No Longer Here, BY CHOICE
I used to build custom tables. I made some pretty decent money on them but the market kinda dried up a couple years ago. When Moneymaker won the world series, hold-em exploded. Suddenly there were tournaments in every town, every weekend and everyone had to have thier own poker table!! So much that I even looked into renting tables for all these tournaments but never could get caught up on custom orders to build enough rental tables.
I agree with the other poster, you dont really want any seams on your playing surface. I personally prefer a seamless rail as well. Ive seen tables that are convertible to be used as a dining table also. Theres got to be a way to do what you want to do but I'm not sure how to go about it.
Go to the project showcase and do a search. There is a member here who builds some really nice custom tables. Maybe you can get some ideas from his posts.
RRBrown, knottscott and many others were banned, they didn't just leave. They were banned for standing up to the new owners that are destroying this site. Come join us all at woodworking chat, the best new woodworking site on the net!!