". I really think was a great idea, how to improve it and make it work for a real pool rack. This Instructables will show how I got inspired by the other instructables and get me going in this really cool project, I enjoy working on it, it was not about the time but to the results, I look the project as a hobbie and get my mind busy, I finally complete the project, and most importantly help me go through this difficult time in my life.
Step 1: Get All Your Materials
1.- 8 foot x 3 foot door tipically around [$18 USD]
2.- White Board [$15 USD]
3.- 6x [1x3x8] for the rails [$18 USD]
4.- 3x [1x6x8] rails support [$10 USD]
5.- cheap engine brake rubber and sling shot rubber for the rails [ This was kind of hard to figure it out about $20 USD both]
6.- Fiber Glass mosquito net and black duck tape [$15 USD Both]
7.- Green Felt [ $15 USD]
8.- Glue Spray Can [ $9 USD]
9.- Wood Glue + Screws [ $15 USD both ]
10.- Brown Gloss Spray Pain for the hand rails [ $5 USD]
Step 2: Cut the Whiteboard and Glue It to the Door
Cut the Whiteboard to fit your door then apply some carpenters glue and let it dry overnight.
Step 3: Work With Your Rails
Make sure your leave some space for the future holes and center your rails, If you have a cut machine this can be a lot faster, I went to the hard way, but really enjoy every step of the process.
Step 4: Make the Holes for Your Pockets
Use some dand paper to smooth your work.
Step 5: Start Building Your Rails
In this I use some of the house molding to have my base for the bumper, ideally will use something like old tire or rubber, but that is the best I came up with.
I glue and nail the molding, later nail on the corners the brake hose and glue it leave it dry overnight, something that I learn is the more you expand a rubber, the more you loos the bouncing capabilities. so make sure when you build it don't try to extend just let it sit nice & happy.
Step 6: Working With the Felt
The glue dries really quick make sure you apply and move as you go once you start is better to finish it.
Step 7: Working With the Rubber for the Rails
Step 8: Working With Felt in the Rails
Step 9: Woorking With the Borders
Use some of the 6x1x8 with similar cuts of your rails and this will be secure from the table and to the pockets as showing in the pictures.
Step 10: Working With the Hand Rails
Us the brown spray paint to paint the hand rails an let it try, when I cut the hand rails, I put it on place and secure it with screws, once I knew all my angles fit perfect, the I pull it off and paint it.
Step 11: Working With the Pockets
I use some kind of fiberglass mosquito net with some black duck tape, I think worked pretty good.
Step 12: Finishing the Project
The most important thing about this project is not the money involved in the project, neither the time, it was about keep myself busy after my recent divorce, I'm feeling really productive, the last part of the project, make me think the remaining material could be use to build me a rear sunshade for my car, but I can't figure it out how to make the retractable mechanism, but that will be another instructable LOL
Anyhow here are the latest pictures of the project, to complete the project I got me a set of saw horses to be the base of my table, I should said the table turn a little bit taller than a standard pool table, but since I'm almost 6", I think is going to be ok don't bend to much for a quick practice every now and then, perhaps I need to check the instructables and see how to implement some lets to this table to still keep it portable but very steady, but that would be another instructable also.
I hope you enjoy my instructable as much as I enjoy some many of the projects posted in this site. Thanks to Instructables to build this amazing website and thanks for all the community who contribute and share your ideas.
Best Regards Dinooz.