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post #31 of 73
I didn't apply the urethane myself. The playing surface was built by a professional shuffleboard maker who had all the right materials and methods. I believe he sprayed it on but can't say for sure. I painted the curling rings myself before he put the final few coats on. The table is truly unique and it plays great.

Funny story... I had this in my old house for a year or two, and then we built a new place. I had the builder allow me to drop the maple piece through the floor joists into the unfinished basement before he laid the final plywood sheets on the main floor. Had some help of course. Anyways, it is in and it aint coming out. I suppose some day it will come out... as a bunch of maple cutting boards.
post #32 of 73
I'd thought I would chime in because I used this site for ideas when I built my own table. I went the "cost effective" route, being the total cost for everything (materials, weights, wax, etc...) was only $375!

12' table in total length. My surface is MDX - I custom painted it to take away from the fact that its not a beautiful wood grained surface like your used to seeing. I did everything you see (logo, lines, & numbers) with spraypaint and also proud to say everything else was done without a table saw. Surface is finished off with 6-7 coats of poly.

Table was built for my brother who lives in Wrigleyville,Chicago - Home of the Cubs (hence the theme). The style of buildings there are long and narrow... making the perfect addition to an akward spot off their kitchen/living room.

Thanks for the site, pics, and ideas!
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post #33 of 73
@ROCCYRACCN - That looks really nice - I'm thinking of building one of these and like your design/price! I have a couple questions.

Is the total length 12' or is that the length of the playing surface?
If its the length of the playing surface - did you use 2 pieces of plywood or did you find a 12' long section? (If 2 pieces - how did you join them?)

Could you take some more pics/close-ups of the edges/sides and legs? I'm interested to see how you finished the tops/sides, as well as your design of the legs.

If you have some higher res photos of those above - feel free to email them to me. I can PM you my email address.

Thanks!!
post #34 of 73
Ran across this at Samsclub. If someone is still looking to build a table the top on this workbench is a bargain. It's 1.75" thick solid maple and 6' long. I would think you could put a few of these together to make a really nice playing surface.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=329601
post #35 of 73
Awesome stuff!
post #36 of 73
strider wont you comment on ur new shfufleboard
post #37 of 73
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strider wont you comment on ur new shfufleboard

Well I just got home and my supplies arrived (cleaner, silicon spray, and powder/wax) Just finished cleaning the surface. Couldn't believe how much grime came off the surface. I sprayed on a coating off silicon and waiting for it to dry. I'll try to get some pics up here this weekend.
post #38 of 73
Does anyone know anything about the Silicon spray? Is it supposed to dry completely or is it supposed to be a little tacky?
post #39 of 73
I would contact mcclure he will help!
post #40 of 73
Well got a chance to take a few pics of the shuffleboard this weekend. As you can tell I'm just starting on the gameroom in the new house so it's a little sparse. The one photo shows the corner where I'm laying tile and building my bar.


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http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...r/IMG_1877.jpg

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post #41 of 73
Looks great! I like the mame machine in the corner too!
post #42 of 73
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Looks great! I like the mame machine in the corner too!

Thanks. Can't wait until I actually get it finished. I wish the electronic scorers weren't so expensive. I may have to get one anyway. The manual "abacus" type scorers are always getting bumped.
post #43 of 73
yeah the electronic ones that hang over the board are pretty impressive. How much do they cost alone anyway?
post #44 of 73
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yeah the electronic ones that hang over the board are pretty impressive. How much do they cost alone anyway?

The ones like you're talking about were running between $700 - $1200
post #45 of 73
You should totally get one.
post #46 of 73
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You should totally get one.


Well now I understand your sig.
post #47 of 73
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I would contact mcclure he will help!

Any word on your table yet?
post #48 of 73
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Well now I understand your sig.

Yeah you don't know the half of it.
post #49 of 73
i thikn my table may have arrived i have to call! It looks like your table is the lighter wood though (??). I wonder what wood grain I got. Anyway how does yoru table play?
post #50 of 73
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i thikn my table may have arrived i have to call! It looks like your table is the lighter wood though (??). I wonder what wood grain I got. Anyway how does yoru table play?

I assume you're talking about the playing surface. This color is about the only color I've seen. I'm not sure I would want it darker. It seems that if it was darker it would be more dificult to see the scoring lines from the other end of the table and the pucks wouldn't show up as well.

One thing that doesn't seem consistent though is the scoring lines. The rules talk about the 1 point being any puck past the far foul line but before the 2 line. On my table and some others I've seen online there is an actual 1 point line which makes it a lot harder to score. Does anyone know if there are 2 different set of rules?

It's playing well. We got to play several games this weekend although I think maybe the carpet has settled a little more and caused a bit of drift. I need to go back and relevel again.

For those thinking about getting a table here's a little info that might be useful. On the smaller tables (shorter and narrower than the big 22 footers) the accessories don't exactly work. I bought a table brush and Tsquare but they're to wide. I will need to cut them down to size because they wouldn't fit in the cradle.
post #51 of 73
Mine is in, will be delivered next Friday. I'll let you know what I think.

The competitor on their website shows a 1 point line:


WHen I've played, 1 point is anything past the foul line. THat rule is good for LONGER tables I think!!

So basically if you don't have a 1 point line, to me that means your table is "Longer". I think you have a 14ft (like me) and is considered to be long enough to where theere is no need for a 1 point line.

You will learn to enjoy that rule, but maybe 14 ft isnt long enough? I only have 19 feet of room so I had to go 14 otherwise nobody would have room to stand. =( I love the 22 ft tables.
post #52 of 73
So are you saying we should ignore the 1 point line and since it doesn't have foul lines make everything between mid line and the 2 line count as 1?

Did you end up getting the an elctronic scorer?
post #53 of 73
yes I'm saying that...I guess our tables are SHORTER and sort of forced a 1 point on us.

I didn't get any scorer.

I'm hesitant on my wood colour, I've seen both and highly prefer the darker playing surface...see the colour difference in this seemingly darker grain with lots of contrast?
post #54 of 73
Photo isn't working.
post #55 of 73
Intersting. what happened..never seen imageshack lose a photo like that?
post #56 of 73
It came in and is set up. I must adjust the climatic adjusters slightly to fix some slight warp/tilt to the side..but other than that..marvelous.













post #57 of 73
Looks sweet. Is the playing surface the color you wanted?
post #58 of 73
Shoud I have put the abacus scorers on the same side of the table? WOOPS!!!
post #59 of 73
Wow that looks really great there! So how many hours have you played on it now?
post #60 of 73
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Shoud I have put the abacus scorers on the same side of the table? WOOPS!!!

Don't think it really matters but I think you'll find, that like me, when you're playing you'll be hitting them and screwing up the score so keep the score in your head also.
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