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Forum topic by Tooch posted 12-31-2013 03:20 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2013 03:20 PM

tyh

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails


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#1 posted 12-31-2013 03:37 PM

Really all you would need to do is just make an enclosure underneath the table to hold the fridge. I think I would probably wire in an outlet to the underside of the table so that the fridge can be plugged into that, and then you just add a male plug to the wiring so you can keep it cold. I would use the dual locking casters: the ones that lock the wheel, and keep the caster from rotating. I think I would personally add about a 1/4-1/2” lip around the table proud of the main surface to keep the ball from rolling off.

Hey, I went to college too. Most of the tables there were just doors that people pulled off of closets and put down onto sawhorses. Especially in the dorms.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 04:23 PM

Ha ha ha … I remember the days of closet doors, too. good times, good times. As we are getting older now, we still have the same past-times, we’ve just changed our expectations of playing surfaces!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 06:26 PM

I made a beer pong table a few years back from an old ping-pong table. I used 2×4’s for the base as well as supports underneath (you never know when someone is going fall or climb on it…). It worked pretty well but it wasn’t very mobile. It did have an awesome Razorback paint job though. I ended up putting cheap, plastic shelves underneath to hold cups, spare balls, etc. I suppose you could integrate some small cabinets underneath and put the whole thing on a large mobile base. I would suggest keeping as two pieces like a regular ping-pong table so it’s more easily moved and stored. I put some clasp/latches underneath to hold the two pieces together. Make sure they’re sturdy though, if your friends are anything like mine it’s sure to take a beating. Good luck and be sure to post pictures!

-- David

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