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How to Properly Disassemble and Pack a Pool Table for your Long-Distance Move – Part 2

A simple step by step process is the easiest way to properly and safely disassemble and pack a pool table for a long-distance move.  As your premier Castlegar movers, here is a detailed description of the second part of this step by step process as well as helpful tips on securely moving your pool table.

Remove the Aprons

A pool table has four aprons that are attached to the rails by bolts.  Once you have removed the aprons, wrap each piece in a blanket to protect them during the move.

Remove the Pockets

The next step is to remove the pockets by using a 14 mm socket or wrench.  There are 12 bolts in total that will need to be removed.  After you have removed the pockets, it is time to also wrap the rails up in a blanket to protect them from damage.

Remove the Felt

Get your needle nose pliers and staple remover ready for this step.  Take your time, so you don’t damage the felt when removing it.  If the felt is glued to the table carefully pull it back (go slowly as felt is notoriously easy to rip).

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Fold the felt neatly and do not put any pressure on the fold lines as you do not want to wrinkle or crease it.  Be sure to store it in a waterproof bag to prevent any water damage over the course of your long-distance move.

Remove the Slate Pieces

In each piece of slate, you will find 4 screws.  Label each slate #1 – #4 for easy reassembly and to avoid any confusion.  Be sure to mark the position of the middle of the table, so that you know the exact position of each piece of slate when putting your pool table back together.  You will need help with each piece of slate as they can weigh up to 250 lbs. Be extremely careful when packing each slate as a chip or scratch can ruin your whole table.

Disassemble the Frame

You can now flip the table over and begin disassembling each leg.  Attach and label the hardware and wrap the legs in a blanket.

That’s it, your pool table is now fully disassembled and is ready to be packed and stored for your long-distance move.  Ensure that each piece is properly labeled, and it is recommended that you pack each piece of the pool table together so that when you are moving in and reassembling the table, all the pieces are accessible.

By following these step by step instructions, you should have no trouble safely moving your pool table long distances.  If you have any questions or need help with any of these steps, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Our friendly and professional staff is here to help, and we offer a wide range of long-distance moving services.  We look forward to hearing from you soon and being a part of your next move.