Pool Tables

Pool Tables Can Be Difficult to Move...

Not only is a pool table one of the heaviest items a person can own, but it also requires specific knowledge on how to dis assemble and re assemble them as well as move them safely. Pool tables can weigh up to 1,000 pounds so it’s best to hire a professional to move yours if it’s in the budget. Due to the value of them and the liability of each table, pool tables are considered a specialty item and are an extra charge with us. We charge 2 different ways with pool tables.

Options for Moving a Pool Table

Our first option is for us to just simply lift, transport the pool table and bring it to it’s final destination. (No dis assemble included) 

The other option is for a full pool table service which requires dis assembling and re assembling the pool table. The only thing we are not able to do as a company is re felt the table, you’ll need a pool table professional to do that part. 

Tips for Moving a Pool Table...

When we move pool tables, we take many things into consideration. Always measure door ways as well as stairs and hallways with turns if the pool table requires such routes. Protection of these conditions are a must due to the weight and bulkiness of pool tables. 

If hiring a professional is not in our budget and you choose to move them yourself, here are some tips on doing it correctly:

How to Move a Pool Table

  • Start by removing the ball pockets by either taking our the staples that keep them in place or unscrew them. 

  • Next, you’ll need to take the pool table’s side rails off usually using a socket wrench. Be sure to store all bolts and screws in one place and attach them to one of the pieces of the table or keep them in a separate safe place. Labeling them will also help the re assembly process. 

  • You’ll then need to remove the felt on the top of the table. To do this, remove each staple using a staple remover and be extra careful when pulling the staples out, try your best not to rip the felt during the process
  • Once the felt has been removed, you can move on to remove the table’s slates. The slates are usually around 450 pounds, so use caution (and muscle) when moving these. The slated will most likely be screwed in so having a power drill nearby to help remove them would be the most efficient way.

  • As soon as you complete these steps, you can move on to remove the legs. This is the easiest when the body of the table is turned on its side.

  • Once the legs are off you can transport it to where it needs to go. It’s recommended to wrap the table and each part in some sort of protection to avoid any damages to the surface.

  • Once at the destination, reverse the steps and you’ve done it! It sounds easy, but the weight of pool tables is the biggest obstacle when moving them. 

If this process doesn’t sound appealing to you, give us a call. We’ll take care of it for you. 
Feel free to give us a call for a free quote as well.