Build this beautiful poker table using these free step-by-step instructions.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for an eight person poker table. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
Build a poker table complete with a felt playing surface, insets for poker chips, and coasters. When the game is over, just fit the lid onto the surface to turn it into a dining table for the rest of the week.
What could be more enjoyable than pulling a chair up to this classic poker table for a game of cards with a few friends? But that will come later. First, you will get to take on the challenge of building the table. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
When it came to building the poker table in this issue, we chose to use a pre-made pedestal base. But if you want to make the table out of a wood other than red oak, you might want to try making your own pedestal base. The patterns are available to download in this Online Extra.
Most of this tutorial teaches you how to apply your foam, fabric, and vinyl to the poker table. Maui Poker has put together a great page on how to cut out and build your table. Before you go any further, you can visit his site to learn the first steps. I did a few things different but pretty much ended up with the same result.
Here is my first poker table. It is based mostly on Mark Junells very popular and well documented design. Kudos, Mark, for setting such a high standard.
Australian Woodsmith is a practical magazine for all woodworkers. From Issue 44. Drawing and layout only for the poker table legs.
Australian Woodsmith is a practical magazine for all woodworkers. From Issue 44. Layout and measurement diagram only for this poker table pedestal base.
Scott Keen shares his knowledge of building a poker table.