I'm tring to find infomation on a pooltable made by "intl. billiard corp" if you ever heard of them or no how to get info about them let me know
- billiardsforum on 4/19/2008 12:04:03 AM
What you are looking for is probably the company at billiardsintcorp.com Without more details, its tough to come up with any more detailed an answer. There is also the reailer intlbilliards.com but they don't actually make the tables. Let us know exactly what you are looking to learn.
Custom Pool Table Pricing
Please contact Billiards Intl. Corp. for pricing information, and a representative will respond back within 24 hours.
2125 Soft Pine Lane
Acworth, GA 30102
Fax: (770) 975-5927
- carneeman on 4/19/2008 9:37:14 PM
What I have is a 9 foot, one inch slate (three piece) pool table with ball return. Aove the ball bucket it is marked "International Billiards Corp. 3436" Under the corner crowns the metal is marked "National SH. BD. & Billiard Co. C-711-D " The table needs some odds and ends that seem mostly universal. What I need is some info on the mitre ends and possibly the history of the company and or table itself.
- quickshot on 4/19/2008 10:39:35 PM
Carnee, check out this site. They may have information you want.
Also check out this site. They are third generation family owned that dates back to 1940.
It may be the same company that @billiardsforum mentioned.
- carneeman on 4/20/2008 11:00:42 AM
I am not sure that is the company or not. They sell other peoples tables. I am debating how much of this table I want to do myself. It needs cushions and felt. I also have to level the slate and seal it with beeswax.
I have zipped an email to intlbilliards.com
- billiardsforum on 4/20/2008 11:03:59 AM
Do you know how old that table might be? If it isn't anything old enough to be 'antique' then you may spend more on restoration that it is really worth. How attached to it are you? Can you post a photo of it? I'm curious to see it.
- carneeman on 4/20/2008 12:34:39 PM
I have no idea how old the table is. That is what I am trying to find out. I am a single dad on a low budget and the table was free. Other than some tlc it needs: Apron Mitres (missing), Cushions (worn), Felt (missing), one pocket gully (have five and they are universal), six Pocket liners (topside), eighteen Rail bolts (missing). Other than that it is all there and in great shape. The veneer is thick and nice. No visable warpage in the very thick plywood frame. The toprails are solid wood with veneer. My thoughts are to take it as far as the slate instillation and call a local installer to do the rest, ie, the leveling, cushions and felt. All the parts I need minus the cushions, felt and mitre ends are under $50 bucks. So far so good. I do have pictures somewhere. I am doing a before and after.
- carneeman on 4/23/2008 7:06:02 AM
I have gotten absolutely nowhere. No one has answered my calls/msg's/emails. Wow. Thank you quickshot for the support. I wish I could shoot on this bugger. I have parts and brand new aramith balls on the way. Calling the table guy today to see how much $$$ to do the cushions and felt. How do you post pics here? Must I do it in HTML ?
- quickshot on 4/23/2008 9:48:09 AM
It sounds like you are making progress and that's a good thing.
- carneeman on 4/26/2008 4:14:48 PM
There you go, that is what I have. Hopefully this dates it for someone. I cannot wait to shoot on this beast.
- quickshot on 4/26/2008 9:18:05 PM
@Carnee, I don't know if this will help but it good info taken from the glossary
Billiard Table Felt
Generally, billiard table felt is a 75% wool - 25% cotton blend and is extremely fine to allow maximum and natural ball movement. Billiard table felt can be expensive to replace especially where the installation should always be done by a professional. When buying a new billiard table you'll need not worry about the billiard table felt replacement for some time. On the other hand, if you have even the smallest scratches or rips in the billiard table felt, your game will be greatly affected and the balls will not play as expected. If this is the case, there are several things that you should keep in mind:
Billiards table felt for a 7' table will generally cost you under $100 to purchase. Most retailers offer you a range of about 10 to 15 different colors. These colors generally range from a standard green or maroon to a less standard electric blue.
Older billiard tables used glues in the construction process to fasten the felt on the outer 6 inches. If this is the case, you'll want to continue with this method, and obtain a bottle of adhesive. Some have recommended 3M Super 77 Adhesive for this, since it has been proven to hold the billiard table felt in its proper place at all times. It is also available for under $20.
The brand "Sterling" has been well known for making high quality pool table felt. Their Billiard table felt has generally the highest thread count available, but will run you from $180 to upwards or $250 or more.
You can also find customized billiard table felt. These vary in selection from retailer to retailer, and often have logos, or other prints embedded directly in the felt. Some use dyes to achieve the image, which is usually the best method since it does not affect consistency.
- carneeman on 4/27/2008 12:03:31 AM
the installer has quoted me with 175 for Mali felt.
- carneeman on 5/10/2008 9:58:56 AM
Called the felt recovery dude thru the local billards store. I gathered all the parts I need thru the internet with his guidance. He is charging me 150 to do the work. His first visit he is coming to level and install the slate bed and felt. He is taking the rails with him to install the new cushions as the glue has to dry before felting. A few days later he is coming to bolt the rails on and that should wrap it up. I have had the table assembled in its location for over a week now trying to let it settle. I have bought all new ~ bolts, washers, upper pocket liners, pocket gully boots, K66 cushions, Aramith balls and 21oz Mali electric blue felt. We used the old felt to line the ball return, it is really quiet. We still cannnot find the manufacturer. It is however an oversized 8 footer. I found mitre ends all over the net but not as wide as I need them. I am looking at a 6 inch gap at the top tapered to a 5 at the bottom. I was thinking of fabbing some faux leather or fringe even... no clue yet, just wanna shoot already, my league playoffs are coming............... :)
- billiardsforum on 5/10/2008 10:17:51 AM
For a billiard table cloth installation, cushion installation, and leveling - that is an extremely good price! Good work finding someone who will do all that. It is also a sign of a quality guy who actually helps you buy the parts elsewhere.
Maybe when you are done, you can pass along their details. It sounds like he's a guy that others would want to hire.
- carneeman on 5/10/2008 11:54:00 AM
If he approves I will furnish his contact info. He came recommended by a bunch of my pool leauge buddies. We live in the Pocono Mountains. He was not hard to find, he is the only guy around. The not so local billiards shoppes charge a ton and you must buy the felt thru them. I got that Mali felt for half as much as I was quoted thru a store here in PA.
- billiardsforum on 5/10/2008 12:17:40 PM
Thats such a great deal. I'm half jealous now! You'll have to post a few "after" photos when your guy is done.
- carneeman on 5/24/2008 10:53:16 PM
okay here it folks. International Billiards Corp. # 3436. Oversized 8 footer circa 1970. 1" 3 piece non-wood backed slate. 1 inch plywood frame with real wood veneer on hardwood rails and plywood apron. Not one piece of particle board. Table acquisition was free minus some fuel and beer to the movers. The base was repainted black. The levelers were polished. All veneer was Murphys oiled. All stainless and corner caps were polished. Wooden central ball return reglued and lined with felt. New parts include all bolts, washers, screws, pocket gullies, upper pocket liners, rubber gum cushions with end caps, 21 ounce Electric Blue Mali Felt and Aramith balls to finish it off. I had it professionally installed and was told the work we did to revive it was outstanding. Including the installers fee and the balls I have just under $400 American dollars invested. After shooting on it for two days and then shooting pool league was a treat. The league match was on a bar sized 3.5 by 7 and it felt like all the balls were ducks on a toy table. This beast is surely gonna help my game. For those who would like to help me finish this restoration : I need help with the missing corners (check pics). The gap is close to 6 inches and most of the generic replacements are only in the 3 range. The installer suggests maybe regular mitre ends and scabing in the missing wood. I have mixed emotions on this. I would need to do it in black, I would never be able to match the wood grain. I would LOVE to find another brand brushed aluminum or chrome ones I could modify/trim to go with the existing part scheme. Check the pics and please offer some direction here. Thanks everybody............ and where you at quickshot ?
- quickshot on 5/24/2008 11:13:14 PM
It sounds like you have a thing of joy there. I kind of like the blue felt. It looks very rich. Good luck with the table. I also like the wooden ball return. It has a nice ring to it when a ball rolls down there. I'm on Long Island about 2 hours from Montauk Point. I am taking a big step in June....I signed up for a 9 ball summer league in the APA. I never played competitive pool before so it should be interesting. Also never played a lot of 9 ball, but I have been practicing just about every day. It will be a fun thing..........I hope. Again, good luck with the table have a great weekend.
- billiardsforum on 5/24/2008 11:15:30 PM
That table looks amazing; It's come a long way. what did you do with the corners? They look good. The reason I ask is that another person who posts on this forum was looking for a solution for restoring his pool table corners.
Wait, that looks like green felt. Either myself or quickshot is colorblind.
Have a good Memorial weekend and I hope you all have the day off! (I'm in Canada, so I don't)
- carneeman on 5/24/2008 11:42:48 PM
I saw that post on the dude with the corner caps. The ones he made were cool. I need help joining the apron corners if you see the pics. Quickshot.......... I heard APA is cool. I am considering joining the local 8 ball chapter. The bar league we are in now is about to wrap up. Our team has made the playoffs. They also recognize the top 15 shooters (out of 95) at the end of the season, and right now I am 9th with one week to go. I am shooting at a .680 clip but I hope that is just a baseline for next year.
I am a chef and am working monday........ but will be shooting pool in the eve lol.