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Build a Pool Table

When you have a lot of space in your house then why not build something fun to fill that space and build a pool table. It is a little difficult to do and it requires some time and patience, but in the long run it will be worth it and it will cost you much less than buying a pre manufactured pool table. To build a pool table you really just need basic tools like a table saw, a router, a scroll saw and a miter saw. You will also need drills, wrenches, and quite a few large and small clamps. After you make sure you have all the tools you need to draw a quick draft of your table and figure out all the sizes of wood that will be needed. When you build a pool table you want to be sure to us a wood that will not warp over time, hickory is recommended. When you have all the sizes figured out you can have the wood cut at a wood store or do it yourself.



After you have all the wood cut to the right lengths it is time to start assembling your pool table. The best place to start is the cabinet, which is the main part of the pool table. When you are assembling the cabinet you have to thoroughly check your measurements on the corners so the angles line up properly. You want to make sure the outside of the frame is on the inside of the four corner pockets. After everything is lined up you need to screw it all together. The next step to build a pool table is to prepare the legs and attach then so the pool table has sturdy, even legs. It is very important to make sure the legs are even so the pool table works correctly. After you that you need to make beams that run from side to side inside the cabinet, this will make the pool table much more stable as well. Two beams should probably do the trick. Now you need to add the slate support and the sub rails and pockets. You need to be very precise when you are cutting the pockets and sub rails and following your directions will help ensure this. You need to add rubber for the bumpers and get some nice felt to lie down on the table and you are all set. Let everything dry for a few days and then you can become a pool wizard.



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