Brownsville man builds custom made poker tables

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POSTED: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 4:13pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 8:36am

Eric Medina is from Brownsville, his dad a carpenter.
Learning from his dad he has used those skills to build custom made poker tables since 2006.
From wood to vinyl Medina puts together these master pieces in his garage.

"I do my own stitching because it gives it character, there is this fabric which is called suited speed cloth where you can see all the suites, and there is casino game suede, which is the casino cloth, the unique thing is this is all water resistant. See how it stays on top, and I can just brush it off."said Medina.

The tables can also have movable cup holders.

"Here you can see where it hides and people don't see it, and if people want their beer or drink, you can have it right here."said Medina

Medina has done work for many celebrities around the country.
He also helps out charities building tables.
This weekend Medina will be delivering this table to San Antonio. It will be one of the grand prizes in Eva Longoria's "Eva's Heroes" Charity Poker Tournament and Casino night.

"To build a table for Eva Longoria and to deliver in San Antonio, and be part of this charity event feels real neat."said Medina.

Medina says he has built about 80-90 tables out his garage and says he cannot wait to continue with his passion.

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