Has anyone put deeper cupholders in their Barrington table?

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Since I'm resurfacing it anyway, I was thinking that a hole saw would do the trick.

Can it be done? Any issues or drawbacks?
 

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Make sure you let us know how the resurfacing goes and take loads of pictures! I did mine in depth before, would love to see how others do it better!
 

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I’m considering it. Was wondering if making a raised rail was worth the effort. Could effectively accomplish both with spacer lumber in between.
 

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Just to be clear, I was asking about the one you built. Do you have a Barrington?
I borrow a couple when i have larger games, but I want to pick up a few of my own. The cup holders have been the deal breaker to this point.
 

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I resurfaced mine and thought about replacing the cupholders.
Only drawback I could see is the larger cupholders depth below the table possibly being hit by a knee, but probably not a real issue.
Otherwise should be pretty straight forward.
The current cupholders are fairly useless and are a spill waiting to happen
 

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I resurfaced mine and thought about replacing the cupholders.
Only drawback I could see is the larger cupholders depth below the table possibly being hit by a knee, but probably not a real issue.
Otherwise should be pretty straight forward.
The current cupholders are fairly useless and are a spill waiting to happen
I suppose one would have to pull the cup holders in order to fold the table for storage, as well.
 

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I suppose one would have to pull the cup holders in order to fold the table for storage, as well.
yes, so if folding is needed for storage, they couldn't be attached permanently
If changing the cloth, you may want to consider replacing the foam as it is pretty crappy.
I only changed the cloth (is it was just over $20) and figured if I started doing any more upgrades, I would rather just build my own table.

edit: to add to that; time constraint is the reason I didn't build my own table ... needed a table quick for a game that came together and had no spare time to build one before it. Figured if I got a regular game going at my house, then I would build one and bring the Barrington to my apt for use there.
 
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This. Once you take the cost of the table and the upgrades, a self built table isn't all that much more. As long as one has the tools available
Defintely.. and I would recommend it if you have the time, tools and ability.
You can build a much nicer table for not much more. I just didn't have the spare time before a game I ended up hosting.
If I ever get even a semi regular game going, I will build one for sure.
 

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I have not attempted to build one yet. But I do like that it folds in half for storage. Out of curiosity what does it typically cost to build? I have a budget one all ready to go that aside from lumber I have spent under $100 on.
 

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I have not attempted to build one yet. But I do like that it folds in half for storage. Out of curiosity what does it typically cost to build? I have a budget one all ready to go that aside from lumber I have spent under $100 on.
I built my two tables for just under $500 each. With that said, the custom felt and the upgraded legs were 1/2 of that cost. If you went with suited speed cloth and budget legs - probably ballpark of $260 to $300.
 

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I have not attempted to build one yet. But I do like that it folds in half for storage. Out of curiosity what does it typically cost to build? I have a budget one all ready to go that aside from lumber I have spent under $100 on.
Assuming you already have the tools, about the $300 range depending on what options you want..
 

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I resurfaced the rail sections with new vinyl and 65 lb foam, and just did away with cup holders. The wood base still has missing cup holder circles that I left, but you can’t really feel through foam and definitely can’t see. I use slide under cupholders, but don’t slide them under the rail. To date no spills.


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While looking at reviews of the Lancaster (same as Barrington) table on Amazon, I found a series of photos from someone who had put full-size cupholders in their table, using a hole saw, and apparently no other alteration to the table.
Thank you for posting this! I have been looking through tons of threads here for a foldable decent quality table with usable cup holders. Everyone was speculating about these cup swaps, but now I know it’s possible. I am still debating buying a Barrington and altering or going custom, but this really helps.
 

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Thank you for posting this! I have been looking through tons of threads here for a foldable decent quality table with usable cup holders. Everyone was speculating about these cup swaps, but now I know it’s possible. I am still debating buying a Barrington and altering or going custom, but this really helps.
It appears that the Barrington is the best value for a folding table ($169 from Walmart, last I checked), but consider the extra cost you may incur, like cup holders, hole saw suited speed cloth, and any other upgrades you may put into your table. It still may be the best value for what you need.
 

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It appears that the Barrington is the best value
For me it’s more a matter of time than value. I have been “considering” a custom table for two years and we are still playing on a patio table with speed cloth draped over it.
 

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I resurfaced the rail sections with new vinyl and 65 lb foam, and just did away with cup holders. The wood base still has missing cup holder circles that I left, but you can’t really feel through foam and definitely can’t see. I use slide under cupholders, but don’t slide them under the rail. To date no spills.


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Hey there is there a specific guide you followed to do this? I want to do the same with mine!
 

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Hey there is there a specific guide you followed to do this? I want to do the same with mine!
I unscrewed the parts, took out the existing foam and vinyl, cut out foam to match the shapes of the 6 rail pieces, and then wrapped each shape in vinyl. Then screw the parts back together. Good luck!
 

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I unscrewed the parts, took out the existing foam and vinyl, cut out foam to match the shapes of the 6 rail pieces, and then wrapped each shape in vinyl. Then screw the parts back together. Good luck!
Awesome thank you. Any personal recommendations for the vinyl, foam, or speed cloth? Lot of options out there too many to choose from.
 
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I got a Barrington table as a gift and have ordered speedcloth - was wondering if those of you who resurfaced filled in the crack? I don’t need it to fold up is it possibly to fill the center crack with wood putty, sand, and cover? Also, what guides did you guys use? Any and all help is super appreciated. :)
 
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