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Hey guys I just started working on this craps table and thought you guys would be interested in seeing it! Let me know if you have any suggestions to help improve the table. I can post more pictures if you guys are interested.
 

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Awesome! Would love to see more pictures. We've got a couple other guys that have done step by step craps table builds here, I always enjoy them.
 

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I'll post some more pictures later. We just cut the chip rail and decided to have one row of chips and then a arm rest. The table is only going to weigh around 200-300 pounds. The legs are removable with two bolts, which drops alot of weight.
 

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Ok guys, here's a short description of how we've done this/came up with this plan. There was a table in Minneapolis, MN (about 6 hours from here) they wanted $1500 for it and we didn't think it was worth it. So one drunk night we decided that we were going to build one. With my background in engineering I drew up plans on autocad and a 3-d design software. There were no definite plans on how to build one, so we played around (and still are) we started with two pieces of plywood. One for the drink tray and the other to raise the playing surface up (both pieces gives our table rigidity).



We then had to test the size of our felt to see if it was going to fit in the playing area.



We cut the drink tray out and made theoretically 3 dealer spots, but we'll probably never play with more than one or two.



Next we attached the sidewalls and then fitted the corners. I know the corners are rough looking, but they are strong and are going to be covered up!





Next we have base for the chip tray/armrest is laying on top of the table.



and the final most up to date picture we have started to veneer the outside.



I would love to keep hearing your opinions and ideas! We are definitely open to input on the rest of the table!
 

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That is a sweet build, but there is one thing I always wonder when I see craps builds. Do you play a "home game" of craps against your buddies where you are the bank? I can't really see this working for my poker group as the beauty of a no rake home poker game is the every man for himself concept. Not knocking the build or the idea, just wondering how people do it. If I had one I think it would just sit there, look cool and do nothing.
 

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That is a sweet build, but there is one thing I always wonder when I see craps builds. Do you play a "home game" of craps against your buddies where you are the bank? I can't really see this working for my poker group as the beauty of a no rake home poker game is the every man for himself concept. Not knocking the build or the idea, just wondering how people do it. If I had one I think it would just sit there, look cool and do nothing.
I asked the same question of the last dude that put a craps table build out there. Schulzpaul, you may want to check out that thread for some other build ideas. His table was very rudimentary at first, but it ended up pretty kickass. I remember he had a fire, and I think he lost the house, but was able to salvage the craps table. And he bought a new house with a pole barn for his craps games, IIRC.
 

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We have been looking at that post quite a bit! I haven't put much thought into playing with actual money. I'm helping a friend build it so I think he has some ideas on how we will play. I'll have to ask him tonight!
 

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Well guys we took care of the ugly corners for now! We finished veneering the outside of the table (except the drink tray). Hopefully over the weekend we can get staining and find a mirror!

 

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We've made some more progress! We are waiting for the stain to dry right now and then we plan on putting the felt on sometime this week! There's a few small adjustments we need to make to it still.

 

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Wondering if u had more detailed about how u did the corners and how go about cuttin them
If you look a few posts before this one you'll see the corners without any veneer on them. We took a 2 x 6 and cut out two arcs that matched our radius. With those arcs we created a top and bottom. Then we cut an extra 2 x 12 we had laying around into 1" strips. We then cut those to the proper length (I think 8.5"). The strips went in their vertically as you can see in the picture. Using the top two arc pieces we were able to glue all of them together. It looks trashy and it is, but once we have it completely covered (veneer on one side and a bumper on the other side) you will not see our corners and they are strong enough to support the weight of someone leaning on them or against them!
 
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