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How to Move a Slate Pool Table: Disassembly and Storage Tips

How to Move a Slate Pool Table: Disassembly and Storage Tips


How to Move a Slate Pool Table: Disassembly and Storage Tips

A pool table is great for entertaining guests, family nights and playing while catching up with friends. But if you are moving houses or renovating your home, you may need to move and store it. Due to its weight, size and fragility, a pool table should be disassembled and stored with care. Read this blog to learn essential tips for disassembling and storing a pool table.

How to Disassemble a Slate Pool Table

A slated pool table is not only valuable, it is also very heavy. A slated pool table can weigh between 500 to 1,000 pounds. Prevent injury or damage to your pool table by following these tips for disassembling a pool table below.

1. Refer to Instruction Manual

Before touching your pool table, refer to the instruction manual. Different brands of pool tables will require different care when moved and stored. In order to keep your pool table in the top best condition for years to come, it is essential that it receives the proper care. Consulting the instruction manual before starting to move or store the table will

2. Remove the Sides Corners and Pockets

To remove the pool table pockets, first determine how the pockets have been held into place. If they are stapled in, use a staple remover to pull out the staples holding the pockets in place. If they are screwed in, remove the screws holding the pockets in place. Place the screws in a small bag for safe keeping and wrap the pockets up for storage.

3. Remove the Rails

Remove the rails from the pool table using a socket wrench. Once the rail has been removed, wrap it in a moving blanket. Place the bolts and screws used to hold the rail in place in a plastic bag.

4. Pull Off the Felt

The felt is one of the first things on the pool table to age. If your felt is looking worse for wear, consider removing the felt from the table and getting a new one. Otherwise, carefully remove the staples holding the felt into place. Fold the felt up and place it into a bag for storage.

5. Remove the Slates

The slates are likely held to the pull table by screws. Use a power drill to remove the screws and put them in a safe place. Ask one to two friends for help when removing the slates from the pull table, as each slate can weigh around 500 pounds. Once the slates have been removed, wrap them in moving blankets.

Disassemble the Pool Table Structure

Once the slates have been removed, turn the pool table on its side to remove the legs. Once each leg has been removed, wrap them up with moving blankets.

Pool Table Storage Tips

If you are renovating your home or moving, you may need a location to store your pool table. Find tips for storing a pool table below.

1. Use a Climate Controlled Storage Unit

A pool table is susceptible to fluctuations in temperature, which means it should be stored in a climate controlled storage unit. If your pool table isn’t stored in a climate controlled storage unit, the wooden parts of the table may warp.

2. Keep the Table Covered

To prevent dust and dirt from settling on the table, make sure you keep all of the parts of the table covered.

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