The ping pong table is built using pocket hole joinery below the playing surface. In this sense, the table is “faux mission style”, since no mortise or tenon joinery was used to make the leg assemblies. Using pocket hole joinery, the entire cabinet below the playing surface took only 9 hours to build. The playing surface is two layers. The bottom layer is a subtop made of three side by side panels of 1.5×8 mdf. The top layer is four 2.5×4.5 quarter panels of mdf screwed to the subtop from underneath to form the full size 5×9 top. The seams between panels were filled and sanded. Three coats of white primer followed by three coats of blue. The primer was masked off to form the striping. The table was designed to meet ITTF standards.