$20 Poker Table

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Project by 7Footer posted 02-21-2013 05:55 PM 1283 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-21-2013 08:19 PM

Great work on this

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 09:29 PM

Nice one! When you put the new top on, think about some sort of edge treatment to hide those staples and it will be totally over the top!

Nice find and build.


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#3 posted 02-22-2013 03:43 PM

Great looking table, that base would have made me buy it also, especially at that price. Nice top you put on it,
but if we are not making mistakes, we are not doing anything. Maybe you can get some info on the felt they
use on pool tables if it is not too expensive. Thank you for sharing, and keep having fun.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 09:37 PM

Great job on dressing up the poker table. Like the color of the legs and the red felt.

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