First I have to say that your mega-thread helped me a lot in figuring out which features I wanted to include so I'm assuming you want these for the megathread. I uploaded a couple of pictures today but will get you a staged game photo today for the thread.
Thanks! I'm glad it helped.
We have talked about adding felt or another type of surface (neoprene) but haven't pulled the trigger yet. We are going to play a couple games this weekend on it and determine if we want to change the setup at all.
Personally I would not use felt since the stuff you typically find in the fabric stores will pill and cause you headaches after it starts to wear. My advice would be to use neoprene. I was a believer in using microfiber but since card sleeving many of my games I found that microfiber sometimes snags the card sleeves which I didn't like. Neoprene does not have this issue but is more costly. Heck, you spent time and money on a nice custom table you built, why not splurge and get a nice play surface.