ping pong table/ buffet table

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Project by Jimboe posted 02-20-2008 07:43 PM 2298 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Holiday parties always happen at my parents house problem was that the table they had wouldnt fit the whole family . So i decided to make them a table that we all could sit together and eat . Plus some entertainment after the big dinner .

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 07:47 PM

That is sure different! Great job though.

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

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 08:55 PM

Really cool!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 02-20-2008 09:17 PM

That is great. It beats sitting around watching tv. Very nice project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 09:22 PM

I used to love to play ping-pong, and was really good. Then I met up with this guy who put so much english on every hit that he put me to shame. I mean to tell you, he looked like he was swinging for the bleachers, but the ball would barely come off his paddle, when it hit my side it careened off to one side or the other, and I could never get a good slam on him. Anyway, I degress…
This is really nice, and I particularly like the benches. Can you expand on their construction?

-- You gotta laugh a little...

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#5 posted 02-20-2008 10:19 PM

Now when someone asks you to “serve” the mashed potatoes, things could get interesting. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 02-21-2008 04:07 AM

this will be a “smash hit”...great, creative idea…what is the top made out of?

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#7 posted 02-21-2008 04:26 AM

Excellent idea. Does the top flip over for serving food or do you just “serve on the court”? I would like to know what you used for the top as well.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 02-21-2008 05:53 AM

blake cover and serve on the court . The flip up side is so you can practice solo.

When i looked up on the internet the regulations on a ping pong table it says it should be 5 feet wide and 9 feet long and that the thickness should be 3/4 with only 5 ply . With standard sheets being 4X8 i had to go to a custom store (cost me a good penny to get the 5 foot width) plus all they had was maple .

green minwax stain topped with polycrilic

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#9 posted 02-22-2008 04:16 AM

Jimboe, pretty cool. Love the fact that painted the stools to match.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 02-23-2008 01:03 PM

what a great idea!
Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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