How to Build a Pro Poker Table Cheap – DIY – Every Step Included!

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Build your own pro poker table with professional speed cloth and padded vinyl rails for around $300. We include every step of the build and a full list of materials to make it super easy.

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Power drill and bits
3/4” Forstner bit
Stapler and staples
Tape measure
Straight edge
Palm sander and heavy-grit sandpaper
Router and roundover bit (optional)
2 sawhorses


2 sheets ¾” plywood (42″ X 84″ cut at store)
Scrap wood for marking guide
1¼” wood screws
Wood glue
3M Spray Adhesive
2” long 3/8” machine bolts and nuts
Duct tape
Folding table legs

Specialty Materials:

Look for specialty poker and foam suppliers in your city or order online.
Poker speed cloth (8′ X at least 4′)
Vinyl for rail (8′ X at least 4′)
¼” closed-cell foam for table-top (8′ X at least 4′)
1” open-cell foam for rail (8′ X at least 4′)

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10 thoughts on “How to Build a Pro Poker Table Cheap – DIY – Every Step Included!

  1. This is awesome and a fun weekend project. It's built better than the crap from Amazon/Walmart, is cheaper and you can feel a sense of satisfaction telling your buddies "I made it with my two hands." Rather than, "I charged it to my credit card and unboxed it." Really nice work. How does the cloth hold up to spills? Why didn't you use washers on the last step? It seems like a simple pan washer would work well without digging into the material. Anyhow, just curious. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Many areas where you can make this build easier. Forget the bolts, just screw up from underneath. You can still remove easily when you want or need to replace the rail material. Add the legs after the first cut, then all work will be done standing up not crawling around on your knees. Now for the table top foam, don't go all the way to the edge, lay the rail down and cut foam only as big as the play area, not under the rail, it will create a better edge on the play surface. It will be a more square edge where table top and rail meet. That where players stack their chips, you want that edge as square as possible, I didn't do that early on with my builds and I've seen more than my fair share of chip stacks toppling over. Foam from a fabric store works great and cheap, 1/2 inch table top foam and 3 inch rail foam. Fabric store such as Joann's have an email coupon 40% off makes the foam extremely inexpensive. And as Rahul Kumar stated, cup holders in the rail is a must. Makes making the rail a little longer but so worth it.

  3. That's a pretty small table. Definitely wouldn't want to try to fit 10 people at it. No spot for a dealer either.

  4. Brybelly speed cloth 50.00
    Folding legs 60.00
    Vinyl 60.00
    Volara tabel foam 36.00
    Casino supply 1in x54x105 foam 70.00
    Router bit 25.00
    Palm sander and paper 80.00
    3/4 Forster bit 15.00
    Jigsaw blades 15.00
    Hex head bolt 10.00
    3m spray adhesive 36.00
    Wood glue 5.00
    1/4 screw pack 8.00
    3/4 plywood 40.00
    Total cost= 510.00 approx
    Doesn't include jigsaw, stapler,handtools,clamps,ducktape.

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