How to Make a Pool Table Out of Cardboard

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How to Make a Pool Table Out of Cardboard
Make a dollhouse rec room pool table from cardboard poster board. (pool table 2 image by MLProject from

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.

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Things you need

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

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

    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.

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

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

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