First table build step-by-step. Raised Rail with LEDs

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Really nice work. I like how you’ve kept the cup holders away from the table and rail. Can you post a picture of how you’ve attached them?
+1 for this. I built my table last year and I’m itching to add something to it seeing as I can’t actually play on it these look great!
 

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Looks great. Also looking for additional cup holder photos.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, I'd like to post additional photos of the cup holder but out of town for a week. I ended up going to Home Depot and picking up metal connectors (roughly 2" x 12") 16 guage I believe. Bent the connector slightly in the vice and attached under the rail. I can then slide the slide-in cup holders into the narrow slot between the plate and the rail.
 

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Nice, I used build your own poker tables as well for my table. It’s a great site with education and all the materials in the same
place!
 

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nice I had a similar idea for the drink holders. In my case I simply added an additional lip below the table. you can slip the drink holder in between the bottom lip and the rail. are you an engineer?
 

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The blue LEDs matching the felt are really nice. And as everyone else has mentioned., I appreciate that you didn't build the cup holders into the rail.
 

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nice I had a similar idea for the drink holders. In my case I simply added an additional lip below the table. you can slip the drink holder in between the bottom lip and the rail. are you an engineer?
Good stuff Raphmivy, I had a bunch of ideas and settled on the metal plate. Funny you ask about me being an Engineer, I’ma structural engineer and I finally get to use what I went to school for! Ended up getting into software right after I graduated. I took 4 years of school in order to build a poker table, lol
 

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Nice, I used build your own poker tables as well for my table. It’s a great site with education and all the materials in the same
place!
Agreed, I think BYOPT do a pretty good job. In retrospect I prefer a 0.75" gap for the LEDs instead of the proposed 1.5" gap. I also made a 5.5" rail instead of the 4.5" but otherwise followed most of the specs word for word.

The blue LEDs matching the felt are really nice. And as everyone else has mentioned., I appreciate that you didn't build the cup holders into the rail.
Thanks, a little side-note regarding the rail, going with a 5.5" rail has a nice side effect, anyone drinking whiskey out of a rock glass doesn't even need a cup holder, the rail is more than stable for low profile glasses.
 
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