Thanks for all the comments, it really was a labor of love. I have previously built a large island kitchen counter top out of the same wood which is Brazilian cherry wood (Jotoba). I basically took two of my passions and combined them in woodworking and board-games (AA is favorite). The wood is naturally beautiful and only requires me to put a clear lacquer for the finish. I do plan on putting an 1/8 inch acrylic glass on top to preserve the map itself from any scratches.
@ CWO Marc - thanks for help on why posting images wasn’t working, I will do my best to post concise and on point to get to my 10 minimum hehe.
@ Young Grasshopper - thanks for the map and suggested printing of material for it, the vinyl matte worked great from print shop.
@ LHoffman - we have played several times without the finished table you see above and find that most of the time we are standing looking over and talking about various plans and strategies. Only occasionally do we sit down and even then we do ok with the leg room, but we do bang a knee every now and then. The idea is to be able to play pool and or play AA. The table itself is padded underneath so as to not damage the pool table felt. Although the game table is very heavy and bulky to get off , not sure how many times it will be moved hehel. We will be playing this all weekend with YG Halifax rules as I read over those and really like the issues it addresses.
Thanks again for all the previous tables that have been built as they definitely have given inspiration and belief in building a great table.