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Buying a Pool Table for a Small Room


Buying a Pool Table for a Small Room

I want to buy a nice pool table, however, I don't have much space in my house.

I thought about buying a 5 foot pool table.

I really need your advice please, should I get a folding one? or maybe a non folding?

Are folding pool tables bad or good? Are they even stable enough? Are they durable?

Buying a Pool Table for a Small Room

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  1. gekonusZeke on 10/27/2013 6:56:10 PM

    You might find this useful:

    Buying A Used Pool Table

    5' pool tables are scarce. Bumperpool, Bagatelle, etc., are mostly in the 5' range. Very few real pool tables are that small. I suggest a Google search, "5-foot pool tables" and see what shakes out.

    There's a search topic on this site that tells you what size table will fit in what size space.

    Let us know what you decide.

  2. gekonusgekonus on 10/28/2013 7:56:07 AM

    Yeah well, I can find a 5ft table, its gonna be made of MDF tho.. Slate is for bigger tables

    Im just asking, will it last for long if I take care of it? is it playable? of course its not the same as a slate table, but still.

  3. gekonusZeke on 10/28/2013 8:39:46 AM

    Playing pool on a bad table is better than not playing at all - although some would argue otherwise.

    I urge you to look at Craig's List for a used table. Craig's list offers an option to "localize" your search to an area that would allow you to drive to a sale - and scope it out - before buying.

    By all means get a table that fits without resorting to "short" cues if at all possible.

    I found all MDF tables to be rickety and warped to some degree. But I've never seen a 5' table in MDF - they were all 6, 7 and 8-footers. And yes, they were all in damp basements where MDF, no matter how well made - or how well maintained, swells with the humidity and becomes a "Let's let the kids set up the Lionel train set on it this Christmas because it's worthless for anything else" issue.

    I've seen ads for a few Valley slate tables in 6' - used - that ran under $500, but not of late...

  4. gekonusZeke on 11/1/2013 8:13:42 AM

    Billy, the website shows no 5-footers and to get pricing, you have to ask - no prices are posted. When that's the case, there's usually a reason why.

    That reason? They're obscenely expensive!

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Buying a Pool Table for a Small Room

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