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Loose Cloth after Recovering Pool Table

Loose Cloth after Recovering Pool Table

I just put new cloth on a used table I acquired and the cloth is loose enought that I can move it around on the slate in some areas. It must have not been stretched enough. The table has 3-piece 3/4" slate with no backing, so I was forced to glue the cloth to the edges of the slate; I used 3M Super 77. Is it possible to pull up the cloth from the glue without damaging it in order to tighten it up? It's not terribly loose; it lays completely flat with no wrinkles, but like I said, I can move the cloth around with my hands.

Is it okay being loose? Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks to any suggestions.

Loose Cloth after Recovering Pool Table

Replies & Comments

  1. bradford0113quickshot on 5/29/2009 4:30:41 PM

    I'm no expert, but I do lnow the cloth should not be loose. Did you seal the seams with beeswax and smooth them out? And if you did why did you glue the edges after you stretched the cloth? Why did you not staple the cloth to tthe frame? I think you did it all wrong, and I'm sure you will get a more informed answer from others on this forum. good luck with a redo..

  2. bradford0113Mitch Alsup on 5/31/2009 11:45:15 AM

    If you can only move the cloth 2-3 mm with 5-10 pounds of force, then it is tight enough.

    If, however, you choose to try and streach the cloth, manouver the fabric from the slate with a putty knife to avoid cutting the cloth.

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Loose Cloth after Recovering Pool Table

  • Title: Loose Cloth after Recovering Pool Table
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  • Published: 5/29/2009 12:45:55 PM