Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Current Fixation: DIY Ping Pong Table

Jonathan Adler's Greenwich Village Duplex 
With all the backyard fun of late, I find myself fixated on new activities that we might add to the mix. For the past couple of weeks, I've been stalking Craigslist for traditional fold and store variety ping pong tables. But based on what I'm finding out there, I'm leaning more and more towards a custom solution inspired by one of these magical set ups.

If we went the DIY route, I think my heart is pretty set on a black and white table top with a wood base, stained to coordinate with some other wood highlights we'll be sporting in and around Holtwood House. The James Perse version up top is sort of the end all be all ideal as far as I'm concerned. But, the table would need to disassemble easily- both for portability and storage (we like to change things up a lot around here). I'm not gonna lie. The Saarinen table bases used by the one and only Jonathan Adler up top sort of floats my boat too. If we went in that direction, perhaps we could swing a knock off using the Docksta bases from IKEA? Meh... too expensive for what we want to achieve I think.

No matter what, our table will be topped off with some playful accessories. How chic are the matte black ping pong balls and paddles? Ok, maybe the Chanel paddles won't fly with The Mister, but there are probably some more understated options to be found.

I'm convinced. Let's add this one to the Fall Projects line up. As much as I want a table for some quick-turn Summer fun, I have to remember that Rome wasn't built in a day. Sometimes the best kind of fun is preceded by a little elbow grease.

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celine [starbies and sangrias] said...

this is freaking genius!!!!


If it's your first table for the family, go for the lower end of the market and let your family beat the hell out of the ping-pong table while they are learning how to play. If someone in the family then decides to get serious about their table tennis, you should be ready to replace the worn out table with a nice middle-of-the-range model that will be appreciated and looked after properly.

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