How To Build A Pool Table

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How To Build A Pool Table
How To Build A Pool Table

Video: How To Build A Pool Table

Video: How To Build A Pool Table
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Billiards is a very gambling and interesting game that develops coordination of movements, the ability to feel the force of a blow, and an eye. If your house has enough space for placement (the best solution would be a separate room 4x5 meters), be sure to buy or make your own billiard table.

How to build a pool table
How to build a pool table

It is necessary

  • - Chipboard (particle board) 20-25 mm thick;
  • - plywood or chipboard 3-20 mm thick;
  • - board 10 mm;
  • - timber 30x25 mm;
  • - a strip of rubber with a width of 28-30 mm;
  • - decorative fabric;
  • - lining fabric;
  • - wire 2 mm;
  • - grid;
  • - jigsaw;
  • - drill;
  • - screwdriver or screwdriver;
  • - file;
  • - furniture stapler;
  • - glue;
  • - fasteners.


Step 1

Make a tabletop from a large sheet of chipboard. The slab must be perfectly flat. The dimensions of the workpiece are 1050x535 mm. Cut the corners of the base blank at an angle of 45⁰, 50 mm from each edge, glue them with overlays.

Step 2

In the center of the long side, cut holes for pockets 45 mm long and 40 mm deep. Make legs from a bar: their length should be 100 mm, cut the edges at an angle of 45⁰. Secure them with screws at the corners of the table so that they lie parallel to the overlays.

Step 3

On top, prepare a sheet of fiberboard or plywood with a thickness of 3-20 mm. Mark out the middle of the table and cut out rectangular holes for the pockets: 45 mm wide and 20 mm deep. In the corners, holes should be made at an angle of 45⁰, depth (counting from the corner) 30 mm, and a width of 45 mm. File the groove surfaces.

Step 4

Cut decorative strips of the following sizes from a 10 mm thick board: 4 strips of 445 mm and 2 strips of 510 mm. Set aside 10 mm from the edge and saw off the corners at 45⁰. From a bar of 30 x25 mm, make sides: 2 parts 515 mm each and 4 parts 450 mm each. On the narrow side, set aside 10 mm from the edge and, in the same way as for the planks, saw off the corners at 45⁰. Grind and varnish the details.

Step 5

From rubber with a thickness of 2-3 mm, cut a strip 28-30 mm wide, along the length of the sides. Lubricate the end with glue and nail to one end with nails. Pass the strip all the way through the bead, pull a little and secure at the other end of the bead. Cut out strips 40 mm wide from decorative fabric (the same as the fabric of the table top) and wrap the sides with rubber, fix at the bottom with a furniture stapler.

Step 6

For each pocket, cut out staples from plywood, drill holes for fastening in them. Cover the parts with varnish. Bend staples of the same shape using a 2 mm wire, they will be hidden under the plywood. Attach mesh bags to the wire.

Step 7

Assemble the billiard table from the prepared parts. Nail the plywood tabletop to the chipboard base, lay the lining and decorative fabric on top. To avoid wrinkles, grease the surface with glue, then fix the fabric with a stapler, bending the edges about 10 mm.

Step 8

Install the sides by screwing them in with screws. Measure all distances carefully with a square and a level gauge. Lubricate the sides with glue and attach decorative strips to them. Check if the ball goes well into the pocket, if it is bad, expand it a little.

Step 9

Place the clip on the pocket and mark the centers of the holes with an awl. Then remove it and attach the wire staples with nets. Cover the pocket with a decorative strip. Test your homemade billiard table.

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