The right way to Construct a Poker Desk

These are step-by-step directions for constructing a poker desk. The desk will measure 48″ x 96″ and have a Four” large rail. It will present ample seating for 10 gamers.

These directions use pine boards for the legs and body, as a result of these are painted. For those who choose to stain you desk, you could wish to substitute for a distinct species of wooden. You might also wish to buy foldable banquet desk legs to make use of because the legs in your desk.

Supplies Wanted:

three – Four’x8′ Sheet of ¾ ” MDF
10 – eight’ 1×4 Choose Pine Boards
1 – 6′ 1×10 Choose Pine Board
Four – Black Strap Hinges
Four – Desk Leg Braces
High quality Wooden Glue
1 can – 3M Hello-Power 90 Spray Adhesive (inexperienced can)
1 qt. of Paint (black)
1 qt. of Polyurethane
eight – 2″ Bolts with Tee Nuts
1 – Field of 1 ¼ ” Black Drywall Screws
16 – Four” Black Drywall Screws
Wooden Filler
¼” Closed Cell Foam 96″x48″
22′ 1′ Thick Rail Foam – three# Firmness
Vinyl 55″ x 108″
Desk Fabric 55″ x 108″
Optionally available – 2 Foldable Banquet Desk Legs (Take away 7 – eight’ 1×4 Choose Pine Boards)

Instruments Wanted:

Jig Noticed
Miter Noticed with End Blade
Belt Sander with 120 grit sand paper
Orbital Sander with 180 grit sand paper
Router
¼ ” Roundover with bearing” Router Bit
Drill
Drill Bits (three/Four” Spade, 1/eight” wooden, ¼ ” wooden, 5/16″ wooden)
Countersink
Clamps
Utility Knife
Hammer
Staple Gun
Staples
Paint Brush or Sprayer

Step 1 – Structure Desk Prime and Rail Items

Draw your Desk/Rail items onto the three items of MDF. The desk high shall be 1 piece and the rail will consist of three items (high, center and backside).

The First Sheet of 48″ x 96″ MDF

The primary sheet will produce the underside piece of the rail and the desk high.

Find the spot 24″ in from the tip and 24″ in from the aspect; mark it. Do the identical on the different finish. These are the spots that can produce the radiuses for the semi circles.

The primary Semi circles shall be for the surface fringe of the underside rail piece. Measure out 24″ from the marked spots (this shall be to the sting of MDF). Draw a semi circle from one aspect of the sheet of MDF to the opposite creating the semi circle. Repeat on different finish.

The second semi circle shall be for the within fringe of the underside rail piece. Measure 22 ½ ” from the marked spot. Draw a semi circle on each ends. Now draw a straight line alongside either side to attach the 2 semi circles.

The Third semi circle to shall be for the desk high piece. Measure 22 ¼ ” from the marked spot. Draw a semi circle at each ends. Now draw a straight line alongside either side to attach the 2 semi circles.

Second and Third Sheets of 48″ x 96″ MDF

These sheets will produce the center and high items of the rail.

Once more, find the spot 24″ in from the tip and 24″ in from the aspect; mark it. Do the identical on the different finish.

Measure out 24″ from the marked spot and draw a semi circle. Repeat on different aspect. This created the surface edges of the rail.

Measure out 20″ from the marked spot and draw a semi circle. Repeat on different aspect. This has created the within edges of the rail.

It will create a Four” large rail.

Step 2 – Reducing out the Desk Prime and Rail Items

Use a jig noticed to chop the Four items out of the MDF sheets. Do your finest to keep up a pleasant even lower alongside the strains. First, lower off the corners. Subsequent drill a pilot gap for the jig noticed blade. Use a ¼ ” drill bit. Drill the opening subsequent to the road, not into it (additionally not into the desk or rail piece). As soon as the holes are drilled, after which lower out the remaining items.

Step three – Assemble Rail Items

The subsequent step is to assemble the rail. These items shall be glued and screw collectively. Dry match the three items collectively to see which means they match one of the best.

-Assemble Prime and Center Piece-

First, apply wooden glue to 1 aspect of the highest piece. Subsequent, lay the center piece on high of the highest piece. Be certain that they’re lined up collectively. Clamp them collectively. Use a 1/eight” drill bit and drill pilot holes each eight” – 12″ across the rail. Use a countersink on the opening, so the screw shall be recessed into the wooden. Screw 1 ¼ ” sheetrock screws into the holes. Take away clamps.

-Assemble Backside piece to Prime/Center Items-

Apply glue on one aspect of the underside piece. Lay the underside piece onto the opposite items. Be certain that items are lined up collectively. Clamp items collectively. Use a 1/eight” drill bit and drill pilot holes each eight” – 12″ across the rail. Use a countersink on the opening, so the screw shall be recessed into the wooden. Screw 1 ¼ ” sheetrock screws into the holes. Take away clamps. Fill every of the screw holes with wooden filler. Enable the wooden filler to dry.

Step Four – Sanding Rail and Desk Prime

-Desk Prime –

Sand the aspect of the Desk Prime to take away any roughness or unevenness from sawing utilizing a belt sander.

-Rail –

The entire edges of the rail should be rounded. This may be performed with a belt sander, however ideally to be performed with a router. Utilizing a ¼ ” Roundover with bearing” router bit works nice. Every of the 5 edges ought to be rounded.

Use the belt sander to sand the aspect of the rail. Attempt to make it as easy as potential. Use the orbital sander to flippantly sand the highest and the newly rounded edges. Be sure that the wooden filler is sanded easy.

Step 5 – Seal Desk Prime and Rail

Apply a skinny coat of polyurethane to the highest aspect and fringe of the desk high, and to all sides of the rail. Put these items apart and allow them to dry. This does two issues; protects the wooden from spilled drinks and most significantly helps the spray adhesive adhere higher.

Step 6 – Desk Body

-Minimize Body Items –

2 – 31 7/eight” 1×4 boards – Finish Items

2 – 64″ 1×4 boards – Facet Items

1 – 30 three/eight” 1×4 board – Center Assist

2 – 30 three/eight” 1×10 boards – Leg Mounts
You’ll lower a complete of seven items for the body. Use three of the eight’ 1×4 and 1 6′ 1×10 boards for the body. Use one of many 1×4 boards; lower 2 – 31 7/eight” size items and 1 – 30 three/eight” size piece. Subsequent, lower 2 – 64″ size items, one out of every of the two remaining 1×4 boards. Lastly, lower 2 – 30 three/eight” size items out of the 1×10 board.

-Assemble Body Items-

At each ends of the tip items, countersink two pilot holes. The aspect items will butt as much as the tip items. Apply wooden glue to the ends of the aspect items. Match the tip and aspect items collectively. Use eight – 1 ½ ” sheetrock screws to lock them collectively. It will make an oblong formed body.

On the midway level (32 ¾ “) of the now 65 ½ ” aspect, drill Four countersink pilot holes, 2 holes on every of the perimeters. Apply glue to the ends of the 30 three/eight 1×4 center help piece. Insert it into the body and fasten it in place with Four- 1 ½ ” screws.

The two – 30 three/eight” 1×10 leg mount boards go in subsequent. These boards will sit flush with the highest fringe of the body. Drill 10 countersink pilot holes for every leg mount board; three holes on either side and Four on the tip. Apply glue on three edges of the leg mount board. Insert it into the body and fasten it in place. Fill all screw holes with Wooden Filler.

Step 7 – Fasten Body to Desk Prime

Have the desk high laying flat with the underside aspect up. Lay the body on high of the desk high. Be sure that the body is centered in each instructions on the highest. Use a pencil to stipulate the body onto the desk high. Define each inside and out of doors of body, together with the middle help and leg mounts.

Take away body from high. Use a 1/eight” drill bit and drill holes each Four”-6″ all the way in which round have been the body shall be. Drill some holes for the leg mounts too. Flip the highest over and countersink every of these holes.

Flip the highest again over. Apply wooden glue to the highest have been the body will fasten to it. Place Body again on high. Begin fastening screws from beneath. Be certain that the corners are fixed and you’ll flip it over and end many of the screws from the highest. It’s a little simpler that means. Wipe off any extra glue.

Step eight – Desk Legs

-Tough Minimize Leg Items –

16 – 27″ 1×4 (These shall be lower to 26″ later)

eight – 24″ 1×4 (These shall be lower to 23 ¾ ” later)
Minimize 15 – 27″ 1×4 items out of 5 – eight’ 1×4 boards. Minimize the 16th 27″ piece out from one of many left over 32″ items from the body. These 16 boards will make the Four legs.

Minimize eight – 24″ items out of the remaining 2 – eight’ 1×4 boards. These eight boards will make the two cross helps for the legs.

-Glue Leg Items –

Divide the 16 – 27″ legs boards into Four teams of Four. Glue the Four boards collectively and clamp them collectively. Repeat this for the opposite three legs. Enable the glue to set earlier than eradicating clamps.

Divide the eight – 24″ help boards into 2 teams of Four. Glue the Four boards and clamp them collectively. Repeat this for the opposite help. Enable the glue to set earlier than eradicating clamps.

-Sanding Leg Items –

Use a belt sander and sand the leg and help items easy. Solely sand the joint aspect of those items. Subsequent, use the router with the ¼ ” Roundover with bearing” bit and around the corners of the legs and help items. Use the orbital sander to sand the items to a pleasant easy end.

-End Minimize Leg Items –

End lower every leg to 26 ½ “. Minimize off a portion of every finish of every leg to make sure that each ends of the leg have a completed lower. Gentle sand with the orbital sander.

End lower every Assist to 23 ¾ “. Minimize off a portion of every finish of every help to make sure that each ends of the help have a completed lower. Gentle sand with the orbital sander Restyle24 .

-Assemble Legs –

The Four legs will measure three” x three ½ ” in width. Lay the Four legs aspect by aspect with the three ½ ” aspect face up. Measure up from the underside of every leg 5″ and eight ½ “. Mark these measurements throughout every leg. That is the situation have been the cross helps will fasten to the legs.

Drill 4 three/16″ holes fully although the every leg. Use a countersink bit or three/eight” drill bit and make a ½ ” to ¾ ” deep countersink gap for every of the 16 screw holes. Apply wooden glue to each ends of every of the help items. Insert the screws into the holes and fasten the leg to the help. Do that for every leg.

 

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