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Project by Cory posted 10-28-2009 04:34 PM 21443 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this carpetball table for the Sawdust Chronicles 60 day build challenge. It’s for a local church’s teen room where they get over 190 kids every weekend. They needed another activity to keep them busy. So, it had to be built with the users in mind. That means nearly indestructible! I made all the joints in the table mortise and tenon. This was my first attempt at this type of joinery and it went pretty well. I put a chamfer on every exposed edge of the table and sanded the heck out of this thing. At 12’ long, it weighs a ton and is very stable on the heavy duty locking casters. The table has 2 coats of primer and 4 coats of red paint to match the Church’s existing decor. Some glue on the carpet and a few staples and she’s done. The kids love it and I couldn’t have been happier to help out.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 10-28-2009 04:42 PM

Nice job!!!!
So I’ll ask just what is a Carpetball Table used for????

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 10-28-2009 04:54 PM

Sorry, I should have explained that. It’s a game that combines billiards and shuffleboard. Players line up on either ends and stack billiard balls in front of their pocket. You take turns rolling the cue ball towards the other players balls and the first person to knock all the balls into the pocket wins. It’s an addictive game and the kids love it.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#3 posted 10-28-2009 05:01 PM

Looks great and sounds like fun…

-- David '65

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#4 posted 10-28-2009 05:16 PM

Hey Cory thats a killer carpet ball table. We have one at my church too. I like what you did with the legs. Good job man.

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#5 posted 10-28-2009 05:57 PM

Good Job Cory Carpet ball is a new one on me.

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#6 posted 10-28-2009 07:17 PM

looks like fun…nice job…

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 07:34 PM

New one to me also. Great job. Looks great. BZ

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#8 posted 10-28-2009 09:04 PM

Nice job. Great of you to help out:-)) Never heard of that game before.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 10-28-2009 11:07 PM

Good job. I also like the way you did the legs. Carpetball is a new one to me too, but the concept sounds like fun. Good of you to do something for the kids.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 10-29-2009 04:24 AM

What a great project. Never heard of Carpetball before, but sure sounds like fun for young and old. You did a super job.

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#11 posted 10-29-2009 07:25 PM

Super job….......good sturdy, kid proof gaming table. May have to borrow your design for our church, we’re always looking for something to keep the kids’ mind occupied.

Never heard of carpetball before…....but we have the room to install one.

What is the width and height of the table?

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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Cory

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#12 posted 10-29-2009 07:32 PM

Thanks for all the great comments.

The table’s dimensions are approximately 12’ long, 30” wide (24” wide playing surface), and 34” from floor to playing surface. I found that height to be just about perfect for most teenagers.

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#13 posted 11-17-2009 04:35 PM

Hey did I just hear that you won? !

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#14 posted 11-17-2009 04:51 PM

Holy Schnikes! I did win! That’s completely unexpected and greatly appreciated!

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#15 posted 11-23-2009 10:47 PM

I just wanted to give a big thank you to Rockler and Kregg for the very generous prizes they donated to the contestants in the Build Challenge. I really appreciate the bench cookies and the pocket hole jig. Thanks, again.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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