Moving Pool Table
We are the leading expert to move pool tables in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph area. If you plan to move the pool table by your self following tips can be useful.
Moving pool table is somehow like to moving a baby grand piano, they both have a few pieces need to dismantle and can cost a lot of money if pieces become broken. On average, a pool table can weigh between 500-1,000 lbs so it’s important to get a strong team to have it moved safely. Breaking down the pool table can take on average an hour from start to finish for professional movers . It’s going to take a team of three to four friends to help with the entire process. If you want to avoid paying extra to hire a mover who specializes in pool tables.
Removing the Bumpers
Start by removing the bumpers from all corners of the pool table. Depending on the type of wood you have, the bumpers should be fairly easy to remove or attached . Once all the bumpers have been removed, it’ll expose the slate that will be discussed later in this guide.
Removing the Felt
It’s time to remove the felt. The felt in most cases stapled or in some cases glued to the table; possibly even both. Whether it’s stapled or glued, you should be gentle during the removal process making sure not to rip the felt near pocket areas and not to scratch the table.
Picking up the Slate
Now that the felt is off, you are going to need a helping hand with the slate. A drill is the best tool for removing slate tables screws. If your pool table has plaster or beeswax covering the screws, any screwdriver should do the trick. Once again, take your time removing screws. Pool tables typically come with two or three pieces of slate that can be between ¾ to 1” thick so it’s important you don’t try to lift it on your own. Slate is extremely heavy but fragile. Make sure you crate or transport it flat with additional padding for cushion.
Disassemble the Legs
This is where your group of friends will come in handy. Now carefully make the pool table up side down and take the legs off the frame. Now that the pool table is upside down, removing the pockets should be a breeze.
Loading the Pool Table Finally! All the pieces to the pool table have been disassembled . Make sure you wrapped and protected each section for the trip. On your way to the truck, make sure the frame is already flipped upside down so there won’t be a need to flip it once it’s time to load it. Lastly, securely place all the other items on top of the frame. Your pool table is ready to go!
If you are still thinking this may be too much of a bother, you should definitely call Easy Moving Solutions at 519-895-0005 . Pool tables are heavy and lifting without the proper help can easily turn in to someone getting hurt. IN some cases moving slats need two or up to seven person so be careful not to break them or hurt yourself. Never attempt to take on more than you can handle when attempting to move anything.