Poker Table

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Project by WWilson posted 02-23-2010 05:12 AM 6281 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these poker tables from plans from Woodsmith # 158. These were Christmas gifts – one for my brother and one for my brother-in-law. This was my first major project and I was very happy with how they came out. First time I used MDF and first time I bought rough lumber and turned it into a piece of furniture. Sure learned a lot during this build. The table has an MDF frame and is trimmed out with red oak. I bought some veneer at Woodcraft to create the raised fields on the edges. Cup holders have hardboard bottoms and then cork inserts (not shown). I finished the tables with 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal. Love that finish.

P.S. The pedestals were ordered from Rockler. They don’t come with feet. You have to order those extra. Notice my fancy 2×6 temporary feet on the blue table – I couldn’t get the feet in time for Christmas! Live and learn!

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#1 posted 02-23-2010 08:10 AM

Nice job! I think the veneer makes them look classy—especially the blue one!


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#2 posted 02-23-2010 03:11 PM

Those are slick, I like the blue one too.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#3 posted 02-23-2010 03:49 PM

Great tables, Great name (Im a Wilson too) How did you do the felt? Can’t show the wife she will want one right away and I am already working on 2 other projects! Thanks for posting, michael

-- wooley

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#4 posted 02-23-2010 06:17 PM

Great tables. Anti-up.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 02-23-2010 06:18 PM

Nice, I have a homemade one as well. Love the Blue one! Great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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