Many pieces of wood that can be cut to be used as borders, supports underneath the table, and an outline on the outside of the table.
Saw to cut wood
Wool and polyester felt
2 bike tires
Miniature pool skimmers for pockets
Step 1: Planning the Procedure and Beginning Steps
Once we found it, we cut holes to act as pockets in the corners of the table and at the midpoint of the longer sides. We also put wood up as borders on the areas between the pockets
Step 2: Pool Table Bumpers
Next, we used a nail gun to keep the tires on the wood.
Along the way, however, we encountered several problems with trying to get the tires to work as bumpers. First, we had to cut off the inner most metal ring of the tires, which prevented us from bending the tires easily. Next, if we used the direct surface if the tire, then the balls would bounce too much off of the bumpers. We fixed this problem by bending the tires at an angle so that the rubber on the inner sides of the tire were on the wooden bumpers, allowing for ricocheting without the bounciness.
Step 3: Making the Pockets
We decided to use the nail gun again to put the skimmers on the areas where the holes were, but, we once again ran into problems. While we were using the nail gun, the nails started going too far into the wood and did not hold the skimmers in place. Later, we were told that the nail gun was at too high of a power setting. As a consequence for our mistake, the playing area of the table was damaged from all of the staples that went through the wood. So, we used a hammer to smoother the damaged parts.
Step 4: Applying the Felt and Outlining the Table
Finally, the wood on the outside of the table was placed using wood glue to support the final table. As you can see, we also put two strips of wood on the bottom of the table to act as a base