Poker Table

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Project by Jerry Spencer posted 09-07-2013 09:10 PM 2219 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother-in-law said he has wanted a poker table when his man cave was completed. I was between projects and said, why not. Man what a learning experience this was. There is a lot of wood in this thing and for only the price of the wood, he got one.
I used some of procedures I found on and some from a set of plans I bought from The New Yankee Workshop. One big thing that helped was the Shop Geek’s web with the calculations for octagons ( The third picture is the jig I made to route out the chip section with a pattern bit. I found a set of ratcheting clamps at Harbor Freight at a nominal price.
The wood is red oak and is stained with English Chestnut and three coats of General Finishes Semi.
Oh and I was able to convince my wife that because of my brother-in-law, I needed a new sliding compound miter saw. All is good!

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 10:13 PM

Good looking table and I bet lots of good games to come.


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#2 posted 09-07-2013 11:27 PM

Very nicely done and looks like great fun to come!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 02:57 AM

That’s a beautiful thing!

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 04:07 AM

Very nice poker table Jerry…a lot of work in making that and you did a great job…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 04:41 AM

Great job Jerry. Love the quality and craftsmanship

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 09-08-2013 09:53 AM

Nice work and a great design too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 09-08-2013 11:49 AM

Fit and finish are top notch. Nice work.

-- DonB

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#8 posted 09-09-2013 02:20 PM

Very nicely done, Jerry. Good way to get a miter saw too. Would you please try to repost the ShopGeek link?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#9 posted 09-09-2013 11:33 PM

Oooooh! You hit it out of the park. With the table and with the line about the new saw.
thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 09-10-2013 11:03 PM

Thanks, sorry that link didn’t work, try this one I tried it and it worked. If not just try and look for poker table

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#11 posted 09-11-2013 02:21 PM

Great looking poker table! Great design, very well executed. Beautiful wood and finish. Excellent work!

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#12 posted 02-18-2015 07:38 AM

hey jerry im doing a school project and i was woundering if i could use your poker table design, and could you help me out by sending the measurements to me thankyou, and well done by the way.

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#13 posted 02-18-2015 04:17 PM

You did a nice job on this table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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