Our first attempt (pictures shown) was made out of green felt but after a while we discovered that it was getting difficult to clean up and that felt was starting to shred.
We redid it with velvet. Velvet is prettier and so easy to clean (we use a slighty wet towel and a lint roller).
total cost of project: 23$
spray glue: 4$
sand paper: 1$
wood glaze: 4$
- This was our first and only attempt at making a poker table and we came up with this "concept" ourselves. We didnt think of taking step-by-step pictures at the time so I tried my best to show you the process. Also, this is my first Instructable so be gentle... :-)
Step 1: Measuring and carving the table
a table (duh)
velvet or your choice of fabric
sand paper (optionnal)
lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol.
You do not need to prep your table in any other way than washing it clean and make sure it dries fully.
measure your table, remove 2 to 3 inches out of your measurements (where the wood edges are going to be) buy velvet accordingly: make sure to buy at least an inche more than what your measurements are, wihtout the wood edges! Velvet is pretty easy to cut but can make a mess, so be prepared to vaccuum everything after it's all done!
Measure and draw a line along the edges of your table of approximately 2 to 3 inches.
We used a simple hammer and flat screwdriver to carve along those lines. (sorry, no pictures of this process!!)