How to Move a Pool Table
Move Your Pool Table with Experienced Furniture Movers - Melbourne
If you can’t bear the thought of leaving your beloved pool table behind, don’t worry - you don’t have to! Most pool tables are designed with relocation in mind. But if you don’t get the furniture removalists in to help, you may run the risk of damaging your pool table during the relocation process. To move your pool table yourself, you’ll need tools, muscle power, and protective packaging.
Here’s how to move a pool table:
1. Gather Your Equipment
Make sure your toolbox is fully equipped with safety glasses, a set of flat head screwdrivers, a power drill, a level and something to remove the staples from the felt. Moving a pool table requires muscle power, so book your strongest friends for your moving day. To ensure the table makes it without damage, protect it using thick blankets, bubble wrap and packing tape. Place all the screws, bolts and nuts in labelled re-sealable bags for easy reassembly.
2. Remove the Pockets
Although the pockets on pool tables can be attached differently, they generally are fastened to the table using staples, screws or bolts. Lying on your back under the pocket (wearing your safety glasses), carefully remove pocket and keep the pocket and screws together.
3. Detach the Rails
Remove the bolts from the underside of the rails and then slide them out. If the rails are connected to each other, you may need an extra set of hands to flip them over together before disconnecting. Place the bolts in pre-labelled re-sealable bag and wrap the rails securely.
4. Remove the Felt
This part requires steady hands and lots of patience. First determine if the felt is attached to the table by staples or glue. If staples have been used, then remove the staples. If glue has been used, gently pull the felt backwards (not forwards or upwards as you risk stretching or tearing) until the felt has been removed from the slate of the table.
5. Detach the Slate
Beware – this will be heavy! The slate is usually screwed into the table’s frame, so you’ll need your power drill. Often the screws can be tricky to find as wax has been used on the head of the screws to prevent damage. Scrape the wax off before removing the screws and put the screws in a pre-labelled re-sealable bag. Ensure the slate is well protected before moving.
6. Remove the Legs
Remove the bolts attaching the legs to the frame, again making sure you put the bolts in a re-sealable bag and protecting the legs with sheets or wrap.
7. Load Your Truck
Once you’ve disassembled your pool table, you’ll then need to pack it into a van, truck or trailer, making sure that everything is wrapped carefully and secured tightly.
You are now ready to transport your pool table!
Sounds awfully complex, right? It is! Some things are just better left to professional furniture movers. If this sounds a bit too hard or time consuming, contact John Ryan Removals to help move your pool table. As the leading furniture removalists in Melbourne, John Ryan Removals can help move all your house items, whether across Melbourne or across the country.