tire Lighted Rail Build Thread

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I'm building a Fat Tire table, with lighted, raised rail. I'm going to chronicle the build here.

For starters, I met up with a builder (through our local facebook poker community), who was willing to cut me a good price (bad pun, I know) on CNC'ing all my lumber (at a price I couldn't refuse). He also did the pedestal bases at a decent price as well (assuming that I'll be finishing them).

I placed the order for lumber a while back, and just received the lumber today. I also ordered up a custom printed cloth and an aluminum suited diffuser from Chanman Poker (Tony does incredible work). The poker cloth design thread can be found HERE, and I'll try to post a couple pics in this thread for reference as well. Many Many thanks goes out to p5woody for his amazing designs and ease of working with.

I snagged 65lb rail foam from YAT, along with Volara foam for the play surface. I purchased Whisper Vinyl from Joanns, as I much prefer this to the black extreme vinyl that YAT sells (much easier to work with, and better results, better looking, etc...)

I received the lumber, and here is what I have so far.

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Looking awesome, I will be following with great interest. I might be breaking down and replacing my current custom printed cloth with one of those Chanman poker cloths. I love the feel of my current cloth but not the card slide. Chanman's cloth seems like the best of both worlds.
 

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Wood looks awesome. How much did the shipping cost to have those big pieces shipped? Was it from far away?
 

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Looking forward to the build thread, but I thought you were taking a break?
 

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Looking great so far. It's almost a shame to cover up that nice wood. Are you planning to stain the bases?
 

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What color will the rail be? :D

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Looking forward to the build thread, but I thought you were taking a break?

Lol. You missed the post where I discussed playing a big tourney the Wednesday after the MTTD.?
 

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Test fitting the diffusers. Going with the diffuser my local guy provided. A thicker milky acrylic vs the cracked ice plastic Chan threw in.

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nice... thats what I still need is a diffuser. May I ask how much it cost you for your latest one?

Got it from Chanman. It wasn't cheap, but it was a bargain. Not sure if that makes sense?
 

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Don't recall saying it before, but that felt is just awesome. You and P5 did a great job. Oh and chanman too
 

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Dry fitting the acrylic and aluminum diffusers.

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Installing t nuts to hold down the play surface

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Looking good. Can't wait to see the final product.
 

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Getting ready to mount the pedestals. Decision time. The picture shows the pedestals each 16 inches from the outside edges. Is this too narrow? Should I go with 15" from the edge?

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