I'd like to convert this conference table into a poker table. The top is 34.5" wide x 81.5 long.
The width is a little smaller than I would like but it may actually work better with my limited space and I have short arms with a big belly.
I have a very low budget that I'm working with.
1) Padded rail - With the already narrow table I'm afraid to consume too much playing surface with rail. What size rail would you recommend and what would be the minimum overlap?
2) Felt - I'd love to get a custom printed felt but it's not in the budget. Should I look at speed cloth or is there a better option in the speed cloth price range?
3) Mounting the cloth - I'm planning on using some foam that I have laying around for under the felt but not sure if I'm going to like it. Is there a different method of attaching the felt other than 1000 staples? I was wondering if anyone has used spline material like screen doors or similar.