How to Disassemble and Pack a Pool Table for your Long-Distance Move – Part 1

A pool table is an excellent source of cheap entertainment that can provide hours of unlimited fun.  However, a pool table is also a major inconvenience when you need to move it to your new home.  With the right instructions and tools, you will be able to easily and safely dissemble and pack your pool table and get it ready for your long-distance move.

As your premier Kamloops movers, here is a detailed step by step set of instructions for taking apart and preparing your pool table for your upcoming move.

The Proper Tools

To efficiently and effectively disassemble your pool table, you are going to need the proper tools.  This list of tools includes:

  • A ratchet with a 14 mm and 15 mm socket.
  • A drill or screwdriver with a Philips bit.
  • A flat head screwdriver.
  • A staple puller.
  • Needle nosed pliers.
  • Heavy blankets with which you can wrap each table piece.
  • Ziplock bags, tape, and a marker to properly secure and label hardware, accessories, screws and bolts.

Disconnecting the Pocket Liners

If your pool table has pocket liners, then this is where you will start.  If you do not have liners, please go to the next step.

Remove the staples or screws that are holding the liners to the table.  You will then be able to squeeze the sides of the pocket and push each liner through the apron.  Do this for all six pockets and be sure to label and store the liner screws.

Remove Rail Bolts and Corner Miters

It is now time to remove the rail bolts on your pool table.  Lay underneath the table and begin removing the bolts with your ratchet.  Typically, each rail will have 3 bolts for a total of 18.  During the process, do not remove the smaller apron bolts.

Here’s the Deal:

If you have an older table, the rails may be attached in two places with different bolts.  In this case, you will need a special forked tool to remove them.  You can get this tool from your local pool table supply store or order it online.

Once you have removed the rail bolts you can remove the system and flip it over.  This is a 2-person job as it is quite heavy.  On each corner of the rails you will find two corner casting brackets that you will need to remove with a flat head screwdriver.  You can then lift out each corner piece, then store and label it in a Ziplock bag.

The sheer size and weight of a pool table makes it impossible to move without breaking it down into pieces.  This is the first part of the step by step process required to safely and effectively disassemble and pack your pool table for a long -distance move.  If you have any questions or need any clarification on this procedure, don’t hesitate to call.  We specialize in long-distance moving services and our friendly and experienced staff are always there to lend a hand.  We look forward to working with you soon.



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