Sunday, March 13, 2005


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?

4 Comment(s):

Posted by Blogger Junelli, at 8:47 PM, March 13, 2005  

Nice job!



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Posted by Blogger Junelli, at 9:22 AM, March 14, 2005  

What kind of cloth did you use for the playing surface?



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Posted by Blogger Johnnymac, at 9:34 AM, March 14, 2005  

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.



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Posted by Anonymous Bob Vila, at 1:39 PM, March 23, 2005  

Looks like shit.



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