This project has been on my to-do list since we built our house. It’s something I have played in bars and always wanted in my home. Shuffleboard is a great game because the skill level of most players is not that far a part. Meaning, at a gathering, a newcomer and someone that has played for a while can still compete against one another.
When it came to building a shuffleboard table I knew the hardest task would be building the top. I looked at just purchasing a top that was already made but those get really expensive. After coming across the butcher block countertops sold at Home Depot, I realized this was going to be my nicest and most affordable option. If you want an even more affordable option consider a few layers of plywood with oaking flooring laid on the top and sides. Read on to see all the details on how this came together.
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- (2) 3/4” x 4’ x 8’ Plywood
- (2) 8’ x 25” x 1.5” Butcher Block Countertops
- (2) 2 x 6 x 16’ Boards
- 2 x 6 x 8’ Board
- (6) 2 x 4 x 8’ Boards
- (3) 2 x 4 x 10’ Boards
- (2) 1” x 72” Square Steel Tubing
- 1/8” Thick x 1-1/2” x 72” Steel Angle
- 1/2” Wood Dowel (Optional for plugs)
- 2-1/2” Pocket Screws
- 1-1/4” Pocket Screws
- 2” Wood Screws
- 2” Lag Bolts
- 3” Wood Screws
- Gutter Material
- Rubber and Leather OR carpet
- Wood Glue & Adhesive for Gutter Material
- (4) Heavy Duty Leveling Feet
- Paint & Numbers
- (4) 3/8” x 3” Hanger Bolts, Nuts and Washers
- 2-4 gals of Countertop Epoxy (optional)
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Time needed: 5 days.
These plans will walk you through the process of building a 14 foot shuffleboard table for under $1k and using materials found at your local Home Depot.
- Cut List
- Leg Assembly
- Frame Assembly
- Frame Assembly (Cont.)
- Frame Assembly (Cont.)
- The Gutter
- Assembling the Top
- Installing the Top and Climate Adjusters
- Finishing the Top
Note: We poured our epoxy top from the center and let it flow out. This resulted in a slightly convex surface (opposite of what we want). While we corrected most of it with the adjusters, the sides of the board still fall off a little bit. If you choose epoxy, I would highly recommend only using 2 gallons and start by pouring or moving the epoxy to the sides and allowing to settle in the middle to help create that concave surface.