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Moving Pool Table

Pooltable

There is a big variety of pool table, which come in different sizes and configurations. There are three commonly known tables:

  • pool tables,
  • billiard tables and
  • snooker tables.

 

There are few basic steps that must take place to properly move a pool table. These steps include:

  1. Evaluation,
  2. Disassembly,
  3. Crating/Prepping,
  4. Reassembly.

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A. The specialist is going to spend time assessing current condition of the table, by making a list of preexisting damages. The technician may even take some pictures and file them with the list of the condition of the pool. This list will be signed by the tech and the owner to make sure there is agreement between both parties, and it is for protection of the technician and the mover from any false claim. All pool, snooker and billiard tables are designed in the same manner. They have a metal or a wooden base, which holds the slates are placed along with rails, bumpers, or boarders. Those tables that do not have slates or stone surface do not need to be disassembled.

B. Dis-assembly begins by removing rails and the pockets, exposing the bed of the table. The rails are covered by felt covered by vulcanized rubber, and pockets are usually made out of leather. The felt can be rolled off the table and safely packed away for the move. Do not fold felt, it must be rolled up to prevent creasing to become permanent. The next step is to remove the bolts that connect the slates to the frame of the table. The slates can now be crated. (Depending on the style and the age of the table there may be anywhere between one and 5 slates per table). Last step is to dis-assemble the base and the ball chamber located with in. All pieces of hardware are bagged and clearly marked.

C. Our pool specialists build custom wooden crates for each piece of slate (most modern pool tables have three pieces). Since the felt is normally glued to the slate, we do not wrap the slate or line the crate with cardboard. This prevents any wrapping material from sticking to the slate which could cause an uneven playing surface.

D. Reassembly is scheduled the day after the delivery of all of the parts to the room in which this table to be reassembled. The technician will review the table’s placement within the room to make sure that there is adequate space in order to play on all sides of the table. The table is assembled in reverse of the dis-assembly, starting with the table base and ball return. The most important factor is to make certain that the table is as level as possible to ensure proper play on the table. The slates are then un-crated, re-leveled and bolted onto the table, then shimmed to minimize any joints between the pieces of slate. The seams between the slates are filled with beeswax or plaster and the felt can be reattached and stretched onto the table. The tighter the felt is stretched the “faster” the table will play. Since the table speed is a matter of personal preference, it is important to have the owner of the table to be present to get their input during the assembly process. The final step is the attachment of the rails and the installation of the spots on the felt.