We have been playing on a small octagon table for years and a couple of us came up with the idea of getting a new table to accommodate the larger group of players that show up on a regular basis. We had the plywood donated by one player and the labour for the construction was provided by me. The material had to be purchased and shipped from the south so every night we take a small percentage of the pot until it's paid for. That way everyone pays.
There are some defects but they are only visible if you really look for them. If a second one is ever built it will be done a bit different and should be done faster. Everyone liked the table and was very enjoyable to play on. Overall a very nice first attempt.
The finished product with some poker paraphernalia below.
If they don't find you handsome they better find you handy!