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The Top Pool Table Disassembly and Storage Tips

Posted on: February 20, 2019 | by: Stor-Mor February 20, 2019

Are you moving and storing your pool table? Pool tables are large, bulky and very fragile, making moving and storing them correctly essential. If you are moving and storing a pool table, it is important you do so correctly. Improperly moving and storing a pool table can cost you greatly in repairs. Learn the best pool table disassembly and storage tips below!

6 Pool Table Disassembly Tips

  • Find Your Tools and Supplies: Before starting to take the pool table apart, it is important to have the right tools and supplies. For this task, you will need a drill, screwdriver, wrench, staple remover, boxes and bags for the small bolts and screws. You will also need a pen or marker to label the outside of each bag with where the piece came from. It is also important to have a large amount of thick moving blankets to protect your table during the move.
  • Remove the Ball Pockets: The ball pockets are either stapled or screwed into the table. If the pockets are stapled to the table, take out the staples holding the pockets in place. If the pockets are screwed in, use a screwdriver to remove them.
  • Separate the Rails from the Pool Table: Use the socket wrench to remove the pool table‚Äôs rails from the table. All screws and bolts from the rails should be placed inside of a bag for safe keeping.
  • Remove the Felt: Removing the felt from the table will likely be the hardest part of the process. Use the staple remover to pull out the staples securing the felt to the table. Be careful when removing the staples to not tear the felt. After removing the felt, carefully fold it up and put it in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Take the Slates off of the Main Table: Be warned, the table slates are extremely heavy. Take caution when removing them to avoid injuring yourself. The table slates will more than likely be screwed into the table. Remove the screws holding the table slate in place and put the screws in a bag.
  • Disassemble the Tables Legs: Lastly, turn the pool table on its side so you can easily get to the table legs. Once the table is on its side, remove the table legs.

Pool Table Storage Tips

  • Cover the Floor with a Tarp or Wooden Slates: Overtime, moisture can seep up from the floor of your storage unit and damage your items. In order to prevent this from happening, lay a tarp or wooden slates on the floor to protect your items from moisture damage.
  • Keep all Table Pieces Wrapped in Storage: Protect the pieces of your pool table from damage caused by dust and dirt by keeping all pieces of the table wrapped in moving blankets.
  • Check on Your Table: It is never a good idea to place an item into storage and never check on it until you need the item again.

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