My Raised Rail Poker Table Build (1 Viewer)

joshualopez1

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Im new to the forum, been lurking for a few days and finally will be attempting my first poker table build (It will be an 8X4 table). I have limited woodworking knowledge and had never owned or used a router till today. I am using (2) 3/4 Plywood and (1) 1/2 for the top of the raised rail. I welcome all advice or suggestions I’ll add some photos of the progress of day 1 and keep posting photos as it progresses. I also added the poker chips i will hopefully be ordering from cpc to play on this ‍
 

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Looking good so far.
If you want tips, maybe you can share how you plan to continue so the community can weigh in before it’s done.
I would have used the 1/2“ sheet for the playfield to reduce the weight a little. But if you have a dedicated spot for the table it does not really matter.

By the way: nice boat.
 
Looking good so far.
If you want tips, maybe you can share how you plan to continue so the community can weigh in before it’s done.
I would have used the 1/2“ sheet for the playfield to reduce the weight a little. But if you have a dedicated spot for the table it does not really matter.

By the way: nice boat.
i am attempting to replicate this table.
i do no have a dedicated space and will more than likely be moving it around. I am early into this so i dont mind getting another 1/2 sheet if it would make a difference on yalls suggestions.
 
I purchased the 1/2 plywood and will be swapping out the 3/4 playing surface
 

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Had a late start today but swapped the 3/4 plywood playing surface for a 1/2 inch and managed to get some measurements and cuts done as well as attach about half of the T nuts till i ran out of material and it got late to be running the router. Ill continue tomorrow. Still uncertain about putting lights or leave as is.
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I finished attaching the T Nuts and cut out my top rail. I think i might have made a mistake as i cut out my top rail to 5 1/2 Inches but the groove where my diffuser will go extends a 1/4 past the top rail due to my router cut being off… Will the 1 inch foam padding be enough to extend past the diffuser or did i ruin a sheet and have cut a new top rail???
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I cut out the rest of the cupholders today and applied some wood filler waiting for it to dry to sand and make a new cut for the diffuser to make sure the rail is over. foam and vinyl should arrive tomorrow also need to cut spacers and glue
 

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Whisper Vinyl and foam arrived today from YAT. I finished cutting the rails and playing surface today. I also glued the 1/4” closed cell Volara and 1/4” Pink Sew Foam to the Playing surface. Gorilla Legs have shipped as well and should arrive soon.
 

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Whisper Vinyl and foam arrived today from YAT. I finished cutting the rails and playing surface today. I also glued the 1/4” closed cell Volara and 1/4” Pink Sew Foam to the Playing surface. Gorilla Legs have shipped as well and should arrive soon.
Looking good , good choice on legs. Makes the table feel solid
 
Hadnt worked on the table in a while but decided to spend some time on it today after receiving this table saw for my Bday today as well as the poker chips in the pic. I was able to glue and cut the spacers that will be going around the table for the raised rail. I was also able to cut the hardboard trim that will go-around the rail before upholstery. Still Waiting on legs to arrive and Felt is in the process with T_chan ‍
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@joshualopez1 are you planning on adding any lighting? Have you selected a LED diffuser?

If so, which one?
I dont think im going to add lighting i havnt even attempted to figure out how it would go… i might add it later on once i complete the table im going to leave some space in the rail for it.
 
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I was able to finish gluing the spacers down as well as attached the top rail and edge trim around the raised rail. I also purchased the apache case recommended on here and plasti dipped the foam while i waited for the glue to dry. Pic of case with chips is before plasti dip.
 

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I applied a Varathane finish and and added the Gorilla legs to the table. I also have the piece in the pic not sure where it goes if anyone knows what it’s for. THANKS
 

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Took her inside to see what it'll look like mostly assembled. Happy with progress so far
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Wow! You are making quick work of this project! It's looking good.

I also have the piece in the pic not sure where it goes if anyone knows what it’s for. THANKS

I have not assembled one of these before, but that looks to me like it might be a catch for the legs when they are folded.
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Wow! You are making quick work of this project! It's looking good.



I have not assembled one of these before, but that looks to me like it might be a catch for the legs when they are folded.
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Wow! You are making quick work of this project! It's looking good.



I have not assembled one of these before, but that looks to me like it might be a catch for the legs when they are folded.
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your correct thanks
 
In this pic, is the top rail and the lower rail (directly below the top rail) are they they same dimensions? OR does the top rail have an over hang at all?
initially i mistakenly made them the same dimmensions. But i went back and made the top rail extend about 1/2” over the lower rail. Im hoping once i add the 1” foam and vinyl it'll extend a bit more.
 
Finally finished cutting out and gluing the cup holder rings. Feels like it took forever i kept making mistakes or breaking the rings. Going to wait till tomorrow to hopefully begin with the Vinyl upholstery.
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