Poker Table

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Project by NewfieDan posted 03-01-2011 08:25 PM 2014 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a poker table I built for my son for his birthday. I chose the burgundy felt since I felt green was too common. I used plans from a magazine with a few personal changes. The cup holders are recessed to prevent cups and bottles from being knocked over, and lined wit cork to protect against moisture from the drinks. The chip holders are aslo recessed to keep the chips from getting mixed up with those in play. The top and chip holders are removable to allow for the felt replacement. The pedestal was made using a birds mouth bit on a router table. The legs are made from gluing up 3/4 stock and a round over set deep enough to create a step for a small detail that adds more than it appears. All edges have been rounded over using various sizes of bits. The table top measures approx. 65” across. To move the table the felt palying surface is removed then the top is unbolted from the base. If necessary the legs can aslo be unbolted from the pedstal.

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#1 posted 03-01-2011 08:39 PM

Nice job I have one posted here as well. I did red as well. I will have to redo mine soon it has had many games with the boys. Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 09:41 PM

wow what a sweet gift…Looks Super !!!!

That’s the REAL DEAL (pun intended)

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 10:04 PM

Very nice job on the table!!!!

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 10:06 PM

He used to give me ahrd time abouut my woodworking. He used to call it my whittling. Until he got this table. then he changed his tune a bit.

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#5 posted 03-02-2011 01:26 AM

Really nice!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 10-28-2016 06:30 PM

The chip trays should not be recessed. It is important for a player’s chips to be visible to all players at the table, because stack size is a factor in the game.

It’s also counter-productive to try to segregate the chips from the table, since it is common to simply slide your chips from your stack into the pot.

FYI. Wouldn’t expect someone who doesn’t play poker to know this, I suppose.

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