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post #91 of 137
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Originally Posted by dlkemp22 View Post

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

Hey David,
Yeah, I put it on there two different times... The first time I put $850.00, and had a couple people ask me questions and that's it!
The second time I just put "offer" and had no one contact me!!!

Oh well, I'm not really that eager to sell it anyway!!!

David
post #92 of 137
Those tables look great.

I bought one of those cheap folding oval tables and just laid it across the top of two pub tables. What a disaster.

I then took the pub table tops off, screwed 1/2" plywood to the bottom of the cheap tables and then screwed that assembly to the pub table bases. Much better, but still too rickety for me.

I'm going to try replacing the 1/2" with 3/4" MDF and screwing 2 2x4 braces between the 2 pub tables. Maybe this will cut down on the shakiness.

Any helpful suggestions?

Thanks
post #93 of 137
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Originally Posted by pixie View Post

Those tables look great.

I bought one of those cheap folding oval tables and just laid it across the top of two pub tables. What a disaster.

I then took the pub table tops off, screwed 1/2" plywood to the bottom of the cheap tables and then screwed that assembly to the pub table bases. Much better, but still too rickety for me.

I'm going to try replacing the 1/2" with 3/4" MDF and screwing 2 2x4 braces between the 2 pub tables. Maybe this will cut down on the shakiness.

Any helpful suggestions?

Thanks

Hey Jim,
If I where you I would check here . You can build yourself a much higher quality table in a weekend for about $150.00 - 200.00 if you shop around!!!
JMO, but I think you will be much happier with the results!!!

David
post #94 of 137
Hey Grant,
Here are the pictures you requested!!!

Table #1




Table #2




Table #3






Table #4






Hope that helps Grant!!!
I do have more pics if you want... let me know!!!

David
post #95 of 137
Thread Starter 
David:

The rails look great - I've only built one table (see OP) and while I have no wrinkles, the rail does not look as tight and compressed as yours. Also, it seems that in some place I pulled the vinyl tighter than in other areas.

Can you share any tips on how to ensure you stretch the rail fabric uniformly so that the rail does not have any uneven sections? Hope this makes sense.

Also, are you using one layer of 1" foam on the rail?

Thanks,

Gerry
post #96 of 137
Very nice work guys. I have built a poker table for myself but it is real basic. Just a table with some padding and felt on top, no side rail or cup holders.

Again, nice work!
post #97 of 137
Slightly OT, I have a single swag lamp over my table.

It has a 75W spotlight bulb in it and it hangs about 31 inches above the table.

What are you guys using?
post #98 of 137
Tried build the rail and covering with foam and vinyl today. Disasterville.

David or Gerry want to build me a padded rail, my table is 36x78.

PM me
post #99 of 137
Jim and Gerry,
When I do my rails I use this guide !!!
It is pretty easy to follow and you WILL get a nice rail... AND SORE HANDS!!!

Let me know if you have any other questions!!!
Thanks guys,

David
post #100 of 137
Thread Starter 
David:

I think I used that guide as well, because I remember following the numbers. However I did not follow it to the letter as illustrated below.

1) I went for lots of padding! It was too much. I bought it from Joann's and had to piece it together (mistake 1: buy one sheet of foam).
Joined Foam
I then had left over so I added a 2nd layer. That thing has more padding then my pillow! 2" total of foam. Very comfortable on the arms.

2) Mistake 2: I glued the foam to the sides, instead of stretching it with the vinyl.
Glued to Sides

In the end it turned out pretty good, but hopefully the pics of what not to do may be helpful to some other first time builders.
Final Table

-Gerry
post #101 of 137
Gerry and David

I used this guide www.junell.cc/pokertable/ Somewhat different instructions but it worked for my purpose.

Mistakes I made include not wrapping foam around edges of the rail. And, on the first attempt I cut the vinyl wrong and wound up wasting it.

I also switched to 1" foam for the second try.

Thanks for the links guys.

Jim
post #102 of 137
Just finished mine and didn't even know that the ole' AVS Forums even HAD a poker table thread.. Sorry for the late contribution...

I kind of made a table similar to the old Mark Junell one.. with some modifications.. that I like better..





As you can see.. I placed the lights INSIDE the racetrack!! Much easier to use the ropelight to see the underside of your hand while playing!!
post #103 of 137
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Originally Posted by dsaumkc View Post

Just finished mine and didn't even know that the ole' AVS Forums even HAD a poker table thread.. Sorry for the late contribution...

I kind of made a table similar to the old Mark Junell one.. with some modifications.. that I like better..





As you can see.. I placed the lights INSIDE the racetrack!! Much easier to use the ropelight to see the underside of your hand while playing!!

Great Job bro!!!
I like the rope light idea... NICE!!!

Take care,
David
post #104 of 137
Anyone recommend a place to get a good set of chips? Not ABS plastic.

Ebay?

Looking for a low denomination set of .05c/.10c/.25c/$1

Thanks!
post #105 of 137
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Originally Posted by R_Willis View Post

Anyone recommend a place to get a good set of chips? Not ABS plastic.

Ebay?

Looking for a low denomination set of .05c/.10c/.25c/$1

Thanks!

I would head over here and read, and then read some more!

I picked up a set of 1000 Nexgen, and had custom labels made for a very reasonable price! The only thing that SUCKED was putting on 2000 labels on by hand!!!
(crappy photo!)


Take care,
David
post #106 of 137
Bringing this back from the dead, started to think about moving on a poker table project soon.

Bud
post #107 of 137
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

Bringing this back from the dead, started to think about moving on a poker table project soon.

Bud

Can't wait to see what you build Bud!!!

Here is my latest build...








David
post #108 of 137
David, that's pretty sweet. You're getting good! I like the color contrasts.

This Am I checked out the Pimp My Poker site and Scott's Poker Table Forum (briefly). Need to do more reading in preparation for the build, then order the materials. How do you get those tacks and the spacing just right? Do you freehand it?

Bud
post #109 of 137
Also, where did you get the one piece of foam? Joann's?

Bud
post #110 of 137
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Originally Posted by pixie View Post

Slightly OT, I have a single swag lamp over my table.

It has a 75W spotlight bulb in it and it hangs about 31 inches above the table.

What are you guys using?

http://sporting-goods.pricegrabber.c...ds/m/34296524/

I didn't buy it from this place (can't recall where I got mine off the net), but it's a great lamp and looks sharp about 31" over the table.
post #111 of 137
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Originally Posted by R_Willis View Post

Anyone recommend a place to get a good set of chips? Not ABS plastic.

Ebay?

Looking for a low denomination set of .05c/.10c/.25c/$1

Thanks!

I bought these from Bay Area Poker Chips, and they play and riffle really well. We use the $25/$50 chips for quarters and half dollars. The $100 chips only come into play if we spread a tournament, but mostly we play a Dealer's Choice ring game.

http://www.bayareapokerchip.com/chip...ush_Casino.htm
post #112 of 137
Thread Starter 
Bud:

I bought the foam from Joann's and it wasn't large enough for the rail. Had to piece it together.

Try this place for many supplies - I think you can get a discount for being a part of Scott's forum. At least you used to...

Your Auto Trim

-Gerry

PS - I was able to get a pneumatic upholstery stapler off Ebay for like $20. I don't normally buy cheap tools, but it worked great for this one job.
post #113 of 137
Gerry, thanks for the link. I picked up a pneumatic stapler last year from eBay when I did the GOM for the HT room I had the poker table in mind then so I knew it would come in handy. I actually used it for a few things since too.

Where in Atlanta are you?

Bud
post #114 of 137
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

David, that's pretty sweet. You're getting good! I like the color contrasts.

This Am I checked out the Pimp My Poker site and Scott's Poker Table Forum (briefly). Need to do more reading in preparation for the build, then order the materials. How do you get those tacks and the spacing just right? Do you freehand it?

Bud

Thanks for the compliment bro!!!
The spacing on the tacks is pretty easy... I picked up a spacer that is made for them! It was only a couple of dollars from Your Auto Trim!!!

I would get all of your foam (playing surface, and Rail) from YAT!!! Jason is great to deal with!!! I would get the vinyl for the rail from Joann's. It works out pretty good with one of the 50% coupons they have all the time!!!
Also, hang around Scott's Forum and read all you can, there is a wealth of knowledge, and amazing table builders!!!

Let me know if you have any other questions Bud!!!
David
post #115 of 137
Thread Starter 
Hey Bud:

I'm Northeast of Atlanta, off 85 near Braselton. So I'm not really metro, but it's getting that way with the sprawl!

-Gerry
post #116 of 137
David, looks like you have this down to a Science..Very nice work.

This is exactly what I will need, as I wont have much space for a permanent Table, since we have decided to go with a Pool Table, so I guess I have a couple of questions.

Has anyone done the Beer/Beverage spill test? What would happen with the ropelight if moisture is introduced?, and for the Tables without ropelight, can moisture penetrate down between where the rail meets the wood?

There is always one person who seems to spill a Beer every time we play Poker ..I know with the cup holders it makes it harder to spill, but if it can happen, it will eventually.

Also, in my case, I was thinking a Table that could go over my Pool Table (7ft) would be ideal, but having leg room and not hitting the underside of my Pool Table would require a pretty wide Table..Can this be done? A 7 ft Pool Table is 42" wide if I remember correctly...Hmm, I was just wondering if this is not doable because of the cup holders coming out of the bottom.
post #117 of 137
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Originally Posted by bigrushhead View Post

David, looks like you have this down to a Science..Very nice work.

This is exactly what I will need, as I wont have much space for a permanent Table, since we have decided to go with a Pool Table, so I guess I have a couple of questions.

Has anyone done the Beer/Beverage spill test? What would happen with the ropelight if moisture is introduced?, and for the Tables without ropelight, can moisture penetrate down between where the rail meets the wood?

There is always one person who seems to spill a Beer every time we play Poker ..I know with the cup holders it makes it harder to spill, but if it can happen, it will eventually.

Also, in my case, I was thinking a Table that could go over my Pool Table (7ft) would be ideal, but having leg room and not hitting the underside of my Pool Table would require a pretty wide Table..Can this be done? A 7 ft Pool Table is 42" wide if I remember correctly...Hmm, I was just wondering if this is not doable because of the cup holders coming out of the bottom.

Thanks bro!
I think the ropelight would be fine... I think it's indoor/outdoor, so you should be fine.
All of my wood that could come in contact with moisture (Beer/Drink), is finished with quite a few coats of polyurathane! I've been pretty lucky so far... NO SPILLS!!! And some of the folks I play poker with... get damn drunk!!! The only way a spill should happen is if the person is not using a cupholder
As far as building the topper for the pool table... I've seen it done before, and it lookes amazing! But I can't find the link for it now anywhere!!!

David
post #118 of 137
Yes, I have treated both the wood AND the underside foam of the center cloth with either polyurethane or in the case of the center fabric, I sprayed mine with a scotchguard waterproof spray. Most ropelights are going to be waterproof due to the rubber outer shell. So you shouldn't have to worry about that if treated correctly.
post #119 of 137
Nice tables guys,
post #120 of 137
Let's bring this one back! I've been researching poker tables and plan a build next month. Any more experiences to share with cup holders?

thanks,
jp
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