|Project by TimN||posted 03-21-2013 05:13 AM||1291 views||7 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my poker table. My wife and I host several Texas Hold-Em parties each year. 24 people, 3 tables of 8. We did use the cheap table toppers and a poorly built table. So I thought, I am a woodworker, I could make one. Here it is.
Baltic Birch ply for the top and column. Completely covered, or almost completely with mahogany on the base. The top is a combination of mahogany, curly cherry, bubinga in the chip holder and birds eye maple in the alternating chip holders. I found a design online that used pine and ply at a cost of 200-300 dollars. This one has way more than that in hardwoods. Speedcloth for the center.
The most fun was cutting all of the molding with a Stanley 150 Miter box and a Bad Axe miter saw. Then trimmed on a Shooting board. The hand tools worked better and safer than the table saw, and the 22.5 degree angle was easy to do.
Top comes off the base and is secured using 4 oak dowels. This keeps the top from wobbling at all when you put pressure on it.
I am pleased with how it turned out, just need to borrow a truck to get it from my shop to my house. My shop is rented space in the industrial park, a couple of minutes from my house.
Thanks for looking.