This is a discussion on Deciding Playing Surface Material within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I am looking into building a poker table. I was wondering which material would be the best choice for the playing surface. Any comment would
I've went into Jo-Ann's fabric store a few times and looked at the velveteen, it just doesn't look like it would work too well on with the cards. I've also looked at just basic felt, but it just looks rough.
Here's in idea: https://www.amazon.com/Suited-Cotton-Casino-Table-Speed/dp/B00DNH6IVC
My gf and I, in all seriousness, once made a perfectly nice bridge table from hardboard and ordinary felt. Might be worth trying a few different materials on prototype hardboard until you're happy.
I've thought about speed cloth as well, someone that host cash games around the area has a speed cloth table, it's not bad but i kinda want that nice soft feel to it. If you know what i mean, More of a casino quality material.