Step 7: Playing Table and Stain
When you wrap the circular playing table be sure it is tight and make sure there are no creases.
I used velveteen and stapled it to the underside of the playing table.
Use wood filler to fill any and all gaps in the table then sand the entire table with a 100-grit sandpaper ( be careful when sanding the plywood, you do not want to sand off the oak finish)
After you rough sand the table use 400 grit sandpaper and sand a smooth finish to the wood. You shouldn't feel any irregularities, everything should be smooth to the touch.
When you are done sanding be sure to blow off all the dust so you can stain it.
I used 3 coats of red oak stain on my table followed by 5 coats of polyurethane to give it a glossy shine.
After it is stained you can attach the circular playing area wrapped in felt.
Place it on top of your table covering all the bolts and attach it from underneath the table using 1" screws (I used screws in case I needed to take the table a part. The table is 48" wide so it probably will not fit through doors)
The last thing to do is place rope around the inside of your chip tray assembly to hide any gaps. Use super glue to attach to the transitional piece.
Enjoy your new table! People will love it!