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How Are Foosball Tables Made?

 

Are you interested in foosball? Do you know how foosball tables are made? Foosball, which is also known as table soccer, is a popular miniature version of the global sport. It features a fun translation of the sport with rods running across the table that hold a number of virtual players, depending on the specifications of your foosball table.


So how are foosball tables made?
Foosball, which requires at least two human players, can be fun and used for relaxation but it is also a popular competitive table game. We look into foosball tables to help shape your understanding of how these tables are made and what you should look for in an ideal one for you.

The best foosball tables are assembled by hand and feature perfectly balanced players on tempered rods. A great model will feature a handle with great grip, allowing for maximum control during a game. It will also be highly detail oriented, allowing players a great deal of comfort while offering real value.

The process begins by cutting down a medium density fiber (MDF) board, which is cut by a high precision drilling machine. The board will be used to develop the playing fields and side boards of your foosball table. The side boards are drilled using a 9-hole, which creates consistent ideally sized holes for use with the tempered rods.

The board is taken to an assembly line, which starts off by linking the MDF boards. The playing surface features a painted vinyl, which is glued to the boards using contact cement. The end wall is constructed and conjoined with the side walls and playing surface, with a rubber gasket going around the edges to ensure compactness.

After this process is complete, the assembled box is sanded to improve its texture and sawed in half. The internal components such as the ball drop and turnaround are assembled into the bottom half. Virtual foosball players are nailed onto the tempered rods, which are then inserted into the consistently sized holes on the sides of the table.

What should your ideal foosball table offer?

Your ideal foosball table should offer convenience through features that support your game play. It should also be sturdy enough and made of great quality materials in order to serve you well and consistently. What should you look for in a great foosball table?

  • Wooden handles for better grip
  • Adjustable legs for a more even playing field
  • Foosball balls with great grip
  • Counterbalanced foosball men
  • Heavy table of at least 180 pounds

What do you need to make your own foosball table?

If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can make your own foosball table at home. With the right materials, which don’t have to be the standard MDF boards and tempered rods, you could finish your foosball table in an afternoon.

Cardboard can be a great material for lightweight, small and easy to make tables. You can also make your own table using a 3D printer or substitute these materials for easily available alternatives such as natural wood and thick plastic rods. You should understand how football tables are made to ensure you capture all the necessary steps in your DIY process.

About James

James is an experienced foosball player who has won multiple tournaments. Having been introduced to the game when he was twelve, he has racked up years of competitive foosball that he was given special dispensation by his home town’s local authority to participate in pub tournaments in the area at a very young age. He spends his free time teaching the youth in his area how to play foosball, as well as providing classes on foosball techniques for players of all levels. After picking up a passion for DIY crafts and learning how to build tables, he has spent every Saturday at home making a foosball table for donation to homeless shelters in his state.

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