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Project by Adam posted 02-16-2011 02:42 AM 5455 views 20 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry poker table with a plywood base I was requested to build for an avid poker player at my work. The outside ring of cherry is removable form the base which all the fabric is glued to. The fabric, which has hearts spade clubs and diamonds woven in, and the brass cup holders were purchased from an online poker supply store. The legs are the folding type burchased at the big box store of $20, this was requested so he could store the table when not in use. The design is a wood smith design but I drew the plans in sketchup from pictures on the Web.

As you can see I had a little issue when routing one of the circles for the brass cup holders and it blew into 8 pieces when it caught the end grain in the right hand side of the circle. I crawled around an found all eight pieces and glued them back together and you can see the results of the glue up in picture 3. The recipient could not figure out which holder was the one that was broken.

here are a few more pictures

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada





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douglbe

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 03:00 AM

Beautiful, Nice workmanship. Cherry is my favorite wood to work with, it is just plain beautiful wood. Very nice!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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Thepps

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 03:13 AM

Looks great! Nice, tight miters. Very well done.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 02-16-2011 03:34 AM

Hey Adam,
Now that is one serious poker table….beautiful timber and finish….great job

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MayflowerDescendant

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 04:58 AM

Wow – that’s AWESOME! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Seeharlez

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#5 posted 02-16-2011 04:59 AM

Very cool! I like the wood and fabric choice. I made one a few years ago as well. You can see it under my projects:
Poker Table

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 02-16-2011 11:44 AM

Great job on this. I like the colors and how deep the chip holders are. What size are those? My brother and I have made these as well. He is always making them and selling them. Mine is getting its 2nd re-felting which means she gets used alot… LOL

Here is a pic of the one I have. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/21777

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

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steliart

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 12:27 PM

Very nice work and documentation, thanks

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Don Johnson

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#8 posted 02-16-2011 01:08 PM

Very smart job.
I’m particularly impressed by the idea of the outer ring being removable, making the ease of the fabric placement (and possible replacement) a simple task rather than having to carefully cut and fit odd shapes in the bottoms of recesses.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 02-16-2011 02:11 PM

Very nice.

Lee

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 02-16-2011 02:54 PM

This is a very nicely done poker table. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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devann

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#11 posted 02-16-2011 05:11 PM

That’s a cool looking table, real pretty. Well done, a nice finish. Poker tables I’ve played on only had seven sides?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Sawdust

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#12 posted 02-16-2011 08:06 PM

Very nice and well done.
Sawdust

Here’s mine:

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Adam

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#13 posted 02-16-2011 09:25 PM

Ken – The trays are 12 1/4” x 5” x 2”

It looks like poker tables are a popular project – Thanks for all the great comments.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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Robsshop

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#14 posted 02-17-2011 07:10 AM

Adam, Deal me in ! That is a sharp looking table and a pleasure to sit at i am sure ! Nice work.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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