How to Build a Barrel Stave Pool Cue Rack


This is another in-progress project that I have underway. This post will be updated as I continue the project.

Here’s a dry fit of what I’m building:

A temporary screw to hold the triangle that will most likely be replaced with a wood dowel setup. Also using the bottom mount of a pool cue rack for the ping pong balls.

Drilling the Ping Pong Paddle Holes

After measuring the placement for the ping pong paddles, it was time to use a Forstner bit in the drill press. The largest Forstner bit I had was 1-3/8″, this hole was just large enough for the paddles we have, but probably would have otherwise gone up to at 1-1/2″ for some extra clearance.

Initial Assembly

custom barrel stave pool cue table tennis rack

Applying a Stain

Here’s an initial coat of stain. I used a “dark walnut” varathane.

More to Come

I still need to add a “shelf” for pool cue chalk and conceal the screws. That’s all for now though!

Fabville

Kevin has been involved in the custom automotive scene since he bought his first mini-truck in high school and began modifying it. He also has interest in sustainability, DIY projects, and various forms of fabrication. Seeing improved technology of batteries, he has made a concentrated effort over the last few years to transition away from fossil fuels. From lawn care to automotive.

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