Choosing a poker table
After shopping around for chips for my poker home game, I saw a few poker layouts / table tops that you could buy online. I am in Australia, so these table tops would cost me a small fortune to ship from the USA, so I decided to build my own.
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A few searches later, I had seen about 10 other home built tables. Round poker tables, oval shape (rounded edge rectangles actually) and some octagonal poker tables, the choices were endless, well not really, the choice was 1 of 3 types.
I decided to build the rounded rectangle, the biggest table I could. I intended to build a table top only, one that I could store on its side in the garage when not in use, but could slot straight over the top of my dining table on game nights.
I also chose to build my table with an exposed wooden section, which I call the "beer rail". You could build this project without the "beer rail" in a single day. The exposed stained wood takes considerably more time (waiting for stain and clear lacquer coats to dry adds at least 2 days)
There were 3 main stores I needed to visit for this project, a hardware store, a fabric store, and a foam supplier.
In Australia, I shopped at Bunnings (Australia's largest hardware chain), Spotlight (Australia's largest fabric, craft and homemaker superstores) and Clark Rubber (more than just foam and rubber apparently).
I sourced the following building materials, fabric and foam, please note at the end of the project I discovered it may have been easier with slightly different measurements etc so read the final thoughts section for more info.
I will show all metric measurements and expenses in local currency (AU$ Australian Dollars) but will convert to imperial measurements and US Dollars (US$) where possible, try not to get confused.
Learn more about the poker tables here: http://www.poker.com/building-a-poker-table.htm
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