Submitted by Trishalado on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 06:46

Over the course of a couple months, my husband and I created this beautiful poker table based heavily on the Benchmark Octagon Table plans found here. The farmhouse style base was essentially the same although the size was modified slightly to better accommodate our poker table top that was completely custom. We even created slide out cup holders that work perfectly.  So much wonderful inspiration from both here and Pinterest that gave us wood working virgins the confidence to tackle our first project together. 

Estimated Cost

I've saved all the receipts but hesitant to add it up as I know there were an insane number of trips to Home Depot! Also, because I am new to this we had to make a significant investment in tools. It's worth every penny and more.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Poplar top
Finish Used
Saman waterbased stain (three parts Iron Earth and one part White Wash colours the top and it's finished with multiple coats of Saman water based Matte lacquer. The base is painted with Rustoleum Chalk paint first with charcoal and Aged grey and then covering with Linen White. Once dry the edges were lightly sanded to reveal the grey and black giving a distressed look.
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 01/26/2023 - 01:12

This table looks just perfect for poker nights with friends. I wish I had such a table in my home, but all my friends don't like poker or any other game, and for me, gambling is very interesting. I play slots the most often, but I can also play card games from time to time. This site is my favorite when it comes to casinos because there, I can find everything I need. For example, when I was looking for a new casino with specific bonuses, I read the information about the best ones on that site, including the info about bonuses, and it took me a few minutes to choose. And now I just play and enjoy.