|Project by 7Footer||posted 02-21-2013 05:55 PM||921 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Found this oval shaped wood table at a garage sale for $10, it was a bit rough but I really liked the base. It was painted this super ugly pastel color, so rather than spending about 80 hours trying to sand the paint off so I could stain the legs I just roughed up the legs a bit and used a black rattle can.
I detached the top so I could secure the leaf to the side pieces because it was a bit loose form the cheesy old brass latches it has, and just screwed them onto the base with a couple of 2×4’s between the base and the table top, now the height is nice and the thing is a tank.
At work we have a whole room full of various padding and foam that we came across several years ago so I found some suitable foam and bought some felt from Joanne Fab (big mistake too, this was before I knew that there were different grades of felt). So needless to say I am getting rid of it because every single time we play poker i have to shave the table to get the fuzzies off, its a real pain, I keep a red solo cup and a razor just so I can shave it, but it sucks because the cards dont slide well, still though better than the told poker table top cover I had.
Snoop and 2Pac approve.
Lesson learned though, regular felt is totally unacceptable for a poker table!
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