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Yearly Archives: 2013

How NOT to Move Your Pool Table: Part 5

0 Posted by Rory on December 31, 2013

Broken Leg When Moving Pool Table Maybe it was a family member or friend that told you that you can just slide your pool table over to move it. Or, maybe, you had a bright idea to tip your pool table on its side to move it out to the garage. Your cousin or friend or […]

Moving a Brunswick Ventura

0 Posted by Pool Table King on December 28, 2013

Brunswick Pool Table Moves in Orange County This Brunswick Ventura was recently moved from Tustin to Yorba Linda, California. The pool table was in great shape, but the owners stepped it up a notch by refelting with new tournament olive billiard felt. The worsted wool material is chosen by professional and experienced players due to […]

Christmas Billiard Surprise

0 Posted by Rory on December 24, 2013

We just delivered this C.L. Bailey Alicante to a home in San Clemente, California. The homeowners contacted us a few weeks ago in hopes of having a pool table delivered as a surprise to their children. With careful planning, and the help of a neighbor, we installed this eight foot billiard table while the family […]

Cochise Pool Table Slides Out

0 Posted by Rory on December 21, 2013
All Done

Pool Table Drawer Slides Your Cues Out of Sight We just delivered this beautiful eight foot Connelly Cochise with drawer to a home in Dana Point, California. The Espresso stain on Maple looks sharp next to the Taupe billiard felt and is a great contrast to the light wood grain porcelain tile. This made in […]

Black Pocket Dutchess

0 Posted by Pool Table King on December 19, 2013

7′ Pool Table Not Cutting It This Placentia, California family had a 7′ Leisure Bay pool table in their living room. But, after years of play on the slightly undersized billiard table, they decided to finally move into an 8′. After a group of friends helped move the old pool table out to the garage, […]

Two Tone Cochise Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on December 17, 2013

Two-tone Connelly Ready for the Holidays This San Juan Capistrano home will be ringing in the new year with a new billiard table. The 7′ Connelly Cochise in a two-tone black and Mill Creek on maple looks great on the neutral carpeting and makes better use of a formal sitting room. Titanium colored cloth is […]

Brunswick Moves Down (twice)

0 Posted by Pool Table King on December 14, 2013

From Third Floor to Ground Floor About five years back, we moved this three-piece slate Brunswick pool table down from the third floor to the second floor of a Mission Viejo, California home. Recently, we were called back out, this time to move it downstairs and to a family member’s home in nearby San Juan […]

Olhausen Out of Storage

0 Posted by Pool Table King on December 12, 2013

Ready to Play Pool This Olhausen pool table was stored for a few years at a nearby warehouse. The owners were ready to play, so we transported, setup and refelted it in their Yorba Linda, California home. The taupe colored cloth looks classy and the family will enjoy a few games of eight-ball during their […]

Converted Bedroom Becomes Gameroom

0 Posted by Pool Table King on December 11, 2013

Former Bedroom Becomes Gameroom When this family moved from nearby Santa Ana to their new Yorba Linda, California home, the 8′ pool table was setup in a  converted bedroom. One wall was opened up and the closet became a nook, all to make room for this import billiard table. It is a little tight on […]

Brunswick Pool Table Setup

0 Posted by Rory on December 8, 2013

East Coast Brunswick Finds Home in Orange County We recently uncrated the slates and setup up this Contender Series Brunswick in Newport Beach, California. Installation went smoothly and we used the existing Navy Blue cloth that was removed during disassembly. It is ready to play in time for the holiday season. It is worth noting […]

Marble Top Fischer Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on December 5, 2013

Pleasant Pool Table Surprise Most pool tables have slate tops. This 1974 Fischer however, has a three piece marble top. We were called out to this Garden Grove, California home to move the pool table from its upstairs location downstairs. Finding the three piece marble was a nice surprise, since we were actually bracing ourselves […]

Brunswick Setup and Refelt

0 Posted by Rory on December 3, 2013

Uncrate, Setup and Refelt We were called out to a Seal Beach, California home to setup and refelt this Brunswick pool table. Recently transported from Virginia, the slates were still crated when we arrived. We also noticed, this particular space was familiar. About five years ago, we were out to this very house to move […]

Brunswick Balke Collender Nonpareil

0 Posted by Rory on November 30, 2013

We had the pleasure of working on this 125+ year old Brunswick Balke Collender Nonpareil billiard table. It was fully restored in the 1980′s. New slate and rails were custom built at that time by Adler to replace the aging beauty’s key components. Now 35 years later, the cushion rubber (and faded purple felt) needed […]

San Carlos Two Tone Twist

0 Posted by Rory on November 25, 2013
two tone

Two-tone stain on pool tables typically involves a pairing a dark and light stain. For instance, a black and honey stained pool table creates a very sharp contrast. This two-tone San Carlos in Coto de Caza, California is a bit more subtle, but no less stunning. Mill Creek and Medium on maple wood looks great. […]

Hall of Shame – Servicing a Brunswick

0 Posted by Rory on November 22, 2013
broken pocket iron

Hidden Damages to Brunswick Pool Table A routine refelt in Newport Beach, California turned out to be just the opposite. When we arrived, we noticed the rails were sitting a bit too high, causing balls to bounce slowly off the rubber. Upon removing the cloth on the first section of rails, we found out why. […]

Making Your Pool Table Fit

0 Posted by Pool Table King on November 20, 2013
leveling pool table

Sometimes You Just Have to Make It Work We just moved this 8′ pool table into this Ladera Ranch, California home. A lot of extra time was spent leveling this import billiard table due to warped slate liners. It wasn’t easy, but finally the slates were perfectly level. The existing cloth was still in great […]

Product Spotlight: Tornado Foosball

0 Posted by Pool Table King on November 19, 2013
tornado sport

The Tornado Sport foosball table is the perfect table for both starters and the more experienced player. The height adjustment, durable construction allows for generations of enjoyment from the young, and young-at-heart. This is a sturdy table soccer table just right for home play. Visit our Orange, California showroom to play a test few games on this […]

One Piece Slate Goes Downstairs

0 Posted by Rory on November 15, 2013

How to Get a One Piece Slate Downstairs There is no easy way to get a single slate pool table down (or up) stairs. Every time one of these jobs comes up on the schedule, we have to cringe a little. Even with 20+ years experience, it isn’t fun. This 8′ pool table in Mission […]

From Canada with Love

0 Posted by Pool Table King on November 12, 2013
9' Palason "Contessa" finished

Even after twenty-plus years in the business, a regular setup can still throw you a curveball. When we arrived at this Orange, California home, we had a little surprise. The pool table was a Palason Billiards Table from Canada. Square heads on the hardware made this a difficult install. To save a trip back to […]

Pool Table on Area Rug

0 Posted by Pool Table King on November 9, 2013
checking rail alignment

Getting Pool Table Centered on Rug We are often asked if it is okay to put a billiard table on a rug. The answer is: absolutely. We were able to get this Gustav Beach Manufacturing pool table in Coto de Caza, California aligned easily. The homeowner had the rug in place (and gave time for […]

American Heritage goes Titanium

0 Posted by Pool Table King on November 7, 2013
all done

American Heritage Gets New Bounce We were called on to refelt this eight year old American Heritage pool table in North Tustin, California. The family had just moved into the home and wanted to fix up the billiard table that was left by the previous homeowners.  The camel colored cloth was worn and a little […]

Moving a Dutchess

0 Posted by Pool Table King on November 4, 2013
all done

Dutchess Moves to RSM We recently came across a C.L. Bailey Dutchess that we sold about four years back. The table was gifted from one family to another and looks just as good as it did when it was new. We dismantled the 7′ pool table in Mission Viejo, then delivered and set it up […]

Cool Blue Dutchess

0 Posted by Pool Table King on November 2, 2013

CLB Dutchess Pool Table with Euro Blue Felt This solid wood pool table found a home in San Clemente, California. We’ve talked before about different cloth color choices. Even though most folks play it safe with more traditional colors like burgundy or camel, this homeowner chose a bright Euro Blue. The tournament color creates a […]

Third Time’s the Charm

0 Posted by Pool Table King on October 31, 2013

  Moving an Olhausen. Again. We are well acquainted with this Olhausen pool table. This marks the third move in less than six months. It was refelted back in August with black and Ocelot when it moved to its home in Laguna Beach, California. The cloth was still in perfect condition, so we restretched during […]

Murrey and Sons Out of Storage

0 Posted by Pool Table King on October 29, 2013

Murrey Pool Table After Nearly 10 Years in Storage We packed up this Murrey and Sons billiard table back in September 2004. We finally got the call that it was ready to come back into commission. With new cushions, pockets and worsted spruce felt, we set this beauty in Coto de Caza, California. Pool tables […]

American Heritage Comes to Life (again)

0 Posted by Pool Table King on October 27, 2013

American Heritage Pool Table Recushioned and Refelted We first met this pool table back in September to move it from a home in Orange, CA. Due to dead rails we were unable to complete the move at that time. This week with new cushion rubber and steel gray Tour Edition worsted cloth in tow, we finished […]

South Orange County Fusion

0 Posted by Pool Table King on October 23, 2013
Powder Coat Wenge Fusion

Aramith Fusion Pool Table This Laguna Hills, California family has a new pool table sure to wow their guests. The modern FusionTable by Aramith, has sleek steel lines paired with wenge wood rail tops. The family loved the photos online, but really fell in love seeing it in our Orange County Pool Table Showreoom. Most […]

Olhausen Gets New Bounce

0 Posted by Rory on October 22, 2013

20 Year Old Olhausen Recushioned We were called out to this Yorba Linda, California a couple of weeks back for a re-level and refelt. The homeowners had just moved in and the pool table was part of the home sale. It had been turned from its original position and needed adjusting to fix the roll. […]

Upstairs Olhausen

0 Posted by Pool Table King on October 18, 2013
stapling felt

Olhausen Pool Table Move We disassembled this 8′ Olhausen a few weeks back and also crated the slates to prepare for the moving company to move the pool table along with the entire household. The moving company then left all of the pieces in the new Coto de Caza, California home for us to setup. […]

Slowing Things Down

0 Posted by Rory on October 14, 2013

Too Fast? This DLT billiard table in Laguna Niguel, California was playing a little off. The factory cushions were set about an 1/8 inch too low, causing the balls to come off the rail too quickly. This, paired with worsted cloth, made it frustrating for the  owner to play a decent game of eight ball. […]