|Project by RyanC||posted 04-18-2012 03:38 AM||7404 views||22 times favorited||21 comments|
I have wanted a shuffleboard table for a while now and they can be pretty expensive to buy, so I thought I would just build one. Sounded simple enough… This ultimately took me several months to finish, but I perservered. I probably have over 50 hours in the playing surface alone. The overall dimensions are 16’ long, 30” wide and the surface is 30” from the ground.
The hardwood store had ash turning squares so that’s what I made the surface out of. They started out as 3”x3”x37”. I built the playing surface in quarters to allow it to fit through my planer. When I got it all planed and sanded, it ended up at about 2.5” thick and the whole thing weighs over 200 lbs.
The supporting table itself is pretty simple. Made the surround out of MDF, the legs are more ash, and the base is just plywood. All of that is veneered in walnut.
The final touches are the vinyl decals in the middle and the ends with several coats of polyurethane. I added the scaled down version of curling circles on each end for a different scoring game.
When all was said and done, for my first project, it came out pretty good. Just have to invite over a bunch of friends to enjoy it.
-- I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!!