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Message: Posted by: Kevin Ram (Aug 8, 2004 12:10PM)
Where is the best place to buy a card table from.

I would prefer from the UK as postage would be cheaper but am willing to buy from USA.

Thanks :)
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Aug 8, 2004 12:17PM)
What do you mean "card table", is it for a specific trick as the only things I know called card tables have 4 legs that unfold and the top is heavy board.Nothing to do with magic that I am aware of.Do you mean possibly a close-up table ?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 8, 2004 12:28PM)
I have never bought a poker table as they are not hard to make. Get a top cut to shape from plywood, cover it in a thin layer of foam, go to a pool/snooker hall and buy an old snooker table cloth to cover, turned over.
Fix this to any old table. Putting a lip around the edge can be done with a bit of foam and fake leather.
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Aug 8, 2004 12:31PM)
Thanks Tommy that is a very neat idea!
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ram (Aug 8, 2004 12:48PM)
Yes, an actual card table for playing poker......oh yeah, and practicing sleight of hand :)
Message: Posted by: T. Joseph O'Malley (Aug 8, 2004 02:06PM)
If you're looking to buy a card table that folds up and has 4 chairs that fold up, my recommendation is to check Salvation Army stores or Thrift shops or 2nd hand shops. If I go into one of those stores, I typically see a couple of card tables sitting folded up, usually for 20 or 30 bucks. I've got one at home, it's a great surface for playing cards or performing/practicing magic.
Message: Posted by: Paul H (Aug 9, 2004 01:58AM)
Hi Kukram,

Tommy's idea is great. Unfortuantely I do need a table that I can fold up. So, I've bought whats called a luxury bridge table for about 104incl post and packing from Countrywide Computers in Cambridge UK. If you are interested, you can phone them on 01353 740323 and ask for Eric.


Paul H
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ram (Aug 9, 2004 03:42AM)
Paul, is there any pictures I can see of the table on the web?
Message: Posted by: Paul H (Aug 9, 2004 09:32AM)
Hi Kukram,

If you are based in or near London, then I suggest you have a look at the following 'Chess and Bridge' site. They have a picture of exactly the same tables for exactly the same price as Countrywide Computers. Click on the following web address and then click on TABLES AND CLOTHS in the menu bar. It will take you straight there.


Hope this helps. Let me know if there is a problem.


Paul H
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ram (Aug 9, 2004 11:06AM)
Thanks paul.I checked them out.They are quite good.

Earlier I came across a full sized poker table..A bit more expensive though

Here's the link if anyone wants to see.The fourth one down I think I'll get.Just a plain one.