Well, this doesn't quite compare yet with the gallery that I had up at the old webhost, and although the new host and the old host are running the exact same software, somehow the gallery won't transfer intact. So I apologize if you had made comments here before, because now they're gone. Sorry.

I'll re-work this page later so that it's not one big table, but there's been a clamoring to just see the photos, so I'm going to put up the basics with some pithy captions to explain what's going on. I've probably got 200 photos or so of the construction process, but I'm not going to put them all up right now. If you'd like to see a photo of a particular detail during construction, or for that matter, if you have any other questions, just click here to shoot me an email.

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This is a close-up of the table after the top, rails, and the "mousepad" were complete, but before we'd worked out the leg details. This one really focuses on the racetrack. Here you can see the whole table upon final completion (with yours truly in the background tightening the attachment bolts). One nice thing about building custom legs for the table is not only can you control the style, but also the final height of the table.

This is the original cupholder design that we came up with for this table. This is what it looks like in profile; it slides completely under the table so that it's out of the way until there's need for it. Cupholders emerge! Here's what the cupholders look like from the top-down. The new table has a much more elegant design, but I'm not ready to share that one yet.

This is a tiny thumbnail shot of the entire table after the completion of the cupholders, and the portable, foldable legs. This is how the table looks today. This is what the cupholders look like in profile when theyre in use. You can see that these are really just a simple sliding tongue & groove with the cupholders and a solid-wood trim on the front. They were relatively easy and inexpensive to create, and they serve their purpose.

Everybody always wants to know what the table looks like from underneath. Here you go. Nothing sexy, but you can see how I clearly used too many bolts on the clamping cleats. But they've not failed yet, either. Here's the entire table, upside down, so you can see the relationship of all the parts. I'm still not satisfied that this is the best way to support this table, but I haven't come up with a better method yet, either.

She's got legs, she knows how to use 'em. If I were doing it again, I'd probably build the legs an inch to an inch and a half longer at the base for a little more stability, but fortunately they work very well and are quite stable. And they fold up great.