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      1. ½-inch oak plywood to make the lid and table: Get one 4x8-foot sheet.

      2. Nose and cove oak molding to trim the lid. Get two 8-foot lengths.

      3. 1x2 oak to trim the table. Get four 8-foot lengths.

      4. 1x4 oak to make the table's apron and collar. Get two 8-foot boards.

      5. x6 oak to make the coasters. Get three 2-foot boards.

      6. ¾-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) to make the playing surface. Get one 4x4-foot half sheet.

      7. Newel post to make the stand. Get an oak post at least 30 inches tall.

      8. Corbels to make the feet. Get four @ 10 inches.9. Felt. Get a 4x4-foot piece to cover and wrap the edges of the playing surface.

      10. Spray adhesive to attach the felt to the playing surface.

      11. -inch brad nails

      12. 1-inch brad nails

      13. 1¼-inch brad nails

      14. 2-inch deck screws

      15. 6-inch timber screws to attach the corbels to the newel post. Get eight.

      16. Wood glue

      17. 150- and 220-grit sandpaper