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I was trying to search for ideas for a new build, and couldn't believe we didn't have a dedicated pRon thread for tables yet. If you have a table whether you built it or not, please post pics of your table(s) here and possible dimensions. If you built it then a link to the build thread would be cool too. If you have a craps, black jack, or other gaming table please post as well unless someone thinks it would be better have a separate thread.

I know several of you have posted many tables in other threads but if you can a nice dedicated thread would be nice IMO, that way people can see different styles and felt/rail//racetrack combos as well without sifting through the search engine.

I'll start with a plain jane portable:
48"X96"

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Link to build Thread:
http://www.pokertableforum.com/threads/not-so-budget-budget-build.47/
 
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Love the pattern and color, from the felt. Any chance to iron out the creases, near the SB button?
In the build thread I talk about the wrinkles and one piece of plywood must have a a slight bow to it because the felt was tight and wrinkle free when I stapled it but when I attached the playing surface to the rail it ended up with some wrinkles. They appear worse than they are

How wobbly is the table with those legs?
There is no wobble at all in this table, but it is heavy as hell
 
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Nice thread! I love tables, almost obsessed with them. :oops:

Poker tables (4'x8'):

Main Table:
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Secondary poker table (4'x8') (doubling as a table game table for casino night in the pic) (bought this one and immediately resurfaced it)
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Craps table (10x5'):
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Roulette table (4'x8'):
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I know and I'm a member (i.e. my build thread link)but I'll bet less than 10 percent of this community goes over there and there are a lot of tables here that won't ever mak it over there. I'm also trying to preserve photos here too, as the threads at CT and PMC have been gutted due to photo hosting website issues
 

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Nice thread! I love tables, almost obsessed with them. :oops:

Hi ballman. That craps rubber border. Does it stand up on its own if you have a raised rail? Or is it too flimsy and require more backing.

I'm looking for a transformer solution. From poker to craps. I sorted out the roll out felt. But have yet to figure out the bumper rail.
 
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On the poker table, it stands up on its own. I have about a 2-3" raised rail and the rubber is rigid enough to stay in place. It works well...but caution, it might lead to bigger things/tables. o_O :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

It doesn't work too well on my other poker table with only a 1.5" high rail. But a little more support that would rest on top of the rail would make it work.
 
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Well, with @T_Chan in the thread, my tables are going to look like they belong here. I'll post them anyway:

Topper with modular rail (like Lt. Dan, it ain't go no legs). Fits in the back seat of a car. (Build thread)




Before and after of my refurbed Craigslist table. New foam and cloth, reinforced around the hinges. Matching the pattern over the two sides was a fun challenge.

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My humble addition. 54" octagon. It has an oak pedestal base from a Craigslist table. The track is padded and covered in vinyl. Rail was hand stitched. I glued the fabric cord between the track and the speed cloth. Not necessary, but pretty easy and I thought it looked nice plus tied in with the gold design on the chairs as well. 8 screws to remove the center and replace the cloth. The fabric cord should be easily replaced. We'll see about that, once I get up the nerve to order a new cloth from T_chan!

EDIT: Someone asked me about the rail and why it was hand stitched. As I recall, when I bought the Naugahyde texture vinyl, it only came in 54" lengths. So it wasn't long enough to wrap the rail as one piece. I decided I liked the texture, vs smooth vinyl, enough to have the stitch. If both the track and rail required stitching, I'd probably have bailed on the vinyl.

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Eric is this table 50" with the foam or did you cut it down from a 60" piece?
I believe the table top itself is 44 or 46" wide. The topper that goes on top of it (including the rail) measures 50" across. Not sure if I'm understanding your question fully.
 
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I believe the table top itself is 44 or 46" wide. The topper that goes on top of it (including the rail) measures 50" across. Not sure if I'm understanding your question fully.
so you resurfaced an existing table?

or did you make it out of a regular sheet of plywood OR did get a 60" sheet of plywood and cut it down to 50"?

I guess the easiest way to ask "is it 50" before or after putting the vinyl and foam on the rail?"
 
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Here's my table, initial cuts for playing surface, and rails were with the assistance of Trihonda. Legs were repurposed from a cabin table found at a Restore. Biggest project by far that I have ever attempted, very happy with the results!
 

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First off, for everyone posting - nice work! I appreciate a well-done cheap refurb of a cheap table as much as Chanman's excellent work.


Second, Chanman - dude... Dude.


Third:
I glued the fabric cord between the track and the speed cloth. Not necessary, but pretty easy and I thought it looked nice plus tied in with the gold design on the chairs as well.
It think the roping is a very classy touch, one I haven't personally seen on a poker table (but have seen on chairs, etc.) I hope it's easy to re-apply. I think a table with roping inside and decorative studs outside can look really good, as if done by a classic furniture maker. Nice job!

Rail was hand stitched.
I know some people obsess over continuous sheet vinyl for rails, but well-done stitching can look great, too. Also, if a rail were done with real leather, hand-stitching would be a necessity, unless it were made of elephant hide, or something. Frankly, if I saw roping, decorative studs, and rail seams... I'd assume the rail was covered in leather until I learned otherwise because of the seams.
 

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I know some people obsess over continuous sheet vinyl for rails, but well-done stitching can look great, too. Also, if a rail were done with real leather, hand-stitching would be a necessity, unless it were made of elephant hide, or something. Frankly, if I saw roping, decorative studs, and rail seams... I'd assume the rail was covered in leather until I learned otherwise because of the seams.
I can be OCD at times fore sure and was nervous about the stitching, figuring at best I'd tolerate it. But I wanted that leather look. The young builder was new to the business and his prices were very good, so I took a shot. To be honest, I ended up really liking the stitching, especially with the Naugahyde (leather-looking) vinyl. His mother did the stitching! I've talked with another local builder and he's asked several upholsterers to stitch a rail for him, but they didn't turn out well, so he's about given up.
 

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I hate to post my fugly tables, especially after T_Chan has already won the thread.

That said, I know that there are others like me out there. I don't have the space for a permanent table. Not even a table that can be dressed up with a dining topper. So everything needs to be disassembled and stored between games. I also have never found a fold-up poker table that didn't feel cheap. With that in mind, I present the first of my 3 tables, which is a topper for the dining table.

I built this before I discovered the help available in these forums. They were posted back on CT, so I apologise to those that have to view them twice :oops:. Because I was going virtually advice free, you will find a lot of unique solutions below.
First, I started with 1/2 of a pingpong table that someone abandoned. I cut off the corners to make it into an octagon. I then covered the surface with moleskin. I didn't know about speedcloth and such back then, but moleskin is durable, has a fair card glide, and the "fur" on the backside provides a firm cushioned surface. You may ask how I discovered moleskin, but it's a bit of a long and humorous story, that resulted in me being banned from Hancock Fabrics.

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A closer look at the moleskin. The play surface side has a suede-like feel.
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The cloth is attached with binder clips, available for a few bucks at any office supply store. Available even cheaper from work's office supply room. After attaching the cloth I just pinch and remove the loops
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The dining table, circa 1970. You can get one just like it on Craigslist for $20. If you do, you probably overpaid by $15.
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We take out the leaf and put in a couple of scrap boards. Because the table topper is a pressboard ping-pong table, I wanted as much support under the wood as possible.
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Before we put the topper down, I lay a rug-gripper on top. This prevents the topper from sliding about. It also protects that fake wood laminate on the table.
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Plop on top.
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The rails are repurposed stair treads. At the time of the build, the only tool I has was a circular saw, and I really didn't know how to use that. Still don't really. It has a laser on it, but the laser wont cut shit, you have to use the saw. The stairs have one edge rounded off, so I didn't have to buy a router, and even though it's a wooden rail, it is not uncomfortable. It is designed to breakdown to 2 pieces for storage.
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Stairs would make for a really wide rail, so...
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A closer look at the rail, and my uneven cutting skills.
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Dropping the rail on, and the table starts to look like a table.
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At first I had drilled a couple of holes and had a wooden rod to line up the rail halfs. I later bought a biscuit joiner. This cuts slots that hold wooden wafers that hardly pass for biscuits in the south.
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Underneath the table I have a hook and eye that holds the halves together. Just in case you were wondering about the dangling hook in the previous picture.
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Slide-under cupholders. @Mrs Poker Zombie wrapped some of the spare moleskin around them for a finished look.
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It measures 56" across, from flat edge to flat edge. A number of players have problems pulling pots, sweeping the muck, and so forth, but some players find it to be their favorite table because we're self-dealt, and the other 2 tables are oval-ish.
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I hate to post my fugly tables, especially after T_Chan has already won the thread.

That said, I know that there are others like me out there. I don't have the space for a permanent table. Not even a table that can be dressed up with a dining topper. So everything needs to be disassembled and stored between games. I also have never found a fold-up poker table that didn't feel cheap. With that in mind, I present the first of my 3 tables, which is a topper for the dining table.

I built this before I discovered the help available in these forums. They were posted back on CT, so I apologise to those that have to view them twice :oops:. Because I was going virtually advice free, you will find a lot of unique solutions below.
First, I started with 1/2 of a pingpong table that someone abandoned. I cut off the corners to make it into an octagon. I then covered the surface with moleskin. I didn't know about speedcloth and such back then, but moleskin is durable, has a fair card glide, and the "fur" on the backside provides a firm cushioned surface. You may ask how I discovered moleskin, but it's a bit of a long and humorous story, that resulted in me being banned from Hancock Fabrics.

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A closer look at the moleskin. The play surface side has a suede-like feel.
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The cloth is attached with binder clips, available for a few bucks at any office supply store. Available even cheaper from work's office supply room. After attaching the cloth I just pinch and remove the loops
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The dining table, circa 1970. You can get one just like it on Craigslist for $20. If you do, you probably overpaid by $15.
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We take out the leaf and put in a couple of scrap boards. Because the table topper is a pressboard ping-pong table, I wanted as much support under the wood as possible.
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Before we put the topper down, I lay a rug-gripper on top. This prevents the topper from sliding about. It also protects that fake wood laminate on the table.
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Plop on top.
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The rails are repurposed stair treads. At the time of the build, the only tool I has was a circular saw, and I really didn't know how to use that. Still don't really. It has a laser on it, but the laser wont cut shit, you have to use the saw. The stairs have one edge rounded off, so I didn't have to buy a router, and even though it's a wooden rail, it is not uncomfortable. It is designed to breakdown to 2 pieces for storage.
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Stairs would make for a really wide rail, so...
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A closer look at the rail, and my uneven cutting skills.
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Dropping the rail on, and the table starts to look like a table.
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At first I had drilled a couple of holes and had a wooden rod to line up the rail halfs. I later bought a biscuit joiner. This cuts slots that hold wooden wafers that hardly pass for biscuits in the south.
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Underneath the table I have a hook and eye that holds the halves together. Just in case you were wondering about the dangling hook in the previous picture.
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Slide-under cupholders. @Mrs Poker Zombie wrapped some of the spare moleskin around them for a finished look.
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It measures 56" across, from flat edge to flat edge. A number of players have problems pulling pots, sweeping the muck, and so forth, but some players find it to be their favorite table because we're self-dealt, and the other 2 tables are oval-ish.
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I like the ingenuity, the repurposing, especially of the stair treads. I would have no problem playing at that table! In fact, it's interesting to note, my chairs have arm rests and players lean on the padded rail maybe 50% of the time.

Also, interesting that yours is 56" and players have issues. Mine is 54" and we're good to go. 2"...really, it makes that much of a difference? We maybe stretch sometimes, but I was tempted to go 58", but i might just keep it the same.
 
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