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Floor Under Pool Table


Floor Under Pool Table

I have the opportunity to get a 2 yr old Brunswick pool table for just a few hundred dollars. I have found a reasonable professional to move and assemble the table in my basement, however, I have not yet finished the space. The floor is concrete.

My question is whether I can safely lift the assembled table a few inches when it comes time to put down the floor. I expect to install carpet tiles or something similar that would require minimal ground clearence to install.

I don't want to pay to have it moved and not reassembled due to the cost of 2 housecalls, but I'd hate to pass on the opportunity. Opinions? Thanks.

Floor Under Pool Table

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  1. guestsmichael on 9/25/2006 9:01:07 PM

    Congratulations on finding a table.

    You can move the table once it has been professionally assembled, if the moves will be very small and very few.

    The technique you'll use will depend on what design the bottom of the table has.

    If it is flat (flush from end to end and side to side) then you can use several planks (2X4s) covered in blankets or some other padding. Place them on the floor beneath the table, with the ends of the plank sticking out from each side/end. Have at least three planks, with one at each end and one in the center. More is better, so if you have the manpower, use four or five. Once they are placed and you are ready for the move, have each person grab an end of a plank and lift evenly.

    What this does is helps evenly distribute the weight over many points on the table. The reason that more is better is because:

    • If you have 1000 pounds, distributed over three planks, each contact point is supporting about 333.34 pounds.
    • If you have 1000 pounds, distributed over four planks, each contact point is supporting about 250 pounds.
    • If you have 1000 pounds, distributed over five planks, each contact point is supporting about 200 pounds.

    ...and so on. So the more the better.

    Whatever method you choose, remember the goal: To evenly distribute the weight of the pool table so as to cause minimal stress to the construction of the table.

    There are ready-made table lifts, but again, thier use will ultimately depend on the construction of the underside of the table.

    Hope this helps.

  2. guestguest on 9/26/2006 9:11:53 AM

    This was very helpful, thank you. BTW, the table is a Brunswick Geneva, and your suggestion works well with that specific table design.

    Thanks again.

  3. guestsmichael on 9/26/2006 10:08:33 AM

    Thats excellent. Now you can buy the table! Be sure to let us know how it goes after you actually make the pool table move.

  4. guestbilliardsforum on 9/26/2006 11:21:27 AM

    Thanks for posting the question.

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Floor Under Pool Table

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  • Published: 9/25/2006 1:12:04 PM