I play a lot of Poker and wanted to build a poker table for when I host games. After perusing a few forums on designs and seeing the costs of the nicer looking ones, which can be a $500 plus, I went my own route.
While doing my research I noticed that the hardest part to make it look good was the table top/railing. So I decided to buy a pre-built poker table top online and go from there. That 1 step would save me time and what I can only imagine to be a massive amount of frustration.
Before starting you will need to have some basic wood working skills. Nothing complicated but enough to know the difference between a hammer and a saw.
That said let's start!
Step 1: Materials, Cost and Tools
$106 - Harley-Davidson 675 Folding Poker Table Top
$10 - 50"x50"x3/4" MDF Board for Table Top
$16 - A set of 2 1/2" x 28" Legs adjustable to 31"
$13 - A Can of Matte Black Spray Paint
$8 - 2 - 8'x3/4" Black Corner Stripping
$7 - 3 - 6'x1"x2 1/4" Boards
$6 - A box of 2" Wood Screws
$5 - Velcro
$171 Total (Not bad)
Miter Saw or a Saw with a Miter Jig
Circular Saw or Jig Saw
Straight Edge or Long Level
Tin Snips or Really Powerful Scissors