So next week Worm is taking my 1st table off my hands and I'll start working on another one. I'm leaning towards a beige or tan tabletop with red rail.
If I go with a felt surface, I found the place to get that. I am considering though the "velveteen" fabric that Quads is hot about (plus that makes the build about $250 instead of $300).
I know I can get the velveteen on Ebay for about $35 incl shipping, but I've never seen the beige color at auction. If I have to buy the beige directly from PokerNStuff then it's about $45 with shipping.
The cheapest I found the marine vinyl was Ebay for about $37 incl shipping.
So the question is...has anybody found that stuff for less??? (That's 3 yards of each.) Velveteen for less than $45? Vinyl for less than $37?
Nick...I've never found the right widths in Hancocks or any other retail fabric store. For my first table I bought at an upholstery shop, which had everything I wanted, but I paid more than I needed to. Did you find your fabrics at Hancocks? What did you use?
I went to Garland Fabric shop on Howe ave. I got the felt, the marine vinyl, and all the padding for about $120.
They didn't have a huge selection on the felt and it took some digging (not very well organized), but they had every color of marine vinyl you could ever want @ ~$9/yd. I think my felt was ~$9/yd as well.
I personally like to put my hands on stuff like this before I buy.
I don't know what to tell you other than you should get samples of material and use what YOU like.
It's sold locally and over the net. If you like the touchie feely part, then buy it locally. If you don't care, then buy from someone over the net. The bottom line is that some like it and some don't. Some will fuck it up when putting it on, and others won't.
Same as where some can always connect an inside straight (like for me example) and other can't.
I like the material that I have, an I also like Hagar's. Both are in the velveteen family.
I'm at work too! however I'm on a rock in the middle of an ocean.
Ohhh... lookie there, here comes another sea crate full of booze.... I believe they need my help in unloading it....
You know...The more I think about it the more I think I wanna splurg and go with the real live wool gaming felt. I dunno...There's something special about knowing that the table will be made with "the good stuff"...
Don's contact is where I got my good stuff that is different then anything you guys are talking about. I am sure he will pipe up with the contact info. but my whole bill for all the foams, vinyl and tabletop material was $90.
It's called Liberty Upholstry and it's on North Market street, near Arco. Tell them Don from Industrial Caster sent you, and they'll hook you up. They have everything in stock and it's a lot cheaper, plus no shipping. I don't have the direct address here at home, but if you need it I can get it from work.
I bought Ebony Symphony Suede table top material for $40 and the carnival tradewinds marine vinyl for $31 plus all the foam for another $15 or so. My vinyl and table topper wer more on the high quality side so you can end up spending anywhere from $60 to $100 for everything depending on your choices.
It's a very thin material. Heck...It's so thin I can see through it. Seems like it would be easily damaged. It's also unusual in that it is obviously supposed to stretch, but only in one direction. Seems like it would be very difficult to stretch it tightly over a tabletop.
I can't figure out what is all the fuss about this stuff. Seems like very cheap material to me.
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