This week I have been working on seven 7ft UK Winner Supreme pool tables and four 9 ball American Sam K steel 9ft tables. These 9ft K steels are a little different to other pool tables and here are a few photos of the tables during strip down and the finished work.
Hunters Bar in Grantham, Lincolnshire, is one of the better run clubs which invests in a regular recover and maintenance program so that the pool tables are always in good condition to play on. They have a regular client base, 7 UK pool tables and 4 American 9ft pool tables plus upstairs 6 full size snooker tables, two bars, food, TV and music. It’s a great club to go to for cue sports in Grantham.
Every staple was removed from these tables. We did not recover over old staples, thus prolonging the life of the cushion wood and the slate lining.
We removed every staple from the cushions and the bed cloth lining when stripping the table down, this prolongs the lifespan of the cushion and slate lining wood. There’s nothing worse than having to strip 3 or even 4 sets of staples out of pool tables that other fitters have left in for speed work, rather than doing the job correctly in the first place.
I recover all tables that I work on with the intention that it will be me who strips it down next time. I use 6mm staples that come out easily rather than use a compressor and fire 10 to 12 mm staples in that you have to dig out of the wood. This is why so many firms that use these compressors leave their staples in recover after recover.