Just completed this Re-cloth on Hainsworth smart Royal blue , and letter of Recommendation .

This week we had the pleasure of re-clothing a 12ft snooker table in Hainsworth Smart Royal blue cloth near Ashbourne Derbyshire for our client Colin .
I tried to order my normal fit Strachan 6811 Tournament in blue but both my cloth stockists had run out and had none arriving soon to complete this job .
my Client fully understood this and went with my other suggestion of Hainsworth Smart  in royal blue .
I was only just in time ordering this cloth in because Hainsworth also had a rush on this Blue cloth and only had a small supply left in stock and not to be put back on machines for at least another month for production in Royal blue .

My clients table stripped down and fitting the cushion cloth one by one .
He wanted to try a different colour and settled on royal Blue .

nice tight fit around centre pockets .

Bed cloth fitted and marked out .

Table finished and ready for play

Hainsworth smart is available in many different colours , it is a long lasting not too thick not too thin cloth 90/10 wool blend .
and has a very short fine nap enabling this cloth to actually play fast is kept well and brushed and ironed every 10 hours of use .
My client had a few issues with some cushion bolts missing which I replaced , and also nailed in cushion cloth retaining slips , so again replaced these with tighter fitting slips .
the Room has very hot underfloor heating and this transmits upwards and into the slate ,a t first I thought the slates where heated but they are not , it was just heat rising up from the floor and into the slate .

My client was over the moon with the transformation of his table   , that he kindly took the time to write me a letter of recommendation .

Review from Client

Where to begin, from the first point of contact everything with GCL was amazing. The communication and assistance were first rate and great value. Geoff arrived at the agreed time and set to work respecting all the Covid protocols.
Geoff recovered our snooker table, bearing in mind I had made things more challenging not going with a traditional green colour, his professional approach and expertise meant that he completed the work quickly, competently and to a standard The Crucible would be proud off and made sure everything was clean and tidy before leaving.
Post the installation again excellent communication and assistance with other things I had asked for over and above the recovering, I Highly recommend GCL, They do exactly what it says on the tin.
Colin H (Ashbourne)


Very nice renovated 6 x 3 Riley Raise and fall Billiard / snooker Dining table @ £1125 ono

We have a very nice table that is a private sale and is close to Underhill near Barnet North London Area for collection .
the table in it’s recent past had a full renovation in cloth rubber polish nets and leathers ,

it sits on it’s own legs and has a raise and fall system that raises for playing , and lowers for dining off .
As you can see above it is solid mahogany and has 4 table leaf’s , that fit on top for dining table use .

the table comes with a good range of accessories in pool and snooker balls, triangle, Brush , rest cues
rules and cue rack .
these tables normally sell in the region of £1500 to £2000 form a dealer if your lucky , some may even charge more .
this £1125 price guide is spot on for this table  , it would have cost more than that to renovate it .
Buyer to arrange removal from property .
A piano trolley is the normally way to move a table slate top  to a vehicle .

under the table there are 4 lifting brackets with leveling knurl that you turn to level the table off .
there should also be anti bow  bar beams , visible to the left of the photo x 2
when dismantling the table it should be in the lower position , go under the table  and unscrew the 4 brackets off , but mark where they go back on
as the brackets wear into the other surface they should be put back on in the same order .
some brackets have a number on the side of facing edge , but not all the time .

A matching scoreboard , this is original to the table , is also included .

Rules and cue rack with assortment of cues is also included .

You can see that the firm who renovated the table kept the original transfer of E J Riley masked off when stripping and polished it back in
A proper professional Billiards  firm did this .
most would have just stripped it all off .
Some firms would have removed all the small knocks and indentations of age , this is wrong to make a old table look new ,
this renovation still lets you see it is an old original Riley diner .
but in pristine polish condition .
cloth is pretty good condition from the photo’s , and does not require a re-cloth .
as is the nets and leathers .

Very nice turned and fluted legs , with buttons to the cushions finishes off this table .
In my opinion , Riley Diners are the best Dining tables to buy , they will be the centre piece of conversation
they are well made and used top quality materials , and the raise and fall system is copied by other firms even today
I would say this table is from a time period of around 1910 to 1930  , later models from the 1930’s onwards did not have buttons but slide in panels
like this later model below .

all inquiries to Geoff and Carol at GCL Billiards

If you require a price for picking up and delivery then also ask Geoff for a quote giving your post code
Please note , we only do Ground floor to ground floor pick up and deliveries of tables .
Table must be paid for prior to pick up .
this is a Private sale direct from the seller , it is not owned by GCL billiards

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