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I built a lighted racetrack with color changing LED's. I also added lighted legs for that WOW factor. I'm very happy with the results!

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After 2 coats of Stain.
Glaze Coated
Rail work with the 70b foam
Leg framing
After jig sawing the suites into the 1/4 inch birch plywood.
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#24 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsDAVE V 2017-10-21 01:08
Quoting Haroon Ali:
Awesome table! how did you do the suite cutouts in the legs?


Haroon, I printed the suites on a piece of paper then cut out. I then centered and placed on the wood and traced with a pencil. I then used a jigsaw that I bought at harbor freight for $16 and followed the lines. I then sanded away any imperfections in my cuts, then stained. It was pretty easy, good luck!
 
 
#23 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsDAVE V 2017-10-21 01:03
Quoting Scott Ewing:
how did you get the glaze coat to come out so good? I am having trouble to get it to spread right. I have triedit twice and still the same thing. Some spots looks great other are very spotty.

thanks
Scott


Scott, I didn't do anything special. I mixed well as per the instructions, poured on the wood and spread with a paint brush. I think temperature plays a lot in the cure. It was about 70 degrees in my house when I did it. Hope this helps.
 
 
#22 Suit cutoutsHaroon Ali 2017-10-20 14:47
Awesome table! how did you do the suite cutouts in the legs?
 
 
#21 glaze coatScott Ewing 2017-10-09 20:16
how did you get the glaze coat to come out so good? I am having trouble to get it to spread right. I have triedit twice and still the same thing. Some spots looks great other are very spotty.

thanks
Scott
 
 
#20 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsDAVE V 2016-12-24 22:19
Troy,
I bought the lights off eBay. I got the weather proof kind with a remote and power supply. They have many options including a brightness setting. The racetrack was stained in "Bombay Mahogany" color the glazed coated. I got the 2 part glaze coat from Home Depot for about $25. As for the wiring, I bought extra wire off eBay made for these LED's and did several soldering jobs. The lights are mounted vertically around the riser, i soldered wires to that ring of LEDs and routed into one leg. In the leg, I laid 4 LED strips at the base facing up and soldered wires to the end of the string and routed to the second leg. The wires are thin so I chiseled a path in the wood and stapled in place. I used plexiglass and intended to spray with window frosting but instead I just left the inner protective film on. This might be a tough read to follow but if you have more questions, shoot them my way.
-Dave
 
 
#19 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsStonefish 2016-12-14 01:18
Quoting Troy Hodapp:
Wonder if there is a video on how to install these lights. Also, does anyone know of the diffuser that is used? Or if plexiglass works? Heard that works well, but you need to cut grooves along the wood to install it. Thanks!

I didn't bother with a diffuser. They just stick straight to the "wall". I suppose one could look nicer, but I think it'd be a subtle improvement.
 
 
#18 LightsTroy Hodapp 2016-12-14 00:06
Wonder if there is a video on how to install these lights. Also, does anyone know of the diffuser that is used? Or if plexiglass works? Heard that works well, but you need to cut grooves along the wood to install it. Thanks!
 
 
#17 Buy Light SetupTroy Hodapp 2016-12-14 00:04
Does anyone know if I could pay for someone to have this setup? I mean the same dimensions as Dave's light setup? Thanks!
 
 
#16 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsStonefish 2016-12-11 04:43
I hooked up my amplifiers sort of like this: http://imgur.com/a/l0nFP
(Image credit: http://www.ecolocityled.com/category/led_tutorials_rgb_install)
The thing in the middle is the controller, the four things on the outside are amps. That image shows four power supplies, but I just used one big one (12V 12.5A output) and ran nice fat DC power lines to the amps. It's the strip lighting that loses all the power, because it's so thin.

I don't think Dave has lights between his playing surface and racetrack - I think that's merely where the light is pointed, and thus where it's most visible.
I mounted my strips pointing "inwards", on the "walls" of the raised rail.
 
 
#15 RE: Dave's Lighted racetrack table with lighted legsTroy Hodapp 2016-12-09 22:31
i am excited to see how the lighting was soldered and done - wondering how you were able to go from around the table with the lights to the legs. Were these lights 5050 6083 chip led's? Does the amplifier just connect the (2) 5m rolls together? Also, do you have lights between the playing area and the racetrack? It looks that way. Thanks!
 

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