Home Game Poker Table?

Timmy501

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Hi all.

I host an occasional home cash game and I have been using a 5 foot banquet table with a little padding and table cloth, stapled underneath, covering it. I think it's time to upgrade and I'd like to find a reasonably priced folding poker table for eight to ten.

Another friend hosts as well and he has a 96" oblong table. We're pretty social and drink a little (or a lot) while we play. Sometimes it's hard to talk across the table, so I'd prefer round or octagonal. Ten may be a stretch from my research.

The front-runner is probably the Kestle Furniture 72" Octagonal, but I'd like something cheaper.

Anyone have suggestion or worse, horror stories?

Thanks for your help!
Tim
 

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I've read that @T_Chan has some awesome tables. From what I had read, he doesn't do round or octagonal tables anymore.

Thanks for the input!!
Tim
 

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You can still get quotes on round tables on his website, not sure where you saw he doesn’t do them.
 
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Pretty sure @T_Chan will build whatever you want, although I think his "basic tables" are only 8 and 10 person ovals. Customized tables are whatever you want them to be.
 

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60" max for round or octagons, and that's really pushing the limits of easy usage. 54"-56" is about the widest you can expect to use without getting out of your chair to collect or push pots. 72' round is ridiculously too large.

And a 54"-60" table will fit 8 in a pinch, never 10 -- there's just not enough space for chairs (or human legs underneath).

You want to seat 8-10 players comfortably, you need an ellipse, oval, or some crossbreed between the two.
 

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Hey, fellow Iowan here. I'm in Burlington.

I've got nothing to add in terms of tables, but welcome to PCF!
 

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@BGinGA, thanks for the feedback. The octagonal table from Kestle is elongated. It looked like a pretty nice size. They run about $720 though. I'd like to keep it under $500 if possible, but I that's probably wishful thinking.

Tim

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@Beakertwang, Thanks for the welcome. I've been watching the sales for quite a while and happened to pick up a 520 piece cash set of the Cincinnati Horseshoe chips from the multi-casino sale. I didn't have to be a member for those.
https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/february-12th-multi-casino-sale.17972/

Love them!! Works great for NL Texas Holdem, but we sometimes play 25/50 cent PLO and would like to start playing short deck. So, now I'm looking for some fracs at a reasonable price. Wow, no luck there!! Still looking.

Thanks again,
Tim

200 - $1
200 - $5
100 - $25
20 - $100
 

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@Beakertwang, Thanks for the welcome. I've been watching the sales for quite a while and happened to pick up a 520 piece cash set of the Cincinnati Horseshoe chips from the multi-casino sale. I didn't have to be a member for those.
https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/february-12th-multi-casino-sale.17972/

Love them!! Works great for NL Texas Holdem, but we sometimes play 25/50 cent PLO and would like to start playing short deck. So, now I'm looking for some fracs at a reasonable price. Wow, no luck there!! Still looking.

Thanks again,
Tim

200 - $1
200 - $5
100 - $25
20 - $100
I have extra cincy 5s and 25s. PM me and we'll work something out.
 

BGinGA

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@BGinGA, thanks for the feedback. The octagonal table from Kestle is elongated. It looked like a pretty nice size. They run about $720 though. I'd like to keep it under $500 if possible, but I that's probably wishful thinking.

Tim

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Two problems with octagon and extended octagon tables: 1) a same-dimension table that is rounded has more linear room for players than does a straight-line design, meaning that for the same footprint, an octagon table is less accommodating, and 2) octagon tables only work well with exactly 8 players, while a rounded version allows players to spread out (or bunch up) with fewer (or more) players without dealing with the corner-in-my-gut issue. Same reason that cup holders in any poker table or rail are not optimum, due to their inherent inflexibility in regards to actual player locations.
 

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I've read that @T_Chan has some awesome tables. From what I had read, he doesn't do round or octagonal tables anymore.

Thanks for the input!!
Tim
Yeah we build any shape of table, but we did remove round and octagon tables from our basic table category.
 

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Two problems with octagon and extended octagon tables: 1) a same-dimension table that is rounded has more linear room for players than does a straight-line design, meaning that for the same footprint, an octagon table is less accommodating, and 2) octagon tables only work well with exactly 8 players, while a rounded version allows players to spread out (or bunch up) with fewer (or more) players without dealing with the corner-in-my-gut issue. Same reason that cup holders in any poker table or rail are not optimum, due to their inherent inflexibility in regards to actual player locations.
We just really hate the super long tables. In order to seat 10 comfortably I would need to get a 6 ft round table and I've heard quite a few people in the forum say that it's hard to reach the center of the table. That's kinda why I was interested in the long octagonal tables.

Besides, I can't find any speed cloth to fit a 6 ft round table. If I could find that, I'd be all set, lol.

Tim
 

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I have a design I did in CAD for a Round 10 person that is 66" across. includes a 7" wide rail with cup holders. The top of the rail in a 3" flat wall drop to the felt (speedcloth), kind of like the wall that they do on the PokerGO tables for TV. This gives you 20.4" per person shoulder space. It does make it a bit long to reach across the center but the other guys in the game can help push the chips. I plan on putting a ShuffleTech in the center of it also when I build it. Tired of all the complaining about where people sit and can't see the cards and such so designed this.
 
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