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Poker Table - Thu Sep 29, 2011, 08:13 AM
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I have a question on what would be the best way to go at this. I am looking to own a poker table for my home. Our home game has gone from one house weekly to now everyone has to take a turn hosting (which is more fair I guess). The problem is that we don't all have tables or anything resembling a table that can fit 10 - 11 guys comfortably. We also don't have a way to haul THE poker table and folding chairs from house to house each week.

Now that the background is out of the way, should I build a poker table or should I buy. Remember, it has to be able to fit 10 - 11 so nothing small. Suggestions?
 
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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 03:14 PM
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well since i have been in construction all my life and worked every trade i would have to say BUILD IT MAN!!!

seriously it isn't that hard to do and will cost a lot less
you could even build it so it comes apart to make it easier for transpoting


 
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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 03:31 PM
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I would also have to say build it. a decent 10 man table can cost a couple grand or more. I built mine, and even made it a velvet top instead of felt. the cards slide like they're on ice. so sweet is scary. but if you don't have sewing and upholstery skills,(for the arm pads) the project could be a bit daunting. but a quality table can be built for a little more than 100 bucks GL
also has a little side note, if you're going to be playing regularly, get yourself some casino quality plastic playing cards. I wasted a lot of money buying bicycle brand cards by the case and having them turned to mush by the end of the tournament ( since the vast majority of people don't have a clue how to shuffle) KEM or COPAQ both make descent cards at a reasonable price. COPAQ are a little stiffer, depending on what you like, and both last a good long time. I got mine on ebay. Check it out.

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Thu Sep 29, 2011, 11:00 PM
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I was leaning toward building as I would certainly get a higher quality table for the price. BUT, I do not have the tools needed to make those arching cuts cleanly enough so it would take a long time to get around to building it.

I've found quite a few online that look like they are of decent quality for around $500. I've found others that are folding, I know probably not good quality, but the convience factor really is appealing since it is under $180 with shipping included and it will fit in the back of my car without issue.

Either way, I will have a new poker table by christmas.
 
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Fri Sep 30, 2011, 12:45 AM
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Jig Saw ($30 for a B&D 4 amp corded saw at Home Depot)

I've built my own table, and you can do one from approximately $125.
Jig Saw ($30 for a B&D 4 amp corded saw at Home Depot) is about the only tool you'll need that you may not have, although a circular saw would be useful for cutting the wooden support pieces; a regular wood saw will do ($12 at Home depot).
 
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Fri Sep 30, 2011, 01:22 AM
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Why not make 2 tables? How do you play other games besides nlhe with 10-11 players?
 

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