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My custom elliptical poker table was a labor of love to build and complete. The table began its life with cup holders and was going to be a racetrack table with expose wood around the cup holders and a center cloth playing surface. Once cut I did not like the look so changes were made. Many people in the poker forums thought I was crazy for building an elliptical but those who have seen it love it. Its unlike the typical oval table everyone has. The table is without a doubt a table that is unique in design and functionality. The custom cloth sports barbwire for the bet line with a pair of colt 45's and bullet holes. Folding handles were placed in the bottom with top of the line folding legs. The padded rail has 1 inch of high density foam for a comfortable arm rest. Along the bottom edge is 100 decorative nails that have all four suits, spades, clubs, diamonds, and hearts.

The custom speed cloth use's a process called Dye Sublimation. Dye is impregnate into a material and Sublimation is a change directly from a solid to a gaseous state without becoming liquid.
Polymer consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple molecules. When you rub your hands over the cloth you do not feel the artwork as the artwork is part of the cloth. The cards glide on the cloth as if the cloth was made of ice. With its unique shape all players are seated on a curve this allowing players shoulders to be separated giving the players more room on either side. The table is 95 inches long and 46 inches wide at the center.

With the table being made of Birch I was not able to hand rub the stain and get the finish I was after. I sprayed a number of coats of stain to arrive with this color. I then followed with a number of coats of poly sanding between coats and finished it off with Minwax Finishing Wax.

Down the road a pedestal base will be made so that the table becomes a part of our household furniture but still maintain the portable legs so the table can be a travel table if needed. When finished the folding legs will not be seen just the table top.

Sorry for the photos as the photos do not do justice to the artwork and the printing process of the finished product. Maybe I can get the table outside during early morning light and get better images. Thanks for looking... Keith
































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Nice table Keith. It certainly is different.

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Nice table Keith. It certainly is different.
That's whats separates me and my competition. Everyone builds an oval table or a round table. I wanted to be different and with that this table became the unique table that it is. I have already received additional orders and one guy wanted this table and the custom chips that were designed for the table. The answer was no...

Here are the chips that go with the table.



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Thanks Keith.

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Hi Keith

Very nice job
I can just hear my Boss, where are you going to use that, in my house I don't think so
and who are you going to hire to clean up after your buddies ,once they play cards..
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I really like the handles built into the table!!! Nice Job

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Very nice job
I can just hear my Boss, where are you going to use that, in my house I don't think so
and who are you going to hire to clean up after your buddies ,once they play cards..
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Bob, You must be speaking of your better half. I do all the cleaning before and after so the house looks as though nothing happen the day after. I really have a great group of player (30) that I call on that play and a very understanding wife who does not play poker. She knows if I were not playing at home I would be playing cards somewhere else. Not to mention she get to show off her new kitchen...

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James I am the amateur among all the craftsman in this forum. I appreciate the nice complement though.
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I really like the handles built into the table!!! Nice Job
Warren the handle makes a world of difference to move the beast. Even though its made of 1 single sheet of 3/4" Birch with two 6" doublers making the outer edge 2.25" thick its heavy. I used 42 T-nuts and 42 stainless bolts to sandwich the single plywood sheet making the table very strong. Throw in the table legs its not a lite weight.

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Keith..

do ya ever stray from the poker tables and venture other endeavors? I'd be interested in seeing some of your other work. Ever do anything along the lines of a game table?

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