Felt Layout Options
Are you interested in having your own poker table but haven’t found just the right one? Granted there are many different table designs available, but maybe you have something very specific in mind. Well, have you ever thought about making your own? If you were to make your own table the possibilities are almost limitless. You could buy the most expensive material and make an exquisite table or purchase the most basic material and have a table in no time at all. I think one of the most important features of your table is what type of felt or speed cloth you select. Selecting a felt is a little like selecting a carpet, each varies in price, material and quality.
The very basic felts range in price from anywhere between $12.00 and $20.00. Most of these felts are pre-stamped with a specific game in mind. Some of these styles are blackjack layout, craps layout, Texas Hold’em layout and various others. Generally these layouts are 6’ x 3’, some are even 2-sided. This type of layout is perfect if you need to put something together in a hurry. There are numerous ways to adhere the felt to an existing table or even a piece of plywood, such as tape, glue, staples and so on.
Another option is wool blend speed cloth, sold by the yard. This is very similar to the speed cloth that is used on casino gaming tables. A fine feature about this type of felt is that fuzz balls won’t build up over time and the cards will continue to smoothly glide across the table for easy dealing. Speed cloth is available in many colors and designs; it is also durable and will stay in amazing form for years of play. Some of these types of cloth can also be imprinted with a custom logo or design.
If you want to make a blackjack table then I would suggest a unique custom layout that is already the correct shape and size for a standard casino table. This type of layout comes in several classy designs, but you can also request your own custom design. These layouts usually start in price around $170.00; believe me they are well worth it. They are fire resistant, waterproof and the dye used for the artwork is actually dyed into the fabric and not just pressed or glued on.
No matter what you decide all of these felts are a first-rate choice, it just depends on what you are looking. Happy table making and good luck; maybe you will have such a good time making yourself a table you will want to make a career of it.