Finishing the Playing Surface
Now take what ever you selected as your playing surface and lay it face down on the ground. Place the padded playing surface down on top. If you have more then 6″ of slack on any side you can trim it now otherwise we will just trim it later. Begin just like you had on the rail, at one end of the arc.
Make sure that the cloth is flat under the wood, and any grain or lines are in the direction you want them to flow. Keep the staples close to the edge so that you don’t have to much cloth bunch up. Remember to pull toward the end a little with each staple so that there are no big bunch ups at the end.
Once you have finished with that you can tighten it down to the table or just rest it on top. As long as you have finished the polyurethane your done!