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Pool Table Size for a Small Room

Pool Table Size for a Small Room

I have a room that is 15' by 15' 9". I am looking at used table and there is not many 7" tables, So I was thinking about buying an 8' table. We play pool just for fun, mostly when we are having parties or over the holidays.

Can some tell me what kind of issues we might have . Will we have to use a short cue just a few time or will it be a pain in the next delaying with the room be too short?


Pool Table Size for a Small Room

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  1. plumislandsam2ballrun on 2/18/2012 8:58:26 AM

    You will need a short cue for the hardest shots on the table. Head to foot you don't have enough room, so anytime the cue is at the head of the table near the rail, you will be using a short cue, especially if you are shooting toward the foot rail.

    Side to side you are fine.

    It will be a little bit of a pain, but it's better than no table at all. :)

    When I say head to foot I also mean foot to head rail shots. You don't have quite enough room.

    Shooting a long shot like those is hard enough without having to use a short cue. If you can deal with that, you will be ok.

    You might be better off with a bar box? A 7 footer will allow you to shoot more balls without the short stick?

    The short stick can be a bit of a pain!

    About 30 years ago I found myself in the situation where I needed a short stick. What I did was after I cut off about 8", I bought some lead "shot", as in shotgun bb's. I drilled about a 3/8th hole down through the back of the stick about 6 ", melted some lead, and poured it in the hole. It wasn't perfect, but it was a usable stick for the tight shots.

    The weight was about right.

  2. plumislandsamplumislandsam on 2/18/2012 12:01:32 PM


    I think your right about going with a 7 " table. Just found one on craiglist that looks nice.

    It is an Olhausen Americana II traditional mahogany pool table. 7 foot, complete with billiard set. Original price $2795 plus $399 for accessories. It supposed to be in excellent condition.

    The guy wants $2000 which seem high to me as there are lots of used tables on the market and I have to pay to move and assemble it.

    Any thoughts on the quality of the table and what would be a good price to pay?

  3. plumislandsam2ballrun on 2/19/2012 6:33:01 AM

    Way too much money. You can get a used Gold Crown for that amount!

  4. plumislandsamplumislandsam on 2/19/2012 11:25:34 AM

    what do you think a good price would be?

  5. plumislandsamMitch Alsup on 2/21/2012 2:17:45 PM

    I was not aware that Brunswick made a 7 foot version of the Gold Crown models.

  6. plumislandsamplumislandsam on 2/21/2012 2:21:36 PM

    It is an Olhausen Americana

  7. plumislandsam2ballrun on 2/21/2012 3:10:25 PM

    I don't think they do make a 7' either. I was just comparing the quality of the table with the amount of money. I wouldn't spend more than about $1000 for a used Olhausen myself.

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Pool Table Size for a Small Room

  • Title: Pool Table Size for a Small Room
  • Author: (Stephen Peabody)
  • Published: 2/18/2012 5:43:57 AM