How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.

Building a foldable DIY Subbuteo table

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
You’ve always dreamed of a smart Subbuteo table that can be stored away after a training session? Check out Flicking Forever’s new step-by-step tutorial with 25+ photos.

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
Foldable legs.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
Foldable board.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
Saves so much space.

 


Tutorial

Part one: The frame

 

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How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
1 | I used construction wood (7 x 7 cm) to build the table frame. You can see the bars’ dimensions in the picture above. Pay attention to use extra long screws (at least 10 cm).
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
2 | The MDF board for the Extremepitch measures 150 x 100 cm and is 22 mm thick. In the photo above, I put it on a wooden stand to mount the frame on its back side.

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
3 | Three metal hinges (fixed with seven screws each) carry the MDF board when the table is folded.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
4 | A metal bar shoe is a good idea to stabilize the two foldable table legs.

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
5 | Frame and legs mounted and folded. I mentioned some dimensions in the photo above.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
6 | Two adjustable furniture feet are a must to compensate floor irregularities.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
7 | Four furniture wheels (6 cm height) are mounted under the wooden frame.

 


Part two: The surrounds

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
8 | I took wood strips to craft the surrounds: 5 cm high and 1 cm thick.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
9 | The strips were painted with grey lacquer (two layers).

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
10 | Can’t remember how I came up with that idea but I took a sheet of cork (5 mm) and cut out small stripes.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
11 | I painted the stripes with the same grey lacquer and after they had dried…
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
12 | …I glued them on the surrounds. Now they serve as shock absorbers to protect the figures.

 


Part three: The pitch

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
13 | This is my new Extremepitch, the fastest and maybe best Table Soccer pitch on the market! Comes in a tube and can be glued or thumbtacked on a MDF board.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
14 | I decided to fix the Extremepitch permanently with a spray adhessive. I used a plastic rain pipe to flatten the pitch (avoids any bubbles!).

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
15 | After the pitch has been laid, I fixed the four surrounds carefully with screws.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
16 | Step by step, I completed my new Table Soccer board. After all surrounds were mounted,…
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
17 | …I did some fine works like grinding and re-painting the edges and varnishing the outsides with clearcoat.

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
18 | I created a small pattern for the Extreme Works goals. Good to know where the drill-holes should be.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
19 | Final test: This board is level.

 


Part 4: Enjoy!

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
20 | After the first training session I can say without doubts: This Extremepitch is really fast!
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
21 | Good choice to glue a cork surface on the surrounds: It cushions and protects the figures.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
22 | Everything is set up for the next game: The only question is “Which teams should I play with?

 


Encores

 

How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
23 | Practicing shots can be frustrating for a beginner when you miss the goal and the ball falls to the floor (or slips under the sofa!).
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
24| As a small encore project, I created a wooden wall with cork surface that can be easily attached on the boundary behind a goal.
How to make a foldable DIY Subbuteo table.
25 | Even your worst shooting attempts are being blocked now by the wall. Have fun with this Subbuteo solo training idea.

 

So this is my new foldable DIY Subbuteo table. I hope that you like it and my tutorial was understandable. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment below. And do not forget to subscribe to my newsletter.

4 COMMENTS
  • Kilwag
    Reply

    Looks great! I’d love to see a shot from behind the goal, showing the whole profile.

  • Jason Chinnian
    Reply

    How much did it cost you to make this? cheers, Jason

  • Luke Johnson-Motyl
    Reply

    Outstanding! Great detail and great ideas with the cork. Looks like I’ll be building this with my little boy in the coming months, I’ll send you pics of the results.

    1. i.heart.subbuteo
      Reply

      Thanks for your kind comment, Luke! I would be happy to see photos of your table!

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