A Guide To Successfully Taking Apart And Moving Your Pool Table

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Moving a pool table is not the easiest task. Fortunately, it is something you can do on your own with a few tips. However, it is going to be in your best interests to have someone assist you to avoid straining yourself.

Take it all Apart

Considering how big and heavy a pool table is, the first step is taking it apart. When you start tearing it down you need to keep up with the parts. You might want to invest in some sticky notes and a marker, so you can note what each part is and where it goes. The last thing you want is your pool table turning into a puzzle when you get it moved and try to put it back together.

You need to wear goggles when you use the tools to take it apart. You will need a power drill, screwdriver, and socket wrench in order to get the table apart. There are lots of bolts you will need to unfasten and staples to remove.

Start by taking the bumpers off of the sides of the pool table. This is the easiest part of taking the table apart as they should come right off.

The Tricky Part

The felt that covers the top of your table is going to be tricky to get off. You will need to remove the staples one by one to avoid tearing it. You run the risk of ripping the felt if you just try yanking it out without removing all the staples. Be extra careful when removing the felt around the pockets. If you tear the felt, rest easy knowing you could just buy replacement felt once you get moved.

The Heavy Lifting

The slate will be the part of the process that requires needing a couple people to help you. It can easily weigh 450 pounds. You can use a drill or screwdriver to unhinge the slate. Just remember to let your assistance know that the slate is both heavy and fragile. You do not want to drop it and you do not want to lift it by yourself.

You Are Almost Done Now

Take the legs apart by turning the table over and taking the legs off followed by the pockets. Wrap up any loose pieces and you are ready to move. If this seems too daunting, don't worry! You can hire a professional mover like Larry's Heavy Hauling (1990) Ltd to take care of this for you. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, at least you will understand the process. 

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