Okay, I went back over and looked closer at the pool table.
It is indeed a Celebrity, apparently the last time it was assembled, it got turned around and the logo end of the base is at the opposite end from the ball holders, points dials, etc.
The base is one piece - assuming the "levelite" material you spoke of.
The pool table is dirty from sitting up in this loft for years - just dust and loose dirt - and nothing looks like it ever got wet or anything like that. It DOES need a couple of pocket liners.
I would say - at a guess - that having a 2.5" top (like it does - see pocket pic), that that alone went a long way toward keeping them flat - takes quite a bit to warp 2.5" material, especially is it remains set up for use over the years.
I think, if I find a couple guys, I can just remove the top of the unit from the base, and move it as two pieces. It really isn't very heavy all things considered, as I lifted the end of it off the floor fairly easily by myself (I bet the whole thing isn't over 125-150 pounds), I think two guys could walk it to the door easily, and lower it to two guys below (6 FT drop) outside. Could then flip it onto its top and lay that on top of my van, and just hold it with bungees to drive the 3/4 mile to my house on quiet suburban street (10 mph and it should be fine).
If I move it, that is like $350 off my quoted price (phone) to do it, BUT...I am concerned a bit about recovering as I haven't done it since I was about 18 (30+ years ago), and it isn't a standard slate set up. Would it be hard to disassemble enough to recover? Especially the rails to take off, as the plastic part under the chrome trim looks to wrap underneath and be held with a BUNCH of screws along the edge. Any info on doing that would be REAL helpful.
So, with that info added, and the added pictures I am including now...
Would you folks consider this a good deal (free!) even if I spent say $700.00 moving it and recovering it by a pool table guy? Would you suggest moving myself and recovering myself, or still having it recovered or....
Thanks a heap!!