My plans to repair and refinish the Brunswick Celebrity HY pool table that I got a year and a half ago were waylaid by an adoption, a car accident, two surgeries for new daughter, a flooded basement, and two leaks in the roof. My wife and I are both currently recovering from surgeries, so, it's been a bit too busy to work on it. LOL!
However, I did manage to find a manual, and also to get the pool table broken down into separate parts, and found that of course I need to replace the felt on the rails as well as the top, and the (i forget the word) "rail sticks" that hold the cloth in place. I also need to replace the rubber "bottom" inside the body/frame that the balls drop onto and then roll on to the front end. Beyond that, a little sanding it down, priming and painting, and she'll be great!
So why the post? For the folks above who have gone on and on about the materials and quality of this pool table. It is absolutely NOT fiberboard, pressed board, or anything similar to the cheap K-Mart-type pool tables sold today. It is about 2.5" thick, and it is a form of stone of some kind (at least on the outside). Someone else posted a patent (1969) for the top that shows a honeycombed interior, and I don't plan to crack mine open to check (haha), but I doubt if that honeycomb material is itself wood. I KNOW that what would be the top layer and the bottom layer are NOT wooden, and are some sort of stone similar to a limestone.
It is heavy as all get out, BUT, even after all these decades it remains completely squared and as flat as when it was made. It is a very DURABLE beast of a pool table!
I figure that restoring it will probably cost me around $600, including materials, new balls, sticks, etc, and my time. For a pool table I got for FREE, I would say it will be well worth it.