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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the table convert from a poker table to a dining table?
When I originally designed my poker tables, I used the same construction methods found in commercial casino tables.

More specifically;

-On my tables, the padded rail (bumper) is a completely separate piece that has a sturdy wood frame to which I apply foam and vinyl/leather to. It simply slips over the outside edge of the table and is held firmly in place by a tight friction fit. You would never know that it wasn't mechanically attached.
-The dining top is also a separate piece and fits over the poker table after you have removed the padded rail (bumper). It is held in place by both a friction fit and its weight ~75 lbs. I choose this design in part because it provides a proportional poker/ dining table with out having to sacrifice size or skimping on construction methods. I didn't want my tables to look like a pancake on top of a table base when viewed from the side profile.

Some of the design benefits:
1. In order to have sturdy table that doesn't move, it needs a solid surface to rest on, and with my design, it rests on the wood chip rail as apposed to other table manufactures that have their tables rest on the padded rail. I have never felt that having an adequately constructed dining top resting on foam is an acceptable method of support, certainly not long term. 2. With my design, the height of both the poker table and the dining top is almost the same whereas with a dining top that fits over the entire table there would be a noticeable height difference unless you made the dining top quite thin or the padded rail (bumper) low or both.
3. I make my padded rails (bumper) quite large with a cross section of a little more than 6" (at least double what you will find on designs similar to mine) and I also upholster around the side for added comfort.

Obviously the tradeoff with my tables is that you will have to store the padded rail(bumper) when poker table is functioning as a dining room table, but it stores easily in a closet or under a bed.

How are your tables shipped?
All of my tables are shipped in wood crates specifically made for my tables. The ship either ground or air, depending on the location, and can take anywhere from 1-5 business days to arrive.
Do you have tables in stock available immediate shipping?
Because I build all of my tables to order I don't keep completed tables in stock, but I do generally stock parts that can limit the build time to 2-3 weeks depending on the style. Normal turnaround time is 4-6 weeks.
matt hensley
since 1998
Custom Furniture and Woodworks
Hensley Design