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post #61 of 137
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Originally Posted by Svoboda View Post

Very nice!

Thanks. My family and friends are really enjoying it.
post #62 of 137
David is just beginning to build my table. I saw his original table in person and he did a great job on that one. Mine will be very similar but with LED rope lighting.

I will also be using a Four Aces 40" stained glass billiard light over my table. Is there any optimum height the light should be at? Pool table lights have very specific requirements of 34" from the bottom rim of the shade to a pool table. I would think at this height there could be lots of glare with a poker table. Any recommendations?
post #63 of 137
Here's a picture of the light:

post #64 of 137
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Originally Posted by deton8r View Post

Pool table lights have very specific requirements of 34" from the bottom rim of the shade to a pool table. I would think at this height there could be lots of glare with a poker table. Any recommendations?

My fixture sits 26" above the playing surface, measured to the bottom most edge of the shades. I use the smaller sized 75w reflector bulbs. When sitting upright in your chair you do not see the bulb itself, and when you lean into the table you may see the bulb bottom of the fixture (there are four) closest to you. It's perfect in that it lights the table directly, and for the most part there's nothing in your eyes.
post #65 of 137
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Originally Posted by deton8r View Post

Here's a picture of the light:



That is a sweet light... I like!!!

David
post #66 of 137
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Originally Posted by deton8r View Post

David is just beginning to build my table. I saw his original table in person and he did a great job on that one. Mine will be very similar but with LED rope lighting.

I will also be using a Four Aces 40" stained glass billiard light over my table. Is there any optimum height the light should be at? Pool table lights have very specific requirements of 34" from the bottom rim of the shade to a pool table. I would think at this height there could be lots of glare with a poker table. Any recommendations?


Well, thank you!!!

I just hope that you are as happy with your table as I am with mine!!! Although, when yours comes out better than my original, I might just want to keep it!!!

David
post #67 of 137
Well, a little update here!!!

I finished with a table for detn8r, (my photography skills SUCK!!!)













I must say that it was great dealing with you detn8r!!! I hope you are happy with how it turned out!!!
Now, you had better shoot some photos when you get the room all set up!!!

Thanks again!!!
David
post #68 of 137
very nice job. The suited casino cloth looks great in the red. Mine is pine green, but I might just consider that red next go around.
post #69 of 137
is that the red or maroon?
post #70 of 137
That is all i have to say. Have any of you guys considered making and selling some of your tables?????? I would be willing to buy one.
post #71 of 137
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Originally Posted by ManTown2 View Post

That is all i have to say. Have any of you guys considered making and selling some of your tables?????? I would be willing to buy one.

Well... Thank you, AND,
I would be willing to sell you one!!!

I have sold four so far, and I'm in the process of a getting one or two of them into a couple of local game stores in my area!!!

David
post #72 of 137
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Originally Posted by freon View Post

is that the red or maroon?


It's more of a maroon or burgandy than red... with black. If that Helps!!! The pictures don't really do it justice! (I suck @ photography!!! )

David
post #73 of 137
That looks familiar David did an outstanding job on my table. It turned out even better than I hoped.
post #74 of 137
PM me and we can talk
Problem is that you are in washington and Im in PA
post #75 of 137
where do you guys find the billet drink holders? and how much do they generally run?

thanks.
post #76 of 137
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Originally Posted by DaIceMan View Post

where do you guys find the billet drink holders? and how much do they generally run?

thanks.

Pimpmypoker

He is great to deal with!!! $6.25 is what I pay for the jumbos.

David
post #77 of 137
nice web site. thanks. I bookmarked it for future reference.
post #78 of 137
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Originally Posted by DaIceMan View Post

nice web site. thanks. I bookmarked it for future reference.

Glad I could help!!!

I would highly recommend him for any of your needs!!! CLASS ACT, and GREAT!!! He also builds some DAMN nice tables... I AM IN ENVY!!!

David
post #79 of 137
I stated out the same way as you David, I built myself a table for a home game and then started selling tables just by word of mouth. I recently started to try advertising them, by going to a big monthly out door sales event they have here in Texas. I went there this weekend to try to sell some, I got a lot of possible sales. I was also thinking of going to some local gaming supply places to try to get them to sell them on consignment or just buy them from me and they mark them up, how do you work that out with the local stores in your area David?

I have attached some pictures of a few of my recent tables.

visit on the web at:
holdemuppokertables
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post #80 of 137
Thanks for the links to Mark's website for his table, just what I was lookin for. Planning on starting the build this weekend.

Also dlkemp22 I love your octagon table thats sweet as hell.

- Josh
post #81 of 137
DLKEMP,

Where are you in Texas? If you are in Dallas then I would be interested provided the price is right. Please let me know.

-Scott
post #82 of 137
Hey Albrigsr,

Actually I am from Dallas, or actually Mesquite. What exactly are you interested in, having me build you a table or selling the tables on consignment? Either way - I am interested. You can reach me at 469-867-9581. I also sent you a private message!
post #83 of 137
Some nice tables in here. thanks for the ideas guys.
post #84 of 137
Here is another table (#4) I just finished up on...









Let me know what you guys think!
Thanks,
David
post #85 of 137
David-

Nice Table, what type and color of stain is that - I like!!!
post #86 of 137
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David-

Nice Table, what type and color of stain is that - I like!!!

Thanks man!!!
The stain is Minwax "Ebony".

David
post #87 of 137
Thanks for all of the great links guys. I've found a ton of great info in this thread. I love the pics. They are extremely helpful. Keep them coming!!
post #88 of 137
Davidr2340-

How many coates of the stain and poly did it take to get that color and what do you use to apply it? I am building a table now for a customer and they want the ebony color stain with orange playing surface (UT FAN). One other thing, did you just follow the instructions off of the can for staining or do you your own method (like drying time). I just really like the finished color of your table, and I am trying to get that same finish.

Thanks,

David
post #89 of 137
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Originally Posted by dlkemp22 View Post

Davidr2340-

How many coates of the stain and poly did it take to get that color and what do you use to apply it? I am building a table now for a customer and they want the ebony color stain with orange playing surface (UT FAN). One other thing, did you just follow the instructions off of the can for staining or do you your own method (like drying time). I just really like the finished color of your table, and I am trying to get that same finish.

Thanks,

David

Well,
That is two coats of stain and about 10 coats of wipe-on poly! I apply the stain with a rag (sock, old shirt...), give it about to days, then apply another.
I'm pretty new to staining, but so far I've been happy how stuff has turned out!

Let me know if you have any more questions!
Thanks,
David
post #90 of 137
Hey David2340-

I saw that you had your red and ebony table on craigslist, did it sell and if so how much did you get for it. I am thinking about raising my prices on my tables, just curios what others are getting.

Thanks,

David
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