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Learn How to Make Poker Tables

Jun 7, 2008
Description: Cannot afford to buy Poker Tables? Let's learn to make Poker Tables on your own and have all the fun.

This article will help you create a new table top that will be used as Poker Tables. These Poker Tables can be stored on its side when not in use.

Please follow the instruction below:

The materials required include MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard), ply, wood screws, Wattyl Interior Stain and Wattyl Estapol Gloss (Clear Lacquer) for an exposed wooden "beer rail," staples, spray adhesive, PVA wood glue (from the hardware store); white vinyl, length blue felt (from the fabric store), foam, and foam EVA (from the foam supplier).

The total cost of materials would be about $210. The tools required include a jigsaw (for shaping wood), drill (one-time use, for pilot hole for jigsaw blade), orbital sander or sandpaper (to correct the jigsaw-handling inadequacy), staple gun (one for every 1,000 staples), and a helper.

If a "beer rail" is required, start with a top sheet of plywood. Otherwise use two sheets of MDF to mark out and cut the main shape of the table or table top (use an electric kitchen knife, $20). Begin with a 1,200mm-wide sheet -- to come in 600mm from the side and the ends -- to find the midpoint of the oval arc. Screw in a broom handle there and draw against the firm edge. Cut the curves off and place the top "template" over the bottom sheet of MDF. Trace around the table to make the pieces fit evenly. Now, cut the four corners off the bottom sheet, leaving a 700mm wide felt-covered playing area. Move it to the side, and cut once with the jigsaw to separate the padded rail section.

Stain the ply and spray some adhesive to the back of the EVA foam and to the plywood. Trim the edges off using Stanley knife. Lay out the felt, flip over the board, and staple it on tight (use an electric stapler), cutting off any excess felt. Now, cut the two inches of foam by one inch to make a rounded edge off the outside edge. Glue the foam down with PVA wood glue to the padded rail section of wood. Stand before and after the first coat of lacquer. Staple on either side of the foam and seal the ends. Turn over the inside of the rail, apply it to the main table section, and staple it. Pull the vinyl tight and underneath the table, and ask the helper to staple from the bottom. Drop or screw the felt section straight into the middle. This completes developing of Poker Tables.

See, how easy it is to create Poker Tables for ourselves at such cheap cost. We can enjoy all the fun and excitement to play the game also being humble to our pockets. If we cannot afford the expensive ready made tables, this option fulfils our wish and also solves the purpose. We can also proudly tell somebody, that we own Poker Tables.
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Visit Brian Garvin and Jeff West's Website and check out our Home Poker Tables and learn more about Poker Chips from Poker Stars Direct. You may use this article but please leave bio & all links intact.
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