How To Assemble A Pool Table
A pool table can provide a great deal of entertainment to people of all ages. Assembling a pool table can seem a little daunting, but with the right tools, and following the instructions of that table, you will be on your way to playing billiards in no time. Here are a set of common instructions to get you started on your table.
To assemble your pool table you will need:
- The proper screwdrivers or drill and bits
- Hex keys if hex screws are used
- Carpenter's level
- Propane torch
- Putty Knife
- Staple gun
- Find the spot for your table. This may seem silly, but a slate table will be heavy to move after it has been fully assembled. Measuring the spot before hand will help to create a lot less work. You also need your table to be in its final spot so it does not become unlevel when moved.
- Assemble the legs. See the instructions for more details, as some may have reinforcement rods for the legs.
- Attach the legs to table. This will be easiest if the table is upside down on the floor in the place that you will be putting your table. After you have attached the legs, flip the table over.
- Install the slate. Your directions will have the order that it will be installed.
- Make the slate level. Usually, there will be level adjustment screws, usually adjusted with hex screws. After each individual piece of slate has been installed, use the beeswax to fill in the screw holes and seams of the slate, using a propane torch to melt it. When the wax has set, scrape off the excess with a putty knife.
- Stretch the felt and cut it to size. The install manual will show you where to staple the felt. Make sure, when cutting the felt to size, that you do not cut it into where it should fit over the table.
- Install the bumpers and pockets. Some models will need you to drill pilot holes into the table before screwing on bumpers and pockets, others will already have them. Check your install guide for specific instructions.
- Play pool!