Building 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.
Saves so much space.
Part one: The frame
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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).
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.
3 | Three metal hinges (fixed with seven screws each) carry the MDF board when the table is folded.
4 | A metal bar shoe is a good idea to stabilize the two foldable table legs.
5 | Frame and legs mounted and folded. I mentioned some dimensions in the photo above.
6 | Two adjustable furniture feet are a must to compensate floor irregularities.
7 | Four furniture wheels (6 cm height) are mounted under the wooden frame.
Part two: The surrounds
8 | I took wood strips to craft the surrounds: 5 cm high and 1 cm thick.
9 | The strips were painted with grey lacquer (two layers).
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.
11 | I painted the stripes with the same grey lacquer and after they had dried…
12 | …I glued them on the surrounds. Now they serve as shock absorbers to protect the figures.
Part three: The pitch
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.
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!).
15 | After the pitch has been laid, I fixed the four surrounds carefully with screws.
16 | Step by step, I completed my new Table Soccer board. After all surrounds were mounted,…
17 | …I did some fine works like grinding and re-painting the edges and varnishing the outsides with clearcoat.
18 | I created a small pattern for the Extreme Works goals. Good to know where the drill-holes should be.
19 | Final test: This board is level.
Part 4: Enjoy!
20 | After the first training session I can say without doubts: This Extremepitch is really fast!
21 | Good choice to glue a cork surface on the surrounds: It cushions and protects the figures.
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!).
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.
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.