DIY Poker Table Part IV : Poker Table Takes Manhattan

Ok, to start off with, let me show you the table as it sits:


After much thought - I decide the drink holders need to go in. I would hate to have to whoop someones ass because they knocked a drink over, so to keep people from getting whooped, I opted for the holders...

First, I needed a pattern. The hole for the holders is supposed to be 3 3/4". Well I tried a few different things, then I found a roll of tape that was close:



So I traced the tape on a test piece of wood. I didn't want to fuck up the table and cut the wrong sized hole. After tracing on the test wood, I cut it out with the jigsaw.


Checked the cupholder and it fit well!

So the circle I cut out became my pattern.

I went around the table and marked where each holder would go. A lot of the things I've read, had all this math to determine where the cupholders go. Fuck that! I eyeballed it.


I went around the table and marked all the spots. And then cut.

I again, used a drill to drill holdes on the throw-away piece (the circle) and then insert the jigsaw to cut the hole.


After drilling a hold big enough to fit the blade of the saw, I then proceeded to cut:


After cutting the hole, pop in the cup holder!


So go ahead and install all the cupholders!


Now all this sawing creates a lot of sawdust.... You can either clean it all by hand, or do like me and break out the leaf blower! Works fucking awesome!


Now lets put the bumper on, and check it out...


Ahhhh yeaahhhhh!

Ok, time to mount the rail to the base. If I was smart, I would have put some Tee-Bolts in the rail, but apparently Im a jackass. So what's left to do?

Spread out a blanket:


Place the rail face down on the blanket:


Now take the table and fit onto the upside down rail.

Then take some 1 1/4" screws and drill them in near the edge of the rail. I used about 18 screws.


While the table's upside down, go ahead and tighten up the bolts that hold the playing field to the base:


Now the table is one piece.

Heres the final product:


Im still debating on what type of legs to mount it on....

We were getting anxious, so we played some GO FISH and some SLAP JACK:

More to come!

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