12/7/2007 5:36:53 PM
I've been looking for a used table, and came across a table that was in storage for a while. The rails, and frame look new. Unfortunately, even though he had the slate on 2x6's (stored vertically), the particle board on the back of one piece of slate has been water damaged. I can probably get the table for less than $800- originally he was asking $1000.
Without having any experience with pool tables and setup, it looks simple enough to either replace all of the particle board, or cut off the bottom 5" of it and replace ot with a new piece.
The question I have is- should I not try and fool around with it? If it is easy enough to do, is a partial replacement okay? It seems to me I would be better off replacing the whole backer board, but that may be overkill.
Replies & Comments
- Fenwick on 12/8/2007 9:28:21 AM
I should not and will not tell you what to do but I will say what I would do. A table with water damage is not something I would buy. Mold is almost a sure thing down the road IMHO. If I did buy a damaged table I would seek out someone who had done restoration and have them do any repairs and have them do it the correct way. I think there is a big difference between a wood worker and a furniture pool table restorer. I would seek advice from a Billiard restoration installment company before I purchased the table and if I could have them look at the table first and advise me. I would expect them to charge a small fee to check out the table for you. Time is money. I hope you find the table of your dreams some day.
- laughhavefun on 12/8/2007 10:48:06 AM
If the table had water damage I would not have considered it at all. The only water damage is on one edge of one of the slates. This was the edge against the wall where the blanket he used for a cushion soaked up water and where it touched the particle board. The other slates had no damage, and the table was stored away from the walls. Everything was sitting on 2x6's and kept off the ground.
I am confident that I could replace the wood and eliminate all of the damaged wood. It is actually only from one corner of the slate to the middle, on the side that butts up to the other slate- the edge is only 2" thick.
My concern was attaching the wood to the slate, and the work involved.
I did call the local billiard shop and called an installer.
- Title: Used Olhausen
- Author: laughhavefun (Mike Agnello)
- Published: 12/7/2007 5:36:53 PM