Walnut Poker Table

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Project by Paul posted 02-23-2012 08:19 AM 2654 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to obtain some air dried walnut for this table. For the finish I put 2 coats of teak oil rubbed in, and then 6 coats of the wipe-on polyurethane. For the final coat, I wet rubbed with 0000 steel wool and some lemon oil. It turned out very smooth. The teak oil really brought out the natural color of the walnut. The felt was from a poker source online, as well as using 1/4” closed cell foam.

The second pictures shows the table top I made as well. I put a 1” maple “inlay” around the edge to separate the walnut plywood, and the air dried walnut I used. The top has the same finish as the rest of the table.

The underside of the table top, I made little “pucks” that rest into the coasters. This helps keep the table top stable on the edges as well as keep it from twisting.

-- Paul, Iowa

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#1 posted 02-23-2012 11:07 AM

Really nice. Another item I need to add to the TO DO list.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 11:26 AM

Very nice, the walnut was a good choice

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 04:07 PM

Hi Paul Welcome to Ljs
This is one cool poker table ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 10:39 PM

Outstanding project, well done

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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