Table Tennis Anyone?

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Blog entry by Brett posted 08-11-2012 03:56 AM 5001 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How about Ping Pong?

Our family has been wanting a ping pong table for a while now and we never picked one up. They are kinda large and we don’t have the space to leave it set up permantly and we don’t have the space to store it either, at least the kind with the wheels and all that attached. To buy an outdoor table gets pretty spendy.

I decided that I would use a piece of MDF to make a two piece top that can be set up on our “craft” table and taken down and stored in a much smaller space than a “real” ping pong table could be stored.

this was a fun project to build. It was simple, quick and the rewards in fun are HUGE!

The table is not “official” size, it’s smaller, 4’ x 8’ vs. the official size of 5’ x 9’. It is still pretty heavy even though the top is in half, 4’ x 4’, but it’s managable.

I hope that you enjoy the video.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 08-11-2012 05:59 AM

Great project, it nice to see the kids helping out. Looked like they had a good time.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 07:46 AM

Another nice build Brett and the kid’s didn’t even end up green…................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 12:46 PM

An excellent project with the finest team of builders one could ever hope for. This table will become part of the family memories-the build as well as the many matches played on it.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 08-11-2012 01:04 PM

Great “How-To” video, I enjoyed watching. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 01:39 AM

Absolutely perfect. What a great Dad! This is a great idea for so many reasons including the storage ability. I have dust piles that take up more room than this will. Once again it was a joy to watch your quiver at work! One of these days you’ll have to show your better half assisting as well. Great job.
Peace and Blessings to you and yours!

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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#6 posted 04-02-2014 07:02 PM

Awesome project Brett. How is the MDF holding up?

-- -Excuse my work, it's my first day.

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#7 posted 04-02-2014 07:13 PM

Fine work. I have always suspected that the “official” size of the playing surface was calculated to prevent the average homeowner from constructing a table out of readily available sheet goods. The schmucks! Pong on!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#8 posted 04-02-2014 09:06 PM

Thanks everyone! The top is holding up fine. It hasn’t been played on lately but the nicer weather is coming on so it should come out soon and get some action.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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