Again, I coated a larger (table-sized) spool with polyurethane. Two coats. Once dry -- remember the TT123 sniff test (see FAMILY RULES spool table), I glued on a poker table topper. You can find these online for around $20.
I glued the above poker table on using Elmer's Glue All Max.
Once I had placed the poker table top on the glue, I placed weights on top of everything and let it set for 48 hours. After 48 hours, I had an instant poker table and a cherished Christmas gift for dad!