Pool and Table Tennis table

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Project by carrera4s posted 05-04-2020 02:28 PM 1124 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post on Lumberjocks even though I have read a lot here already. A lot of very cool projects and I have learned quite a lot!

I finished my pool table in March 2017 – it is built from African Rosewood and have a removable top so that it can be used as a table tennis table (full size) and dining table as well. The pool playing area is a single piece slate (c 20 mm thick) but was covered by a professional.

I upgraded it afterwards by replacing the cloth pockets with the leather ones and adding the accessories tray at the bottom. The tray is on full extension bearing runners mounted on a gas-lift mechanism that it can swing up and away (similar to the “Perfect Drawer” from Legacy Billiards).

It took me c 2 years to build, but I also had to build a few workshop items in between (workbench, router table etc).

Any comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 05-04-2020 02:51 PM

the drawer underneath is really cool

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#2 posted 05-04-2020 02:53 PM

That is incredible what a great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-04-2020 02:57 PM

WOW ... simply beautiful multi purpose table … love the billards best of all… and one piece of slate bet thats light LOL GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 05-04-2020 03:09 PM

That’s a serious build! Love the dining top – great showcase for the beautiful rosewood and added versatility. Great craftsmanship on this. The scale on the legs is impressive – hard to tell from the pictures but it looks likes the legs are just a glue-up of two pieces? Is that correct?

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#5 posted 05-04-2020 03:16 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone, appreciated.

Yes, the legs are laminated from 5 pieces of about 40 mm thick. Here is another close-up (but can’t see the lamination from this angle).

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#6 posted 05-04-2020 03:20 PM

Wonderful, just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Have to ask, what are the screws for in pics 2 and 3?

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#7 posted 05-04-2020 03:26 PM

Tx horky,

The screws are for attaching the “cap” to the frame to enable me to remove the cap later should I need to replace the felt of the table.

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#8 posted 05-04-2020 03:49 PM

What a dream. Beautiful table. If only I had the space :(

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#9 posted 05-04-2020 03:50 PM

beautiful table you did an incredible job on it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 05-04-2020 08:38 PM

OK, I gotta tell you, most of us here are amateurs and you just raised the bar to the point we’ll need space suits to reach this altitude.
Seriously, beautiful work, your abilities are fantastic.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 05-04-2020 11:17 PM

Not an easy build and you did an incredible job on this. Nice work

-- bpick - Colorado

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#12 posted 05-05-2020 12:37 AM

One incredible piece or craftsmanship and welcome to LJ’s

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#13 posted 05-05-2020 12:58 AM

WOW, that is a beautiful table. Very nice job on it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 05-05-2020 01:08 AM

What a beautiful piece of furniture. Amazing.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 05-05-2020 01:30 AM

Beautiful work! As a pool player, I’ve often been told that a quality table needs a minimum of a 7/8” (2.225 mm) slate thickness but I’m not Minnesota Fats and have played on plenty of 3/4” slate tables that were just fine. :) Mine was built by a local company using 3 pieces of 7/8” slate but is nowhere near as nice as yours.

-- Darrel

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