Posted by Johnnymac 9:03 AM
I finally got around yesterday to building my own oval table. Thanks to Junell for the instructions on his website. I elected to simplify things a bit - no cutouts for cup holders, no racetrack, no logos - but I am still pleased with the way things turned out. My only regret is that I think for the next one I will choose to use a little higher quality foam for my rail padding because this one turned out a little bit lumpy in a couple of spots. It's still quite soft and padded though, it just doesn't look as pretty as it probably should. I think I will also buy some slip-under cupholders, too, but for the most part everything else worked out pretty well.
Now that this one is out of the way, I might experiment with some nicer woodworking around the base (under the rail) and fancier legs. Who knows?
They didn't have any velveteen than was wide enough (48"+ since I wasn't doing a racetrack) to cover it, so the lady at Joann suggested "moleskin suede". It's certainly not suede and doesn't feel like moleskin - it feels just like the velveteen, actually, so the name doesn't make any sense to me. The only difference as far as I can tell is that it's wide enough to fit the entire table. We'll see how it turns out.