custom regulation pool table and cue cabinet

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Project by Lane Kersting posted 06-14-2011 02:44 AM 2171 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the pool table and cue cabinet i built my senior year of high school as my wood shop project. the pool table is regulation and has a slate top, the project used over 250 board ft of walnut and the trim on the sides and the placment dots in the top are also cherry. the project took over 1600 hrs to complete and more than 5,000 dollars. with this project i won the silver hammer award (best wood worker in the class) and the best of show award in the woods class, when i put it in the creative arts fair at my high school along with all the other students woods metals and drafting projects. i hope you enjoy it.

-- all ways things to learn

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#1 posted 06-14-2011 03:09 AM

Lane, what a project to tackle in high school. It’s beautiful. You should be very proud. Amazing.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 03:15 AM

Beautiful pool table.

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#3 posted 06-14-2011 03:15 AM

Awesome job! Those legs are really cool. I have never even come close to 1600 hrs but I imagine it felt great to finally see the end product. Great job.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#4 posted 06-14-2011 03:26 AM

That is a major accomplishment! Sure to bring years of enjoyment. Congrats on a frist class (and first place) project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 06-14-2011 03:33 AM

Awesome job. That would go great with the walnut roll top I made in high school. I’m just right over the hill in denver so you can drop it off anytime tomorrow since I know you don’t really want to keep it!! Once again, great job.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#6 posted 06-14-2011 03:42 AM

That is something to be very proud of. I have never met anyone your age with those skills. My hat’s off to you. I hope you stick with wood work, even if only as a hobby, after you finish school. From this, you have a future in it.


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#7 posted 06-14-2011 04:01 AM

Very nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 06-14-2011 04:02 AM

Very nice job Lane. I wish I had your talent and had acquired it at your age. You’ve got a strong foundation for a lifetime hobby or even career. Best wishes.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#9 posted 06-14-2011 04:21 AM

Lane, that’s got to be the most awesome school project I’ve ever seen. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- Blinded by brilliance

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#10 posted 06-14-2011 04:25 AM

That is a very nice pool table. I have never built one but I have rebuilt a few. Someday I want to make a pool cue.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 06-14-2011 04:49 AM

1600 hours!! what did you do in your spare time?

doesn’t get any better than that. great job.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#12 posted 06-14-2011 04:58 AM

excellent job! you were able to make a marriage of design concepts work on this table. very unique are the flare outs at the corners.

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#13 posted 06-14-2011 04:57 PM


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#14 posted 06-14-2011 05:09 PM

Very Nice! I think I saw an article in/on pop woodworking on you and this project. Keep up the great work!

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#15 posted 06-17-2011 04:21 AM

WOW! That is great work. I only wish I had the skills to do that and the 1600 hours to spare, whats that like 40 weeks of full time work. Amazing project. Be proud son be proud.

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, that and my family! (Aurora, IL) my blog:

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