Table Time! Seeking tips.

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We (Well perhaps I) have decided that our faithful table topper shall be no more when we come out of this socially distanced phase we are in. Amazing how much we have missed our home game, and want to kick off too a fresh start when we can. We are going to roll with Chanman Poker Tables, believe he may be a member here, and can't wait to get started. We're both busy hospital workers (Not the frontline type, God bless you), so hoping the forum can save us some time in decisions to make.

Would love feedback, and any strong opinions you may have on your experiences with a table build. Couple decisions are made already, and while likely won't move off those decisions; if something screams wrong please let me know!

Locked in:
  • Table topper for our existing dining room table. No dedicated space for a poker room until the children are a bit older. Pic attached was the inspiration.
  • Rail, but not overly raised; ie no lights.
  • Custom felt.

Unsure:
  • Felt colors, was thinking purple. How greatly are chips affected by felt color? IE do / should felt colors affect chip choice patterns and colors later?
  • In rail cup holders? Feel this is a great look. Or slide in cup holders? Feel these are more functional.
  • 8 or 10 seats? Rarely reach 10 players, is it foolish to not build for it though?

Themes:
  • Struggling here with this, outside of the color, any tips on customizing the home table?
  • Outside, and inside betting line patterns?

We are leaning towards tying in some language culture, with family name. Generally a less is more type household, but certainly want some flash / pop; thoughts on how to balance this? There are a couple poker "quotes" I like ... one could work along the betting line?

Anyhow, little rambly but would very much appreciate any insight / advice that may be available.
 

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Well you have made the right move going with @T_Chan.
I don't think you will find anyone on here that hasn't been 100% satisfied with anything they received from Tony.
Can't wait to see what you get!
 
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We (Well perhaps I) have decided that our faithful table topper shall be no more when we come out of this socially distanced phase we are in. Amazing how much we have missed our home game, and want to kick off too a fresh start when we can. We are going to roll with Chanman Poker Tables, believe he may be a member here, and can't wait to get started. We're both busy hospital workers (Not the frontline type, God bless you), so hoping the forum can save us some time in decisions to make.

Would love feedback, and any strong opinions you may have on your experiences with a table build. Couple decisions are made already, and while likely won't move off those decisions; if something screams wrong please let me know!

Locked in:
  • Table topper for our existing dining room table. No dedicated space for a poker room until the children are a bit older. Pic attached was the inspiration.
  • Rail, but not overly raised; ie no lights.
  • Custom felt.

Unsure:
  • Felt colors, was thinking purple. How greatly are chips affected by felt color? IE do / should felt colors affect chip choice patterns and colors later?
  • In rail cup holders? Feel this is a great look. Or slide in cup holders? Feel these are more functional.
  • 8 or 10 seats? Rarely reach 10 players, is it foolish to not build for it though?

Themes:
  • Struggling here with this, outside of the color, any tips on customizing the home table?
  • Outside, and inside betting line patterns?

We are leaning towards tying in some language culture, with family name. Generally a less is more type household, but certainly want some flash / pop; thoughts on how to balance this? There are a couple poker "quotes" I like ... one could work along the betting line?

Anyhow, little rambly but would very much appreciate any insight / advice that may be available.
Dying to see how this turns out. I have the same issue here as I have detached the folding legs from my poker table and we have used it as a full table top in the dining room. It is heavy but it works out. Storage and convenience is the pain...

Please send us pics when @T_Chan finishes up for you!!!
 

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Green felt is classic. I highly recommend some sort of betting line or artwork that can delineate a betting line. Other than that, do what you like.

(3/4" high rail. See if 84' x 42" fits in your space. Slide in cupholders.)
 
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