Bought a pool table and don’t know what to do next. Worry not. We will give you tips and tricks on how to assemble a pool table.
Assembling a pool table without a professional person to do the job is not as hard as you may think. The only thing is that you will not get the job done as quickly as a professional would. It would take you a bit more time, and a little help. On the arrival of a pool table, you are ageing to get a set up manual instruction book so following the steps will be simple. You will be needing an extra hand or two if possible to speed the paste-up a bit.
Below I will list the tools and steps to assemble a pool table from scratch.
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Tools You Must Have To Assemble A Pool Table
There are a few tools you must have before you understand how to assemble a pool table.
- Paint Scraper
- Tape Measure
- Screwdrivers, a flat head, and a Philips
- Socket wrench
- Stapler and Scissors
- Pool table felt cloth
Those are what you will need to assemble the pool table, the table will have all the needed screws and bolts for the assembling as well so no need to worry.
How To Assemble A Pool Table? (Follow The 6 Easy Steps)
Below we have given a detailed explanation of the various steps for assembling a pool table. Reading these steps will give you a clear picture of how to assemble a pool table.
Step 1: The Surrounding Space
This is where people make the biggest mistakes from the start, checking the surrounding of where the pool table will be assembling at is very important. It is recommended to measure the table frame and make sure the selective room where the pool table will be installed is at least five times that. Remember players need the free space to take all their shots without any obstructions, proper walking, and breathing space as well.
Another factor to make of is if the room is properly levelled, this makes levelling the table when assembled very easy. So as you can see it is very important to take serious notice of your environment before you have started to assemble the pool table. I know you will be very excited when assembling the table but those are the first thing a professional person would do, so don’t make that mistake as an amateur it’s gonna be double work.
Step 2: Unpacking All
At this stage, you are going to be removing all the pool table items packed within the packing package. In doing this make sure you have the pool table setting manual in hand to make sure all items are accompanied to set up the table. After unfolding everything you are gonna make a quick run-through to make sure that everything is there for the fitting up of the pool table and that nothing was left behind at the manufacturer.
Step 3: The Set-Up
It’s common that some manufacturers pre-assemble the frame of the pool table for you, there still can be a chance it doesn’t come pre-assembled as well. The first things to set apart are the frame items, please make sure that the space, where you are assembling the table, is where the pool table will be permanent.
With the manual in your hand, you will follow the steps on the setting up of the frame of the pool table, the frame is easier to assemble upside down with the legs pointing to the roof. On this task, you are going to need the screwdriver to insert the screws for the holding up of the frame.
After attaching all the framework panels and leg attachments you should make sure everything is well sturdy and firm, no bolts should be loose, that’s where the wrench would then get involved. Everything should be firm nothing loose, make sure all is where they should be with the table manual in hand to ensure that, after that prosses is done you can then flip the pool table over to continue the next phase.
Step 4: Setting up the table slate
Now, this is the heavy-lifting part of the setup in which you are going to need an extra hand or two to help with putting the slate on the table frame. Before the slate is been added to the set make sure the legs and frame set of the pool tables is properly put together. In doing this it’s best to locate the centre of the table and then place the centre tile there, doing so will get a better balance point to the pool table.
The Taper measure will be the handiest tool in this setup of the slate, you then gonna take measurements to make sure all is evenly set. Make sure you are fitting accordingly to the table manual, if it’s a numerous amount of slate tables the instructions will be there to follow as well.
After that phase, it’s time to check if the table is levelled if it’s not you will have the tools needed to level the pool table, they are all included in the package. Once you see to it that the pool table is properly levelled you can now screw and properly tighten the slate to the frame in whichever way the table manual says.
Step 5: The felting
Some pool tables cames with the table felt material but it’s more likely that you would have to purchase this item for the pool table separately. Now that all that has been completed its now time to add the final touches to the pool table, with this you will need an extra hand as well. Remember to also cut the holes out on the slate panels and felt as well.
The felt can be added on from the foot to the top of the top to the foot of the pool table it doesn’t really matter unless the instruction book says differently. You are going to then staple, glue, or screw the remains together, on completing you should check with the leveller to make sure it remains level after the completion of the pool table set-up.
Step 6: Rails And Pockets
The rails are an easy attachment, just simply follow the information added to clip or bolt on the rails on the table edges. Please make sure that all four rails are properly attached to the pool table and sturdy and firm as well without any racking after it has been completed.
The final steps would be to insert the pockets on the pool table and make sure they are properly screwed and nicely bolted down. Check the manual to see if you have left out anything if not your pool table is ready.
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