Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This is the Poker Table My Stepdad Built

Last year, towards the end of summer, I decided that a great present for Seth for Christmas would be a poker table. I knew it would get a lot of use, and therefore would be justified - 'cause these things ain't cheap, people!

In an "effort" to save money, I asked my incredibly skilled stepdad, Kepler, to make the table. He made an awesome bumper-pool table when he was about 10 years old, so I knew he was fully capable of making a one of a kind poker table.

It ended up costing twice as much as I thought it would, but was still a fraction of the price had this been commissioned by anyone else, or had I just gone to a store and bought one.
(thankfully, my folks decided to foot the bill and have the table be from them!)

And here's the 8-Man Purple Power Octagon of Doom!
...I just made that up.
(Bramlage Coliseum, where the Wildcats play, has been dubbed the Octagon of Doom)



This table is sweeeet!
The fabric isn't your typical felt, rather it's speed cloth - specially designed fabric for card play.
And it's purple!!!

There are inset chip trays and inset cup holders, so you don't spill your drink when making a mad dash to rake in all those chips!



He made the table sit on a pedestal for maximum leg space and even routered the base!



Isn't it a beauty?!



Thank you Kepler!
I knew this table would be fantastic, but it even beats the high standard I was expecting!
:)


Since the end of December, Seth has already had two poker games. And since we're once again living in close proximity to his main poker buddies, I have a feeling there will be many more games before next Christmas rolls around!

15 comments:

  1. WOW! That looks incredible. Your stepdad did a fantastic job:)

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  2. That table is fantastic!! And I'm sure the quality is much better than you'd get "store bought".

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  3. Wow...that looks wonderful! I wish I had talent like that!

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  4. Wow! That table is gorgeous. What a talented step-dad you have !

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  5. That is one well constructed table. It looks better than most you would bu from a store. Super cool!

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  6. he did a great job for sure!!
    I know your hubs loves it :)

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  7. Very nice table...I'm sure he could sell many if he wants a side job. Good Job!

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  8. Hard to beat anything built by hand with ♥!!

    What fantastic craftmanship!!

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  9. it's a beaut! I think my hubby's jealous. =)

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  10. That is an amazing job! He might be interested in:
    http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/
    She takes items seen in Pottery Barn, Land of Nod, etc. and makes plans so others can build cheaper.


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  11. That is an amazing job! He might be interested in:
    http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/
    She takes items seen in Pottery Barn, Land of Nod, etc. and makes plans so others can build cheaper.


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    Please stop by!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh.my.goodness!! He did an absolutely amazing job on this!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think you could ever buy something this nice. The color is great too!

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