Buying a pool table is one hell of a job but moving them from one place to another; it is entirely different and difficult task.
We do the shifting of the table due to many reasons; some reasons can be as shifting to a new house or building a new room for the table. It can be any reason. But pool tables are not easy to be moved. One reason is their weight and another is the cost of moving the table.
These pool tables are so heavy that they can weigh up to 1000 pounds and you can imagine that moving them is not an easy job.
I will be giving you the pointers on how to move the pool table from one place to another with proper guidance on every step. Let’s learn about them.
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Moving From One Place to Another – 7 Easy Steps
Moving the pool table is a serious job. You must follow the proper instruction.
1. Moving Supplies:
You must collect all the possible moving supplies such as toolbox which will include the screwdriver, drill, staple remover, socket wrench and other tools like such. You will hate for the screws and nuts and bolts to get mixed up.
So, to avoid this kind of mix up, have different bags with labels to keep them safe and recognizable. Also, keep a lot of packaging blankets to keep the taken apart pieces of the pool table safe and secure in them.
Any damage to them or their corners can cause a lot of problem with re-installing.
2. Moving Truck:
Get your moving truck according to the size of your pool table. Since any standard pool table is about 6 feet, 7 feet, 8 feet or even 9 feet, then you must get the rental moving trucks service for the move.
There are many companies working only on this purpose of moving the pool tables from one place to another, so they have all sizes of trucks available.
You must get as many helpers and assistants as possible. They will help you with not only the shifting but also in taking the pieces apart and holding them and placing them.
Like taking off the felt is quite challenge, and you will need some assistance. Dress appropriately during the move as it is easy to work in simple and comfortable dresses without any enhancements and exposure.
4. Measuring Door Ways:
You must measure all the possible doorways and staircases before the move. When you are taking the pieces out of the house, you will not want them getting damaged by getting hurled in the hallway or staircase.
It will be easy for you to take them carefully and in same condition outside. I would recommend you cover all the sharp edges of the table pieces taken apart with baby-proof bumpers or towels to avoid any sharp cut and tear around the house.
5. Disassembling the Pool Table:
When you have all the tools at your disposal, and you have gathered your assistants; you can start the dis-assembling of your pool table. Make sure that you do it carefully remembering every piece and its place.
Try to keep all the nuts and bolts in their respective separate bag which we talked about earlier to not get them mixed up. Remove the felt carefully by taking their stapled pins out with the help of staple remover.
6. Protecting and Packaging the Table:
Make sure that you kept all the necessary packaging material ready with you when you were disassembling the table. Keep plenty of packaging blankets or bubble wraps to keep each part safe.
When all the pieces are covered and protected; you must load them on the moving truck carefully. Make sure that they don’t get hit into each other while driving and shifting.
Once you are at your desired location, carefully take them off the truck and carefully place them in the desired game room. When all your pieces are in the room, you should start reassembling them accordingly.
I prefer small notes placed on the wrapping to remember them easily. Whatever you prefer, get the help of your friends and start on the mission of reassembling. Piece by piece, one at a time.
Here is a complete guide to assemble a pool table.
At the end, you will be amazed at how easily you moved the whole pool table and carefully transported them and reinstalled it again.
Moving From One Room to Another in the Same House:
Moving a pool table from one room to another is exactly like moving from one place to another with the only exception is the place. In such kind of moving, the loading and shifting through truck is not involved at all.
All you have to do is get few additional helping tools such as wooden dollies which will help in moving the pieces from one place to another.
Now there are two options involved in such type of shifting as well.
- You are moving the table when the door for exit and another door for entrance are spacious enough to allow the whole pool table to be passed easily. In this process, all you have to do it to get someone’s help and place each wooden dolly under each leg of the pool table.When the table is placed properly, you can push the pool table outside and enter the desired room and stop and take out the wooden dollies out from underneath. One of the easiest ways, I must say.
- When one room to another shifting needs to be done, and you have to take every piece apart, then you will follow all the steps mentioned above except truck and loading.
- You must take proper precautions first,
- Measure doorways and steps,
- Carefully understand their weight and carry them accordingly.
- Keeping them safe from damage and wrapping. Also, be careful about the bolts and nuts.
- Re-installing them as per directions.
- Remember to restore all the possible factors which are important for players such as balancing of the table.
If you are not comfortable with moving the pool table all by yourself and with your friends helps, then I would suggest you to go with the professional pool table movers and installers.
It may sound like an expensive option but trust me; sometimes some things are best left for the experts rather than we damage them. You can ask about them from local pool bars or look up for them on internet.
They offer different packages depending upon the addresses and places where they are to be delivered.
They charge fees according to the work to be done. If you also want them to do the re-installing, then that will be an extra charge, but it’s worth it.
They will provide proper packaging and taking apart and then reinstalling as well as per your request. You will not have to worry about your pool stuff.
It may sound like that the moving of a pool table is one hectic job and I say yes, it is as pool tables parts are very delicate and they must be handled with care and protected as much as possible.
We all know that pool tables are supposed to remain in one room, but due to some reasons, we have to move them. But no matter the reason, the moving of the pool table should be done as smoothly as possible.
I wish you the best of luck if you are planning on doing so. So, follow my above-mentioned tips, and you will spare yourself some headaches.