So, I have a simple table i built from an old kitchen table. Its 5ft long, by about 3ft wide. It fits 6 people great and thats really all i need/play with. I added a padded rail, and a padded full surface area with green SSC.
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Anyhow, So after playing on it a few times, I want to improve the table.
The 2 main things i would like to improve are: Cup holders, and adding a betting line/surface.
With the cup holders, I dont want to embed them into the playing field, and I dont want to embed them into the padded rail. So im leaning towards a racetrack area where they look better, and its seperate from the playing field. A racetrack also allows me to incorporate a betting area seperate form the players chips, without getting custom felt with a line on it.
However, according to my previous poll, most people think the racetrack is nice to look at, but an annoyance to play with due to its harder surface.
Cutting a race track into the table and padding the playing surface of course, however, instead of staining/varnishing the race track, i was thinking about also padding and felting that surface as well in a seperate color.
For example, a black rail, then a black SSC padded racetrack with cup holders, then the green playing surface out in front/middle. This gives a padded surface for the chips, seperates the playing surface from the chip holding area, and gives an area for drink holders around the table. I was also thinking about raising the playing surface about 1/4 inch or so above the "track" as well..
What are your thoughts? Could this be a good idea? has anyone seen it before? any suggestions or "that would be aweful!" opinions?
Anyone have any good color combinations I should look into that would look pretty snazzy? or even suggestions to use a mix of SSC playing surface and say suede railtrack