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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 07-26-2014 02:20 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bonesbr549

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07-26-2014 02:20 PM

I’ve got a client that wants a gaming table made. It’s not a poker table but has some poker table features. He’s a serious board game player. It’s a table with a recessed floor that’s to be felted. Never did any of that. Can anyone recommend a good substrait. I’m thinking a good ply and contact cement. Anybody made one of these or experience felting? Here’s a like to a similar one

http://geekchichq.com/


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#1 posted 07-26-2014 02:37 PM

I would think contact cement could get small lumps under the felt. I would email the site you posted and ask them what material is used and how well it is glued down. You might get the info you need from someone who sells these things for more than I pay for a new riding lawn mower. Just a thought to maybe help you out.

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#2 posted 07-27-2014 05:04 AM

I don’t believe you glue it down. You wrap and staple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSO6_UR2S3E&feature=player_detailpage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sgaCxCJTt34

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#3 posted 07-27-2014 08:16 AM

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#4 posted 07-27-2014 03:25 PM

Think Pool Table…

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#5 posted 07-27-2014 03:43 PM

I watched a pool table video where they were applying the felt and they didn’t use any glue on that either.

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#6 posted 07-27-2014 08:13 PM

I use a 3M spray adhesive (Super77) when making felt lined jewelry boxes.
Use the best felt and make sure your mating surface is FLAT and CLEAN.

I made a client a poker table. I laminated two 3/4” sheets of marine grade plywood (in case someone spilled a drink on it – if you use MDF or melamine chipboard, you may be sorry) and then laminated the top.
I laid my felt on that and it turned out great. Glass smooth, like a pool table. Stretched and stapled.

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#7 posted 07-27-2014 10:09 PM

I don’t know, Bu you’ll need to make one of these to go with it!

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/76885

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#8 posted 07-27-2014 10:32 PM

You will have a much harder time replacing the felt when needed if you glue it down.

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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