A foosball fan, will always want to own a foosball table of his own, although a wide variety of foosball tables are up for grabs in stores both offline and online, we recommend that you build it yourself as it will work out really cheaper, in this post we will tell you how to arrange for the foosball spares like foosball wheels and foosball players easily.
First of to make a good start, play foosball on a number of different kinds of tables, with different functionalities, make a note of each and every detail like the surface you prefer for the foosball game, keep listing the best in each type of foosball table.
You will definitely want your foosball table to be sturdy and stiff enough to withstand the excitements of players, betting on the game maybe! We suggest a three quarter inch of plywood will work the best for your table, though you will have to double up thickness in many parts, and this will do really great. Apart from the other foosball spares like nuts, bolts, wood screws, table feet (adjustable type), clear spray adhesive compound, some veneer strips and a sheet of Plexiglas will do well as a playing surface.
We recommend between 11 and 14 foosball players on each side of the table and for this you will require foosball spares like foosball players, rods, bearings, handles, play field strips, foosball wheels, etc., which can be best bought for around three hundred dollars online. Moreover you can cut down costs if you could salvage things from an old and non functional foosball table.
It should not be difficult to work around the construction of the table if you have been involved in other do it yourself home projects which has involved woods, otherwise it is recommended to call in a friend who is a bit more knowledgeable in terms of working with wooden structures than you are.
Make use of the internet to get more detailed measurements, and you can even find many DIY foosball table construction guides online. The most difficult parts turn out to be the play field and the ball return, moreover there are some added parts internally which require some knowledge to install and make them work properly.
When you are done with the basic framework and are about to start with the play surface then make use of the three quarter inch of a particle or plywood board, glue it and paste the paper playing field over it, copy the field design off the internet and then fix a layer of Plexiglas using glue this will protect the play surface, the surface can be left for drying if wanted, you can also add textures using a sand paper, this will make your surface unique for a mere 30$ compared to the 250$ for the cost of the new playing surface.
These are some basic guide lines which will help you make decent foosball tables for a fraction of the costs, using foosball parts all DIY. Just search the internet for more precise details about the minor parts of the foosball tables.
Author Joe R Leech