I chose the racetrack table primarily because I liked the look of the table but I also wanted to have a table that would ensure that all players had a lot of room to play All told I have spent a little over 500 00 for the poker table kit the wood extras and tools I chose all upgrades such as the satin playing fabric and thicker foam for the surface and railing I received my package four days my order was replaced I followed the steps with some minor exceptions for example I placed a small piece of playing surface fabric on the table base IOT hide the inevitable gad between the surface and the racetrack It worked perfectly I also purchased a Veritas Compass from Lee Valley The tool only cost 50 00 and worked very accurately for the creation of the radius I bought foldable table legs from Lowe s for only 25 00 They worked great and I never had any problems with the installation I also purchased a 3 5 8 hole saw for the cup holders I chose a cherry stain for the racetrack and although the directions called for 2 3 coats of polyurethane I chose a clear gloss and needed five coats I put a sixth coat on for added protection I love this table and I look forward to creating another table soon I hope everyone enjoys my pictures