How to Make a Pool Table Out of Cardboard

A cardboard pool table is the perfect recreation room accessory in the well-appointed dollhouse. Dolly and her friends will enjoy racking up some good times while sharpening their cue-ball techniques. A dollhouse rec room can be created in no time from an empty shoebox. A cardboard bar and barstools and a cardboard dance floor could complete the decor Thin cardboard poster board is the best type of cardboard for all the rec room furnishings, including the pool table.

Cut a strip of cardboard poster board to measure 2-inches by 4-inches with the scissors.

Fold the strip of cardboard every 2 inches to create a square Tape the long ends of the square together for the pool table base.

Cut a piece of poster board to measure 3-inches by 3-inches. Center the square on the base and secure it with masking tape. Paint the square green and the base brown.

Poke small holes in each corner of the pool table with the scissor blade.

Cut four 1-inch by 1-inch squares of the nylon stocking. Tape the squares under the pool table corners for ball pockets.

Roll 15 small balls of various coloured clay to serve as the pool balls. Bake them in a 275 degree kitchen over for 30 minutes to harden them.

Cut the barbecue skewers to 3-inches and paint them black with white tips for pool sticks.

Cut a 3-inch section of floral wire with the scissors and form it into a triangle for a ball rack.

Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard poster board
  • Masking tape
  • Nylon stocking
  • Poster paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Polymer clay, various colours
  • Wooden skewers
  • Floral wire
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About the Author

Linda Shepard has been staff writer for "C & G Newspapers" for over 10 years, covering local government and crime and serving as the newspaper's food writer. She has written for "Michigan Meetings Magazine" and is also the owner of, an online business of self-guided walking tours.