Mini Pool Table Top Game




Introduction: Mini Pool Table Top Game

About: Software developer by day, maker by every other minute of the day.

I love playing pool! Here is a way to enjoy the game from home!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

You will need:

  • small rectangular box
  • green felt
  • 11 marbles
  • hot glue
  • paint
  • 2 dowel sticks
  • toilet paper rolls (optional)

Step 2: Cut Lid Off Box

Pretty easy step. An xacto knife is easier than scissors.

Step 3: Make Marble Holes

Cut six Marble holes into the top lid you just separated from your box. Make sure that they are big enough for marbles to fall through.

Step 4: Make Your Table Top

Use hot glue to insert the top into your box about half an inch down. If you need to use toilet paper rolls to balance the top while gluing. (I was able to do it with out them.) Also make sure the top is level so the marbles do not roll away.

Step 5: Paint and Add Details

You can paint your pool table however you like. I personally chose a traditional style of black with a white stripe. Leave the top of pool table unpainted.

Step 6: Finishing the Details

Glue a piece of felt inside box. Make sure to trace and cut holes before gluing in. Add a couple of wooden dowels, 11 marbles, and your ready to play!

Step 7: Lets Play!

Here's a video of how to play Mini Pool. Hope you enjoy!

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    17 Discussions

    where do the balls go when they fall through the holes? Is there like a ramp or something?

    1 reply

    No you just tip it over to get them out.

    We had thought about cutting a slot on the side and then having another piece of cardboard inside at an angle so the balls would roll over to the slot but we were trying to keep it simple... :) But this would be easy enough to do.


    1 year ago

    I'll make it for my nieces. Love it!


    1 year ago


    This looks cool, but the top of it might be a little uneven, so it won't play as good.

    4 replies

    Tutorial (tut) Original poster (OP)

    Oh thank you. I will show my daughter your comments. Thank you for the kind feedback.

    Very cool project, nice result