Discussion in 'Poker Tables, Seating, and Furniture' started by FDLmold, Feb 13, 2018.
If you were getting a custom table, what size would you prefer for the padded rail? Why?
With cup holders in the rail you will need 6".
I have had tables with 4", 5" & 6" and with or without cup holders without a doubt the 6" is the most comfortable and the best looking. IMO
I have 4" (oval) and 6" (ellipse), both without cup holders in the rail, and I actually prefer a 5" rail. I've built a couple of those with/for friends.
4" is fine, but after using a 5" and 6" reail, it feels like its not enough. On the other hand, a 6" rail feels a little like overkill and reduces the playing area slightly.
The 5" is plenty comfortable without being too big, IMO.
What style table - Round, Oval, Octagon?
No cup holders. Cup holders are for drink carts and minivans. I was thinking 5” sounded about right.
I go with a 4" low-rider (1/4" happy bottom closed cell foam) for portable table toppers, and 5" width (1" hi-density foam from YAT) for standard table builds. Only time I'd consider using 6" is for a fixed table with rail cupholders.
For comparison here is a 4", 5" & 6"
Is the YAT foam open or closed cell?
I prefer 5 in.
I built a basic table for a customer a while back and he hated the 6 in rails so much I converted it to 5 in. It did not have cup holders.
I like 5" or 6", but recommend 6" for only the bigger tables (over 7 feet). Raised rail, too. Has anyone here done a raised rail exactly the height of a barrel? I was thinking this would be useful....
I think this makes sense. Six inch rails on smaller tables look a little puffy.
I am thinking of a 5” rail on a 7x4’ table.
Rail foam is typically open cell. Playing surface foam comes both ways; I only use open cell if covering it with a waterproof surface (like SSC).
5" and no cup holders.
Not required by any means, but a 2:1 length to width ratio looks better visually imo. And I am a firm believer that 48" is too wide for a poker table.... much prefer 42"-44" max. All of my 7' tables are 84x42 overall, making the playing area 80" x 38" (2" rail overlap).
My table is a 5" raised rail, love it. We use the cup holders that have a tab that slides under the rail.
Pics and discussion here: https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/oversized-raised-rail-table-build.25381/
If no cup holders, 5" is nice for a 42"x84" table. For a bigger table like 44"x96" then I would do 6". My personal table has a 5" wide (real leather) rail. It's 42"x88".
Good advice and pictures everybody. I appreciate it.
^ Agree 100% ^
84 x 42 to me is the most comfortable to play on.
The pic above with the cup holders is 84 x 42, the other two are 94x46 and aren't as easy to deal, rake chips, see, etc.
When I built my table I couldn't decide between a 5" or 6" rail, so I made it 5.5". I have cupholders though. Without them, I'd probably be fine with a 5" rail. 6" is too wide IMO.
I built a couple of early tables with a 4-1/2" rail, but tired of measuring everything in fractions.
I've always liked the 6". More comfortable and is easier on the arms for long sessions. Plus you can rest your phone on it much better.
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Not to be rude, but are you confusing me with someone else? I just joined here today.
You'll have to excuse Wedge. He owns a time machine and gets time-periods confused. Suffice to say, you know him and he's pretty cool.
Just not yet.
You ever mod at a place like forever... and then you bump into people that used to be on those forums... and they don’t remember you?
It was the other @ruby tues.... sorry.
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