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SingleCarGarage 11-20-2017 06:12 PM

Cheap Pool Table
 
I know, I know, buy a better pool table.. Now that that is out of the way. I got a cheap particle board based pool table. It only has the ability to level at the feet of each leg. I am looking for ideas on how to make it more adjustable. It has level spots and sloped spot with no way to adjust the middle or side of the table. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to completely rebuild the table. Im thinking maybe a new base with legs to set it on and than the under side of the table itself glueing in blocks of wood with t nuts for adjustment points. Ideas anyone?

new2woodwrk 11-20-2017 06:45 PM

I have an oak pool table (I did not make it) - how many slates does your table have?

Sometimes the leveling and sloping adjjustment isn't in the legs but having the slates shimmed/leveled

Just a thought

SingleCarGarage 11-20-2017 08:36 PM


GuitarPhotographer 11-21-2017 12:44 AM

Is that slate?

It doesn't look like the sections are adjustable like a "real" pool table would be. You might be able to get under and shim the low spots, but...

new2woodwrk 11-21-2017 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuitarPhotographer (Post 1804746)
Is that slate?

It doesn't look like the sections are adjustable like a "real" pool table would be. You might be able to get under and shim the low spots, but...

Yah, that's what it looks like to me as well.

If that is slate it looks like a 3 piece table (I have a 3 piece table as well thankfully) - however it also appears you have the ability to shim.

Also if you look at that connector in the first panel, that may be an issue as well

SingleCarGarage 11-21-2017 02:02 PM

Its a cheap particle board table. There is no slate, there is no fancy adjustments, and the strips you see are glued in place

GuitarPhotographer 11-21-2017 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SingleCarGarage (Post 1804946)
Its a cheap particle board table. There is no slate, there is no fancy adjustments, and the strips you see are glued in place

Then you are probably out of luck for trying to flatten out the playing surface. There's a reason it's cheap...

Pineknot_86 11-21-2017 06:25 PM

I had a pool table that had the plywood that was adjusted by a heavy wood bar running side to side in several places. It hhad screws with lock nuts to raise the bed a tiny bit. Lived in KY and it was a Godsend during the winter!


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