How to disassemble a pool table
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the process of disassembling a pool table may vary depending on the make and model of the table. However, some general tips on how to disassemble a pool table include:
- Removing the cushions
- Removing the slate
- Detaching the rails
- Disassembling the legs
Disassembling a pool table can be difficult, but it is necessary to move it. Ensure you have the right tools for the job–including a power drill if necessary. You can find a manual online which will guide you through the disassembly and assembly process.
Pool tables typically have a slate in two or three pieces. The slate may need to be removed with a power drill to fit into the self-storage unit properly. When all of the screws are removed, put them in plastic bags and place them on a moving blanket, so they don’t get lost.
Wrap each large piece individually in bubble wrap and moving blankets. Next, wrap the slate in its own blanket and the tabletop portion of the frame. This will help ensure that everything stays together during transport.
How to store a pool table in a self-storage unit
Storing a pool table in a self-storage unit, you must remove the legs and slate. You can then store the table in a cardboard box or pallet.
Self-storage units provide a great option for people who need storage space on a short-term or occasional basis. The size of the unit you rent will depend on your needs, and most self-storage facilities have units that are large enough to store furniture.
Before you rent a self-storage unit, make sure you understand the company’s policies and procedures. Most importantly, ensure your belongings are against theft or damage. Locks are typically required in rental spaces, and they should be kept secured at all times.
It’s also important to remember that self-storage is not a warehouse–the tenant is responsible for any damages or thefts in the unit. Make sure you have adequate coverage before storing your pool table!
Tips for packing and storing a pool table
Protect the table during transport
Covering the table with a cloth will also help protect it from scratches and other damage. Ensure that the pool balls are secured in a bag or box and that the cues are placed in a secure container. It is best to avoid moving the table if possible, as this can lead to damage. If you must move the table, take care to follow these guidelines for protection.
Assemble the table correctly
If you’re not sure how something goes together, take a picture or two of how it’s supposed to look when it’s done so you can consult the pictures later if there are any problems.
This frame should fit around the outside of the slate and be screwed into the wooden rails on either side. Be very careful when tightening these screws – too much force can crack or even break the slate.
The slate rests on this frame and is held in place by screws or nails that go through it and into the wood below. This type of construction is less likely to cause damage to the slate, but it can still happen if too much pressure is applied when installing or removing screws/nails.
If you need to move it, never pick it up by its corners – always lift from underneath using proper lifting straps or slings.