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My first posted project. If you guys like it, I've got plenty more I can contribute. I just finished this one up to go with several more Art Deco pieces.

This table has a reversible top with storage underneath for chips, cards, and games.
The top is veneered with Mahogany with Walnut border and Maple, zebrawood, and Wenge inlay over MDF. Poker speed cloth on the flip side. Surrounded with quilted soft maple.
It also has built in drink holders on top of the legs with cork inserts.
The main construction is mahogany with maple trim and steel rod accents on the legs for interest and durability.

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Beautiful work, it's realy piece of art! Legs are magnificant and top inlay looks great.
 

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Craftsmanship, functionality, design, and for a lack of a better word art, this piece has it all in spades so to speak. I would like to see more.
 

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I love it, but my eye immediately goes to the junction between the top and bottom of the legs, and the amount of connecting material. For a game table, I'd be afraid to have this in a home with teenagers stressing those joints. The joint appears weak to me. Again, I absolutely love the aesthetics of it and it's uniqueness. Never seen anything like it before.
 

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Thanks for the complements guys.
I will post other projects soon.
I wanted minimal height in the cup holder but it needed to actually fit a glass of wine or a beer bottle.

Scott-I had concerns and beef-up plans for the legs as well if they turned out to be not solid. They are actually quite solid. I have 16 and 18 year old sons and do not have any worries. (Of course, I have spend those years teaching them to be respectful while enjoying life.) A bunch of 16 year-olds initiated the table and said it was great.

I wanted the table to be shorter but the chairs that we bought (in shame-says the maker) we only available in 26" or taller. So we'll see how it goes.
 

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Love it! Thanks for posting. The cup holders are ingenious. Looking forward to future contributions.
 

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Second on what Skully said. the cup holders are totally unique. Love em.
 

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wow that is one of the coolest unique designs ive seen,i love your legs and cup holder idea.as far as showing us more what are you waiting for?your work is incredible.
 

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Thanks guys. The cup holders seem to be a great idea and a favorite part for many. Although there is not a single part in this project that isn't modified, the initial idea is absolutely from Wood magazine about 11 years ago. I can not take credit for that. But what has anyone ever built that didn't have some influence from something else? That is some impressive sloothing greenhorn! Can't wait to see who you throw under the bus in your next 3 hours!
 

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i agree we all get our ideas and inspiration from from others,its what we do with them that makes it ours.your table is a few notches above the wood store version id say.i dont think it takes away anything.
 
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