a steel and walnut pool table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 11-14-2012 03:27 AM 4037 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well, they might kick me off for this one as, though it has beautiful curly claro wlanut rails, the base and blinds are all made of metal. this was a new concept for us and the interior designer we were working with had us thinking ‘outside the box’. she had ordered a steel and wood pool table from a company that actually went out of buisiness while she was waiting to take delivery. since we were working on a 12' claro walnut dining table for the same room, and she knew we made pool tables, (15 so far), she asked what we could come up with. we made some sketches, and then we made the little scale model you see in the second picture there. 1/8th” to the foot i believe it was. from that model, we created a cad drawing incorporating 4” and 3” square steel tuning with 1/4” angle iron ‘stretchers’, which my son sam fabricated in our metal shop. the steel was roughly polished and we added the bronzy ‘rainbow’ patina using a chemical we got from sur-fin chemical in los angeles. the table leaves thursday for chicago and will be set up there by a local pool table mechanic. there is also a wood and steel custom cue rack in the same palette that goes with it. more photos and process comments on our dorset custom furniture blog post. using the information in that post and an article from fine woodworking (linked in the blog post), and a bit of patience, you too can make your own pool table. this is the second one we’ve made this year, and there is another one in the works in the shop now. more on that one as we finish it up.

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 03:32 AM

Now that a man’s pool table. Nice job on it. But you said SHE ordered it. A real woman!!

The frame is steel and the rails are wood but what is the top? slate or steel?

That baby looks heavy!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........................Jim

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#2 posted 11-14-2012 03:54 AM

I’m speechless. I want this so badly I’m going back to school to get a job that will let me buy a house with enough room to fit it.

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 04:28 AM

sweet, out of the box thinking

love it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 04:32 AM

Nice Dan !

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#5 posted 11-14-2012 05:59 AM

Wow – That looks like wood for certain. Nice work and beautiful bumpers. Is it the photos or is the felt top loose?

-- Harold

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#6 posted 11-14-2012 06:07 AM

Great looking table

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-14-2012 06:34 AM

OMG that is awesome

-- Vince

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#8 posted 11-14-2012 07:57 AM

Very nice work

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#9 posted 11-14-2012 01:30 PM

Nice job Dan. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#10 posted 11-14-2012 04:40 PM

That is a beauty of a table! Would love to have that in my rec room (the one in my dreams). ;-)

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#11 posted 11-14-2012 06:14 PM

A-OK !!! Nice Job!!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#12 posted 11-14-2012 08:46 PM

Clearly, a supreme masterpiece!


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#13 posted 11-14-2012 10:14 PM

That is one incredible table. I’d love to play a game or twelve on it!!! You’ve really raised the bar!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#14 posted 11-14-2012 10:54 PM

That’s one skookum pool table !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#15 posted 11-14-2012 11:37 PM

Another fine piece of work from you guys! Nice dog in the fourth pic :)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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