Finally finished my poker table

Effexor

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Here are the pics:
 

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And it comes apart easily if you want to not have it out all the time.
 

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Dwilius

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That's very nice, I'm guessing woodworks not just a hobby. I like the green fabric you chose.
 
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Just a hobby, and this is only the 4th or 5th thing I've built.

(the second thing I ever built is the stand the TV is on)
 
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Looks great Effexor, wish I could do that. Nice job!
 
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Great stuff, FX'r. Looks like you have a great talent. Now your boys will have somewhere to play with Dad's "Poker Checkers". lol.
 
wayschaff

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nice work. i like the dark stain. really high quality looking stuff. how long did it take you to make and how much was the total cost.
 
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The total cost was about $300, and if I had to guess I'd say I got 40 hours? into it. It difficult to say because I have been puttering on it for a long time and whenever I did get a chance to work on it I got interrupted a lot. The cost in real $ was on the low side because I bought the Maple (the top and the legs) from an auction and the Walnut (the trim on the base) from a farmer who had had it stored in a barn for the past decade. Had I had to buy that all at a store it would have probably added at least another $200.

Rough estimates:

Planer blades $50
plywood $25
1 poplar board I bought at a store $25 (for the depth of the chip wells)
Fabric and padding $75 (the fabric is the best quality stuff I could find on the internet, it's teflon coated even. the padding was closed cell 1/4" thick)
Cupholders $50
Inlay $50
Spray glue, poly, stain, staples, bolts, wood glue, sandpaper etc etc $25

It's actually all stained with natural, which is basically clear stain. The differences in colors are all from the varied wood I chose. The top I alternated Maple heartwood with Maple sapwood, the base is cabinet grade birch plywood with black walnut trim, and the legs are maple again.
 
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Looks like a great poker table, but is it high enough? Looks kinda low to me :\
 
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The top ended up being just shy of 30" which was slightly higher than the plans I drew up. It's plenty high enough, probably the camera angle makes it look lower than it is.
 
blankoblanco

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wow that looks freakin awesome, nice work man
 
ryaned

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Similar (but not as nice) tables cost around a grand...love the functional and great looking top, plenty of leg room and easy to store....sweet
great job
 
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I am very surprised at how cheap it ended up costing you. I would have definitely thought it would be more for such a nice table (but I guess that's the advantage of building it yourself)
 
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Whose legs are those in picture #3? lol
 
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Damn you combu. I typed that in and clicked submit. Then deleted it because I thought it might have been inappropriate. lol
 
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I like octagon tables. Never understood why (personal) tables are ovals. Sucks to try to deal from and end of an octagon. BTW, if anyone ever needs octagon help, I found a pretty cool Octagon Generator that helps with lengths.
 
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Pretty freakin sweet.... looks like its pro made, very impressive for just a side hobby!

You have skills! :cool:
 
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For mostly non-community games I always thought it would be cool to somehow wire a nice looking light system to each position, then you could add a night-light type sensor in front of each player. Then, when someone had their cards over the sensor their light would be lit. Why do this? How many times, again in a non-community game, do you have the "Oh, I'm not in this hand [cards shift]" or "Hey, you missed me [cards shift]". Not to mention you could use any color lenses and light system you want. If their light's on, their in the hand. Easy enough to deal to :D

I guess it would help people from fold/check/bet out of turn even in a community dealt game.

Not sure where you could get night-light type sensors, but it doesn't seem it would be too hard to wire up.
 
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Octagon generator? night light type-censor? Octagon generator?
 
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Well arent you just a smarty maybe you could make a boat next haha
 
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