Moving a Pool Table in 7 Steps

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Moving a pool table is no easy feat, due to its size, weight, and delicate components. Its solid construction and precise leveling requirements make it particularly tricky to transport from one location to another.

The slate playing surface, in particular, adds significant weight to the table, and the internal framework and delicate felt surface require careful handling to prevent scratching and other types of damage. All these factors contribute to the complexity of moving a pool table.

The good news is Good Stuff Moving is experienced in transporting pool tables and other types of furniture, so you can avoid any heavy lifting and enjoy a stress-free move. However, if you’re interested in moving a pool table DIY, we have a few tips to help you tackle this project with confidence.


How To Move a Pool Table

Below, we’ve compiled a step-by-step guide on how to get your pool table ready for an upcoming move, and how to set it up in your new home.

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools and Equipment

Before you begin, make sure you have the following tools and equipment on hand:

  • Socket wrench
  • Power drill
  • Screwdrivers
  • Bubble wrap or moving blankets
  • Packing tape
  • Moving dolly
  • Box cutter
  • Furniture sliders

Step 2: Disassemble the Pool Table

Start by removing the pockets, rails, and felt from the pool table. Remember to use a power drill or screwdriver to unscrew the pockets and rails.

It’s important to keep track of all the screws and small parts during this process. Next, carefully remove the felt and make sure to roll it up for safekeeping.

Read these tips on how to disassemble a pool table properly.

Step 3: Dismantle the Table Frame

Next, you’ll need to dismantle the table frame. Locate the bolts and screws that hold the frame together and use a socket wrench to loosen and remove them.

You’ll want to have another person help you with this step to ensure the frame is safely disassembled.

Step 4: Protect the Components

Once the pool table is disassembled, wrap the individual components in bubble wrap or moving blankets to protect them during transit. Use packing tape to secure the wrap in place.

Remember to label each component to make reassembly easier.

Step 5: Transport the Components

Use a moving dolly to transport the heavy components, such as the frame and slate, to the moving truck.

Take care to lift and load these pieces carefully to avoid damage. The smaller components can be boxed and labeled for easy transportation.

Step 6: Reassemble the Pool Table

Once you’ve transported the components to the new home, it’s time to reassemble the pool table.

Start by reassembling the frame and then carefully lay the slate back on top. Reattach the pockets, rails, and felt, making sure everything is aligned and level.

Get tips on how to assemble your pool table.

Step 7: Level the Pool Table

After reassembly, use a level to ensure the pool table is perfectly level. Adjust the table feet as needed to achieve a balanced and even playing surface.


Need a Hand with Your Move?

At Good Stuff Moving, we offer 5-convenient options to help you with your move, including a “furniture-only” service that can assist you with relocating larger items, including a pool table.

Our team understands the complexities involved in moving such heavy and delicate items, and we’re dedicated to making the process as seamless as possible for you.

With our furniture-only option, you can trust us to handle your pool table and other large furniture with the utmost care and expertise.

Need us to handle the entire move? We can do that, too. From packing to loading/unloading, we can handle every single detail.

Let us take the stress out of moving, so you can focus on settling into your new space.

Request a free quote today!

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