Well, after a lot of planning and a lot of design changes, the final table for my league began this weekend.
Other than buying a lot of supplies which emptied out one of the savings accounts (lol) and starting to cut the wood, not a whole lot got accomplished this weekend. It has been 90+ degrees this weekend so I didn't last long outside.
Without going too in-depth, I decided to have Eric from BigSlik design the gaming suede for my table, going with over a 2" raised rail, custom legs, and a shuffletech shuffler.
I'll be posting tons of pictures throughout the build, so stay tuned! Here are a few to get you started:
Final design of the rail
(after a lot of thought and planning, I decided to go with a raised rail. This particular design called for 6 sheets of wood. Four sheets of 5/8" and two sheets of 3/4". While some might say that is a ton of wasted wood, the remaining inside sheets that I am not using are being used for a second smaller table that will be holding all of our tourney supplies like chips, cards, etc. Further updates of that table build will continue throughout the thread)
The first of six sheets:
4 inches cut off the width of the 96" X 48" sheet of wood
(I wanted to keep this table the same size as the previous tables that I made, but with me going a greater distance from side to side wrapping the vinyl around a thicker rail, I had to shave 2 inches off of each side to ensure that I would be getting enough material to wrap the entire rail. As shown in the first picture, 4 inches will be cut off the side of sheets A, B and C and 5 inches will be cut off of sheets D, E and F)
My beautiful/high-tech circle-tracing tool
(Using the leftover wood from cutting the sides off, I created a nifty little tool to be able to trace the half-circles for the ends of the table)
Corners cut off
Sheet D part of the railing
More updates and pics to come throughout the week!