Build Your Own Poker Table from MDF

Build an MDF Poker Table

Have a true gaming experience when playing with Texas Hold’em or any other poker game with this self-build mdf poker table.

This light table is entirely in MDF and is designed for up to six players.

This compact and portable table has a hexagonal shelf and detachable legs so you can pack it horizontally for storage.

The hexagons are marked on the table with a compass made of a piece of wood, with a pencil at one end rotating around a central nail to draw a circle.

As the length of the hexagonal side is equal to the radius of the circle, the distance of the compass will help you know how to draw the circle which remains the same. Just mark the length of each side around the circumference.

The materials

The bowl is cut with a circular saw half of the MDF sheets 1200 x 1200 x 16 mm.

The legs and arms are also cut from 16mm MDF.

The roof cover of the car is placed on the table as a support, then covered with a toy towel.

For the armrests, the upholstery suppliers fix two layers of 10 mm foam and then cover them with vinyl.

A layer of foam and a vinyl film on the long outside edge of the armrest are attached to the bottom of the table.

Practice cutting foam and vinyl and stapling wood waste to master the filling technique before covering your arms.

Complete the table with wood and brass cup holders as a specialty.

New Guinea rosewood was used and cleaned. However, the available Tasmanian oak can also be used and then stained to achieve the same colour.

Cut the pieces

In this project, we are using a small circular saw Ryobi ONE + 18V 150 mm.

Fine MDF dust is minimized by connecting to a new vacuum workshop.

Set the depth of cut just below the thickness of the material and set the bottom of the plate to a uniform cut.


Attach the arm to the base table and the plate to the table with 32 mm x 8 g wood screws.

Attach the base and lather it on the other side of the aerosol and vinyl tape with a 10 mm press.

Step 1. Mark the circle on the table

Make a compass from 800mm pieces of wood with 3mm holes at one end and a V-notch at 600mm intervals.

If you are in the middle of the frame in the harbor, support your work in a notch and form a circle.

Step 2. Define the hexagon

Color the nail compass around the circle.

Mark the tire connection in the notch, put the nail back into the mark and repeat the procedure on the circumference of the tire.

Step 3. Draw a hexagon

Connect two adjacent straight intersections and form the other side with a ruler or a square.

Repeat the process around the circle until the last page meets the first and forms a hexagon.

Step 4. Cut the table

Cut a hexagon with a circular saw with a narrow guide wire.

The ruler moves the same distance as the measurement between the edge of the saw base plate and the inside edge of the saw blade.

Step 5. Prepare the arms

Cut your hands with a saw. Sand the edges of the base with a router and a 3 mm round knife.

Glue a 10 mm layer of foam with glue, cut the layer and add another layer with a 50 mm projection on the long side.

Step 6. Soft armrest

Cut the vinyl to approximately 50mm.

Start filling at the corner of the inside edge, work along the inside and inside edges, stretch and press 5 mm and 10 mm from the edge.

Step 7. Straighten your arms

Cut the excess vinyl about 5 mm from the rivets with scissors.

Let the foam and vinyl hang over the outside edge for now as they get stuck later.

Repeat the procedure to cover all weapons.

Step 8. Add the bottom

Apply a spray of glue to the back of the base and the table and roll up the base.

Roll it to the other side of the table, press it down and level it when you leave. Cut off the excess with a knife.

Step 9. Cover the table

Turn the fabric over and apply a spray of glue to the back of the fabric and to the table support.

Put the fabric on the table while working with an assistant. Make sure the fabric is slightly stretched and smooth without an airbag.

Step 10. Hold your arms

Mark the location of the cup holder and attach the 16mm foam strip to the open edge with glue. Then cover with vinyl.

Tighten the palm rest under the table with the screw and press the excess vinyl into place.

Step 11. Create a glass container

Round the edge of the glass and draw a diagonal line to find the center point.

Mark a 94 mm circle, make a 10 mm starting hole and cut out with a puzzle.

Secure it to the table with a screw and drill a hole in the table.

Step 12. Your footing

Using a puzzle, cut a space of 370 x 16 mm between the center of the foot and a side of 730 mm and make sure it fits the location.

Attach the slats to the bottom of the table with the screws and place the feet in the correct position.