Table Pron (pics)

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  1. Feb 16, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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    As my game grew, it would occasionally, but rarely, break the 8 player limit that my first table could sit. I initially would make a quick poker table by converting the dining room table, covering it with a thin blanket and a tablecloth. At the same time, Mrs Zombie needed a table to sew on. A good sewing table sits at counter height (36" vs 30" for a regular table).

    So I built a transformer.
    Excuse the old cell camera photos

    Here we see the table in sewing mode. The cork inlay allows sewing patterns to be pinned to the surface, and eliminated the need for a pin cushion. The rail sits very low so long projects (like curtains or full length dresses) can slide through the machine without getting hung up anywhere.
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    This build occured when CompUSA was going out of buisness. When they say "everything must go" they mean it. That cart that contained bargain priced, obsolete computer games near the checkouts - I bought it, and used it for the base. It holds Mrs Zombie's fabric scraps, batting, and the like. Under the cork board is a removable trapdoor to get at it.
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    The top lifts off the crate (held in place by gravity and a snug-fitting frame). The wings fold in for "easy" carrying. I tried to make it lightweight by limiting plywood thickness where possible (non-support areas). It still weighs in at around 87 lbs if I recall, so easy and lightweight are relative terms.
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    The table legs just screw into the part that is already attached to the table. The wings are attached by piano hinges.
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    The center 4 legs are screwed onto the table
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    We then tip it upright.
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    Then insert the play surface. This is both the best and worst part of this table. It was made with a velveteen fabric over a layer of foam. It's wonderful to touch, but pitching cards considerably less so. Someday it will wear out, and I will replace it with a Chanman gaming suede, but with 8 events a year (and this table only hits the floor if I'm looking at a possible 3 table game) it may take a very long time to wear out.
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    Table completed.
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    When the wings are extended, a little more support is generated by a metal swing out support brace.
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    This table has obvious flaws. The low rail can allow chips to get away. There is no room for cupholders, so we have to use coasters. It's quite heavy for a portable table. It's usually covered in fabric and 1 or 2 sewing machines. On the other hand, it is so soft you just want to roll around naked on it. I can see why this fabric is used for dresses.
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    I have to work today so I haven't been able to open it up, but more to come on this later...

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  3. Feb 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    I like the felt pattern. Is that "Vibram Sole"?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    I assume "fragile" is French for 'walk all over me'.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2017 at 11:40 AM
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    People generally walk all over me at the poker table, so I figured this would be a good theme.
     
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  6. Feb 22, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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    True story:

    I built a nice custom table (raised rail, oak pedestal, etc.) with a one piece dining topper for a local customer who invited me to his inaugural tournament to break the table in. We set the table up in his rec room and got it ready for poker - i.e. took off the dining topper, and he was undecided where to store the topper during the tournament. I advised that we find a wall to lean it against, but we ended up placing in on the floor in his theater area between the couches and the TV, as he said no one should really be in that area. So the tourney starts up and about an hour later we're on break and folks are hanging around getting snacks and such, and I walk by the theater area, and see one of the players standing on top of the dining topper, admiring the host's new 80"+ HDTV. He walks completely across the topper (what a lovely hollow sound the footsteps made!), steps down, looks at me (my eyeballs were probably around 5" in diameter at this point), looks back at the topper (which I'm assuming he thought was just a nicely finished "riser" in the room), back at me, back at the topper, and you can almost hear the *click* in his head as he realized what he just did. He quickly walked right out of the room and the game resumed a few minutes later (we were at different tables during the tourney). I checked the topper after he hopped down, thankfully no scuff marks or dents, so no harm no foul but I was on tilt the rest of the tourney lol (one or two off the bubble IIRC) o_O

    /threadjack
     
  7. Feb 22, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    Another awesome table by @T_Chan - even though it's called a "basic table" it's really fancy and amazing to me!

    Now people can stop giving me crap for taking photos of chips on my wooden dining room table :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

    This will be stored when not in use, so I had him add handles and feet. I also have the chairs in storage but pulled one out to see how it looked with the table.

    My cat approves, and is luckily too occupied with the plastic wrap to jump on the table.

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  8. Feb 22, 2017 at 5:52 PM
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    Handles and feet is a brilliant idea!
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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    What are the dimensions of that table?
     
  10. Feb 22, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    Great looking table! I guess I like the speed cloth better than footprints
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    42"x84", I still need to organize the room but it's not a very big space. It actually fits the room really well, I'm glad I didn't go a size up.
     
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  12. Feb 28, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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    Before I post pics of the main table, here's a video of it being assembled from storage.



    Yes, this is time-lapse - but as we ready the house for a Zombie Poker Club event, it really feels as if I need to keep moving this quickly.
     
  13. Mar 3, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    Just finished my first round table. I know a lot of you don't like cup holders and racetracks, but they are kinda like a mini-van, ultra-functional.
    Round table is 55" and made to match my 2 main tables.



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  14. Mar 3, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    Nice. What color cloth is that
     
  15. Mar 3, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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    It is just listed as Grey/Black
     
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  16. Oct 6, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    Just delivered this morning. They plan to turn the table to fit into the nook when not in use which just fits.

    42"x84"
    Black suede rail
    Powder coated black cup holders
    Custom gaming suede felt
    Dual oak pedestals, double stained to match their decor, gunstock then mission oak.
    1" tall oak raised rail

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  17. Oct 6, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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  18. Oct 12, 2017 at 2:59 AM
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    44"x96"
    1.25" tall illuminated acrylic raised rail
    Custom gaming suede cloth, with custom drawn artwork
    Genuine leather rail (big cow)
    Brushed aluminum outer raised rail trim
    Modern style base (the base is so high gloss, you see the reflection of the flooring)
    Bill slot
    Bill plunger
    Drop box
    Chip drawer with lock

    4x solid oak drink carts (not pictured)

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  19. Oct 12, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    Now you're just showing off.

    Keep showing more!
     
  20. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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    Just finished my first table build:



    54" Round (More like 55"+ after foaming the rail)
    Platinum SSC
    Whisper Vinyl Rail
    SS Cupholders
    Black Lacquer Pedestal

    Overall I'm pleased though it's not up to the quality of some tables on here. I struggled a bit with the rail and it could be better in spots. (You can see where I didn't pull tight enough to follow the curve in a few places. I guess I could pull some staples and make it right if I wanted.) The finish on the pedestal and underside of the table aren't perfect but you hardly notice. All in all a great learning experience. Next up is to build a dining topper for it, I already have the wood just need to get some edge banding and tools for that.

    The chairs I picked up a set of 4 for $65. A few had some shipping damage but nothing structural and all were unused otherwise.

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  21. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:22 PM
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  22. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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    I shall indeed. More on the way shortly.
     
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  23. Oct 30, 2017 at 9:49 PM
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    Another one finished. The felt's not my cup of tea but it's their own design. It's still at my shop on dollies and I haven't cleaned up the base plate yet.

    44"x96", 10 x aluninum cup holders, custom felt, padded suede rail, modern style base.

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  24. Oct 30, 2017 at 10:14 PM
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    Staring at that felt wont cause any retinal damage..:confused::eek:
     
  25. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:10 AM
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    I didn't get any nice pics of this one, I was in too much of a rush to get it out the door since they had a hard deadline.

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  26. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:45 AM
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    I *love* the claw feet!
     
  27. Nov 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    Me too! I’ve always liked the claw feet look. Someday, I’ll get a Chanman, claw feet table!
     
  28. Nov 14, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    Then there's the option which is no feet:

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    A large non-slip mat between the table and the topper prevents it from sliding around as well as protects the dining table surface. The mat needs to be trimmed so in the photos it's just tucked underneath.

    The wording is actually MIT Nerd's to match his chips. The betting line also has orange squares with a gradient to match the chips as well with their initials JLC.

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