Practice table felt suggestions

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Practice table felt suggestions

Post by pressitkuya » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:00 pm

I'm building a craps table in the garage for practice and hoping for some suggestions on the covering.

I'd like one end to be relatively hard/average, and the other end bouncy.

I know that felt is the covering I should be looking for, but I expect it's not all created equal.

Any links or recommendations for plain felt that would be of casino quality...and also any suggestions of how to achieve the bounciness on the one end?

Thanks much

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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by Big O » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:17 pm

I'm no expert, but you can use flannel under for bounce. If you want more you can use marine grade vinyl under. The deck you use can have a big effect on bounce as well. If it has too much grain in the wood it can cause an uneven bounce.
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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by pressitkuya » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:25 pm

Big O, thanks for that...i got 3/4 birch for the deck, and will check that part out also

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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by heavy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:22 pm

I'd go with billiard cloth unless you want to purchase a real layout. You can pick up a decent new layout for under $400. Often you can find take-off layouts from casinos on e-bay for about half that. High quality billiard cloth is going to be close to what you're looking for. For more bounce you can use that vinyl, some very thin closed cell foam, or just use six or eight sheets of newsprint.
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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by pressitkuya » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:43 pm

that's good info too, thanks, didn't think about used layout on ebay.

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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by SHOOTITALL » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:49 pm

I will throw in my from what it's worth dept. I think I would use a piece of leftover birch from the base and adjust a practice spot before doing all the heavy work on the table. Not good to put it together, not like it and redo, sometime more than once. Just my opinion.
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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by pressitkuya » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:21 pm

dang, that's a good idea...i have all the wood cut to size ready to screw together, and do have enough of the plywood left for that...experiment with different coverings on that smaller scale. Thanks

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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by bounce the bones » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:08 pm

You can always rip some one by one strip about one sixteenth thick, put them under the felt forming a square box under the landing area, and it will make it bouncer.

Then if you want it more bouncy than that just add another strip until you get the bounce you want.

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Re: Practice table felt suggestions

Post by pressitkuya » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:20 am

Great idea also, thank you

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