Rare 10ft Snooker table to re rubber and re cover + pool table renovated in Nottingham and Newark

Just a couple of photo’s to show a couple more that have come in for a renovation of bed and cushions .

1st a Supreme Prince 7ft Pool table that was fully renovated with new black rubber in the cushions and new Burgandy strachan cloth , and a new set of engraved Aramith Premier Quality spots and stripe 2 inch Pool balls .


digital level reads 0.0 this table is perfect for Play . even at 0.1 it would only be the thickness of a £20 note out of true .

And the 10ft Billiard table which has 4 x 1inch thick slates and is circa 1870/1880 , I think a Thurston table with tulip leg design , these 10ft are pretty rare to find these days , and always hold their price on resale due to the rarity of trying to find one .

the photo is taken before any renovation work of a re rubber or recover plus new nets and top plate leathers, plus supply new set of Aramith premier balls.
over the next couple of days we have a 6ft riley dual height dining billiard table to re-rubber and  re-cover in Derby . a photo of the finished table will be posted soon .

Photo of 10ft after Re-rubber and Re-cover in Hainsworth Match plus new nets leathers and a new set of Premier Aramith balls  , table re-rubbered to old billiards sized pockets at 3.1/4 inch at the drop , a very tight pocket ,this table is very old at circa 1870s /80s .

Another Busy week for GCL BILLIARDS SNOOKER AND POOL TABLE MAINTENANCE, Re-Rubbering , Recover etc in Nottingham and Lincoln

This week we are that busy that we have to work on Saturday and Sunday ,

we start the week off on Saturday with a Pool table sale and delivery ,
on Sunday a match table with steel blocks recover in Hainsworth match cloth and new nets and leathers ,in  Nottinghamshire
Monday another match table with steel block cushions recover in 6811 T strachan and nets and leathers ,in Lincolnshire
Tuesday , strip down and load a full size table for London and work on Riley dining cushions re rubber in the workshop , in Sandiacre.
Wednesday  A re- rubber full size cushions in Derby
Thursday Recover full size cushions in Derby and finish Riley dining cushions off in workshop
Friday , Riley dining table recover in Derby.

you may note that we do not recover the cushions on the same day as a re rubber if useing UK made northern rubber , this is because I like to leave over night for the glue to realy bond , this prevents the rubber being pushed off the wooden block it is glued to  when you tension the cloth over it as we recover the cushion .
Some of the lower cost import rubber has a canvas back to it and this can be recovered in the same day as a re rubber . as the canvas backing tends to bond quicker than Northern rubber which has no canvas backing , I always recommend UK made Northern rubber made in Retford Nottinghamshire, rather than imported rubber as it lasts much longer , upto 25 years before the next re rubber . imported rubber can go off within only 5 years use.

CLEAN OUT POOL TABLE ON EACH RECOVER

Today I have re-covered a local pool table in Derby with strachan cloth , the owners had the last cloth torn ,and they had only just had the table re-covered by a firm up north in american speed cloth , which the players of the pool team did not like.

I got there to find the cloth had been fitted correctly and to a high standard  and the rip/tear was no fault of the fitting , but they had left the rails system with years of muck and grime still on them and the inside of the table with bottle tops years of dust and staples from previous re-covers , the grease of sweat and dust build up on the rails was causing balls to stick , but there was another more serious problem with the cushions they had fitted that they had done 4 weeks ago so read on .
It was one of the worst cases I had seen of not making sure that the table was left in a servicable use you have to take into account that the last recover was only 4 weeks ago ? , the next photo is after I had vacummed and washed all the rail system out prior to putting the slate back in .

the owner had told me just before I started to strip the cloth off the cushions that they had paid over £300  for a recover and brand new cushions , I had a shock for them , the cushions where second hand and had been re-covered at least 4 times in their life . the photo shows at least 4 sets of staple holes .

BUTLINS WORK ON AMERICAN 9ft POOL TABLES with ARTSCAPE DESIGNED CLOTH

Today we have been working at Skegness Butlins .
Every November we are to take the American 9ft Pool tables down and store in a back room , the room is then used for other busy weekend events such as 18 to 30s weekend , or 70s /80s theme weekends etc .
as you can see from the photo they where recovered in Plain purple cloth on the last recover.
At the end of November we shall be putting the tables back into the room and then recovering in ARTSCAPE cloth , this is a printed designed cloth , that can also be custom made to incorporate a clients name or venue , in this case it will have the wording BUTLINS also printed on the cloth .
We will on completion take another Photo of the pool tables with this new smart designed cloth , in the meantime have a look at these sample tables which have had the Artscape touch .

http://www.wsptextiles.com/artscape

 

 

 

 

special offers on pool table re-covers from just £165 for Higher quality Branded Strachan cloth POOL TABLE RECOVERING SPECIAL OFFERS FROM £145 in Nottingham , Lincoln ,Newark , Derby , Leicester . and all East midlands Area.

We are haveing a special offers run upto Christmas for all UK 6FT AND 7FT sized Pool table recovers ,
We will Recover youre UK 6FT OR 7FT sized Pool table in Quality Strachan West of England cloth

**** THIS OFFER EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 22nd 2012 **** but please enquire if we have any more offers on by phoning Geoff on 07753466064 please try and phone between 9am and 6pm , we stop answering the phone after this business opening time but you can always email Geoff at c.large@btinternet.com
 cloth starting at £165 .
Also we have in a range of three colours of Burgandy red , Royal blue , or Standard Green all at £165

allthough we do the red and the blue we always recommend the Green cloth as it is the most restfull colour for the eye’s , it is a natural colour and that is why most UK cue sports tables have used the colour of Green for many years , red and blue is an american thing . there are other colours that we can use for example Purple but these are extra charge and are POA .also Strachan speed cloth at extra charge POA.

and it gets better , we will also knock off a further £10 for every other 6ft or 7ft uk Pool table you have at the premises if recovered at the same time .

to qualify for the above offers please quote ( 88pool offer 165 OR 185 or £10 off for two in same premises  ) to c.large@btinternet.com or phone 07753466064 or 01159725355 , this offer expires on Dec 22nd 2012.

all pool table recovers are being done inbetween the main jobs that we have allready booked in , the recovering of the pool tables is to take up any slack days we have on our run upto the busy christmas period . ensuring we have continuous work for each week . we will do some Recovering work in the evening and on Saturdays if Possible

Please note ,when booking a UK pool table recover , check youre cushion bounce , you may require a re-rubber or new cushions and fixing bolts, which we can supply at extra cost . if you know the make of youre pool table please state it with the size 6ft or 7ft , all tables above this size are charged a higher rate
if you do not know the make , please send us a photo , as all Pool tables are not the same , and rubber are differant types and shapes .
If you require extra cues or more chalk or even a spare set of balls we can also add this to youre order . Pockets and ball rails charged extra if required, but are fitted free at same time as a re-cover.

We always clean the inside of youre table removing years of grease and sweat build up . making sure youre table looks as good inside as the new re-cover outside . we then re-level useing an engineers level and a digital electronic level . leaving youre table for match play . and as good as new .

We have many satisfied testimonials of our work , we have personal experience in the cue sports industry as fitters for many years , we value our reputation and value youre custom and repeated custom , that is why we strive to do every job to perfection .
we are an NBSA approved firm , youre guarentee of professional workmanship, not all firms carry this recommendation .

Table now located for buyer (re: wanted full size table on a budget)

A TABLE HAS NOW BEEN LOCATED BY THE THE BUYER. If you require a table please use our wanted section of the GCL BILLIARDS blog.  Many people are reading this blog and sellers and buyers are out there.

It is FREE to advertise.  All we ask is that you recommend GCL Billiards to do any work involved, eg. moving, setting up, recover, rerubber.

Geoff Large
www.gclbilliards.com
www.88pooltables.com

LET GCL BILLIARDS RERUBBER OR REPLACE YOURE SUPREME POOL TABLE CUSHIONS BY A QUALIFIED BILLIARDS FITTER

 

A set of the new black rubber cushions .

This week fitting in between work , I am rerubbering 4 sets of 7ft Supreme Pool cushions 2 sets for a client and one for myself to use on a rental table the other a spare set for stock  , I will be useing the new Black rubber which lasts far longer than the original red rubber used in the manufactureing of Supreme winner and prince tables for many years, 
Supreme recently have changed to use black rubber now because of the problem with the hard dead red rubber which happens to tables around 4 to 5 years old or where a table is kept in a cold room , if you are suddenley experiencing a dead cushion or two , then the others are not far behind , the only solution is to rerubber the whole set of  cushions or buy brand new set of cushions from the Factory which will cost you around £120 /£140 per set , which we can also supply.
If the woodwork of the cushions are good then a rerubber is the most cost efective way of solving the problem of dead cushions , I carry a stock of old cushions with good woodwork that I will be rerubbering for exchange with youre old cushions at just £80 per set with the guarentee of the better black rubber being used
. the old red rubber is not good so avoid firms useing this.

I have recently experienced tables where just one cushion was replaced by the last fitter or firm , this is not going to stop the other 5 going rock hard soon after , and is false economy . youre takings wil also go down as players refuse to play on a table with no bounce in the cushions.
Being a time served billiards fitter , I have been trained in the art of Rerubbering in not just pool tables but such games as Bar Billiards , Bagatelle , bumper pool , American pool with triangle shaped rubber, and Full sized snooker tables to match template pocket openings . 
Youre pool table will suddenly play like new once a rerubber and recover has been completed by GCL BILLIARDS.

***GCL BILLIARDS also rerubber other makes of pool tables , but we do not have spare sets in stock to get ready so have to do all work on site rather than exchange ( unless they are brand new from manufacturer ) , please call for a quote . also some tables use smaller rubber such as super league which is 5/8th rubber and not full size like supreme tables ***.

POOL TABLE RE-COVER free set of Balls in October for every pool table recover (or discount on the recover if not required.)


A free set of reds and yellows Balls with every re-cover carried out on 6×3 or 7×4 UK pooltables during the month of October 2012 , you have a choice of cloths in the strachan make  777 / 6811 / or speed cloth in a choice of colours Green / Blue / or ( Red burgundy ).
Prices will vary depending on cloth choice , but all cloths are STRACHAN make, a sign of QUALITY  as used by Professionals ….phone Geoff on 07753466064 or leave a message on 01159725355  , or by email to c.large@btinternet.com if you require a written quote , I will need to know the make and size of the table if possible. if you can send a photo of the table it makes things much easier if parts are required like new cushions etc .
I fully clean out the table on a re-cover , plus check coin mech springs tighten screws and lubricate with wd40 , degrease all ball rails and ball flip side , and fit a carpet tile to quieten the sound of the balls crashing into the return box if requested . I then relevel and leave ready for play. this is a full professional refurb , not a hit and run like some do. leaving muck inside the table and grease on the rails for balls to stick on .

If youre table is passed it’s best , then why not join the influx of people Hireing a Winner supreme pool table supplied by www.88pooltables.com on a yearly contract , we offer varous types of hire arrangments from one recover a year to two recovers a year to make sure youre table is looking it’s best for Winter and the Summer league’s. We know our hire charges linked with the Excellent service options is second to none and can make sense to Hire rather than buy , ask for a quote and we will show you why we think this is now the best option for Landlords and clubs and for us the Cue sports table operator .