In the previous post we covered building and attaching the octagon skirt to the ring.
This part will be going under the octagon ring and inside the skirt.
Keep in mind that some tools are needed to do this project and if you don’t have it then you will need to buy it or rent it.
Let’s get started:
The Sub Table
We’re going to start with the Sub Table. This is the part that goes underneath the Play Area. It’s used for the poker chip holder as well.
Your table platform and playing area are made from two pieces of Plywood. Check the sheet and make sure it is not warped. Lay one on your work bench or saw horse.
Making the sub table platform can be done one of two ways. Let’s go with the easy way guys.
Get someone to help you with laying the octagon ring on the plywood sheet skirt facing down.
We are going to trace the octagon onto the sheet. Position the ring center of the ply with all the waste to one end.
Trace the ring out line and cut with your circular saw.
Notice in the picture how the ply is not big enough to make the platform.
We will add the waste to complete the shape.
Take your ply cut off and position and trace. See how I set up a level to make a true straight cut for the other side.
You should end up with 3 pieces of ply wood.
Make sure you dry fit them to make sure you got a perfect fit.
Remove the ring and get ready to the joiner again. I used a biscuit every 4″ so mark and cut your joint.
Straps were used to press the joints together (see my setup) but you can also do the wedge system.
What is key is to keep the plywood down while it set’s up. I used a wedge to do the play area.
The Play Area:
Using your other sheet of plywood, lay it on your bench and secure the piece to the bench with clamps.
Place the octagon ring on top facing down. Trace the octagon outline onto the plywood and cut it up.
Use your biscuit joiner to join the play area together and let dry overnight.
That’s all for today.
That’s it for the sub table and play area. In the next phase we get into the pedestal and table connection.