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Yearly Archives: 2014

Antique Monarch Into Pieces

0 Posted by Pool Table King on April 18, 2014

Brunswick Balke Collender Moves Out This antique 9′ billiard table from 1875 was recently disassembled as the Corona del Mar, California residence is prepared for sale. The nearly 140 year old table will be sent to auction in Los Angeles. Antique pool table rails are different than modern ones. They bolt through the side into […]

Contemporary Seven Foot Pool Table

0 Posted by Rory on April 12, 2014

7′ Del Sol is a Perfect Fit Sometimes sizing down works better than squeezing it in. This Ladera Ranch, CA family placed a custom Connelly Del Sol in their former formal dining room. This is a common solution here in SoCal. With updated kitchens allowing for more seating and plenty of dining al fresco, many […]

Earthquake Damages Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on April 7, 2014

Legs Can’t Handle the Shake On March 28, an earthquake rumbled through Southern California. The 5.1 tremor caused a fair bit of damage to a handful of homes near the epicenter. In nearby Brea, California, one pool table took a big jump. This 30 year old, one piece slate Delta billiard table moved about 4 […]

American Heritage Setup

0 Posted by Rory on April 4, 2014

Pool Table Out of Storage This 8′ pool table was stored locally in a storage unit for a few years while the owners searched for a new home. They finally found the right home and contacted us to bring it out of storage and set it up in their Orange, California home. This American Heritage […]

Stickley Inspired Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on March 30, 2014

Arts and Crafts Style Billiard Table Here are a few photos of a solid maple, Stickley inspired custom pool table in Laguna Hills, California. This 8′ three piece slate billiard table had the timeless craftsman style owner was looking for. It is not only beautiful, but has incredibly strong construction. Simple, leather bucket pockets peek […]

Custom Aluminum Tiered Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on March 26, 2014

Custom Contemporary Billiard Table Check out this American Made contemporary pool table we just delivered and installed in Huntington Beach, California. This family was looking for a unique, modern pool table for their costal home. They chose an aluminum covered wood base (perfect for salty air exposure) and deeply stained oak top rails provide contrast. […]

Gameroom Remodel

0 Posted by Rory on March 22, 2014
all done

New Floors, New Cloth, New Pockets, and More A couple months back, we broke down this Olhausen Cavalier pool table so the homeowners could lay down new hardwood floors. We left the pool table in pieces stored in the nearby garage until needed again. We returned to the Orange Park Acres, California home to reassemble […]

Donating Your Pool Table

0 Posted by Rory on March 19, 2014
all done

Long Beach Boys and Girls Club Pool Table Donation A nice family in Long Beach, California had gotten about 15 wonderful years of play out of their Olhausen pool table. However, they found they weren’t using it as much and made the decision to donate it to their local Boys and Girls Club. We moved the […]

Cochise with Drawer Goes to L.A.

0 Posted by Pool Table King on March 15, 2014
all done

Access to this Los Angeles gameroom wasn’t the easiest, but we got it in safely. Because the three 1.25 inch slates on this 9′ Connelly Cochise weigh about 300 pounds each, the trek to the back of the house was a bit of a struggle. The two-toned solid wood frame with drawer weighs about 250 […]

Pool Table with Dining Top and Ping Pong

0 Posted by Rory on March 12, 2014

Dining Top and Ping Pong Top We just delivered this gorgeous Connelly Coronado to a home in Huntingon Beach, California. The worsted spruce tournament cloth looks awesome with the rich Mill Creek stain on maple. The carved legs add a special touch of style to the pool table. A couple of add-on features make this […]

Make Room for Baby

0 Posted by Rory on March 7, 2014

Moving Pool Table for Baby Shower They say in never rains in Southern California, so our Huntington Beach client planned a baby shower to be held out on her back patio. But, the weatherman called for some rain. A lot of rain. She made the call and we were able to squeeze in the first […]

Alicante Disassemble

0 Posted by Pool Table King on March 4, 2014

Pool Table Breakdown Sometimes all you need is a little disassemble to get you on your way. This Huntington Beach, California resident needed us to dismantle his 7 year old Fischer Alicante. It was still in the same place we set it up when it was new, but now it needed to be dismantled to […]

Beachy Blue Pool Table

0 Posted by Rory on February 28, 2014

Whitewashed Pool Table – Beach Look This Artisan Billiard table was recently setup in a Huntington Beach, California home. The homeowners choose a easy on the eyes cadet blue color for their new felt. We also installed new (special-order) white wash pockets to match the pool table better than the old brown pockets. A pool […]

Camel to Mahogany Refelt

0 Posted by Pool Table King on February 24, 2014

Lighter to Darker Pool Table Felt Color This Ladera Ranch, California family had grown tired of their camel colored billiard cloth. They called us out to give it a facelift with brand new mahogany colored cloth. Some reflelts are done in conjunction with moving or setup services. Others, like this one, are not. There was […]

NFL Broncos Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on February 22, 2014

Denver Broncos Pool Table Felt This unmarked import pool table was partially assembled when we arrived at this Mission Viejo, California home. The owner had pre-ordered the Bronco cloth for his pool table so that we could install it during the setup process. This cloth, although very cool looking, is rather tedious to install. The […]

One Piece Slate Gets Crated

0 Posted by Pool Table King on February 18, 2014

Cooper Table Moves to Oregon We recently disassembled this 40 year old pool table in Lomita, California. The homeowner purchased it in 1972 and there it stayed until we arrived. Original cloth, cushions and, of course, its one piece slate were waiting for us to break down and move into the storage PODS unit on […]

Ailing Antique Gets Replaced

0 Posted by Rory on February 15, 2014
Antique 4 piece slate

Out With the Old, In With the New(er) A few weeks back, we started some work on an ailing antique Brunswick. We started shoring up the legs and prepping for new cloth and cushions. But as we worked our way around the old billiard table, more problems emerged. Since the pool table was inherited as […]

Olhausen Setup and Refelt

0 Posted by Pool Table King on February 14, 2014

Keeping Things Simple We were called upon to uncrate, setup and refelt this 8′ Olhausen. The owners had it disassembled and crated in La Cañada. The moving company brought the pieces (along with the rest of the household) to the new home in Laguna Beach, California. After removing the slates from their crates, we assembled […]

This Little Piggy Likes Billiards

0 Posted by Rory on February 10, 2014

Outdoor Pool Table Putting a pool table outside under a covered patio is not an unusual thing here in Southern California. A pig shadowing the install, however, is a different kind of feeling. This Placentia, California home has a brand new C.L. Bailey Addison for their backyard hangout space. Kooter the pig was a perfect […]

Hunting for a Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on February 7, 2014

Archery, Antlers and Billiards Surrounded by bows, arrows and antlers, this 8′ post leg style pool table takes center stage in a not-so-typical Orange County game room. The wide masculine stance of the legs and straight lines are the perfect match for this modern lodge. The Fountain Valley, California homeowners created this unique fun play […]

Beach Table Moves Up Stairs

0 Posted by Pool Table King on February 4, 2014

Beach Billiards Table Moves Upstairs Here is a fairly typical setup of a Beach Manufacturing billiards table. This eight footer moved from Orange, California to neighboring Villa Park. We were able to reuse the camel colored felt and the pool table looks just as great in the new house as it did in the old. We […]

Golf Themed Pool Table

0 Posted by Rory on February 1, 2014

A Different Kind of Green in the Gameroom Surrounded by antique golf clubs and a bronze golfer, this Pro Line Billiards table in San Juan Capistrano, California is definitely at home. The homeowner brought the six rails into our repair center to begin the process for new cushion rubber. He also brought in his pockets […]

Garage Gameroom for Coors Fan

0 Posted by Pool Table King on January 30, 2014

Garage Turns Gameroom This Buena Park, California garage just got a brand new 8′ Addison pool table. It is the perfect, no frills hangout spot for this family. The standard green cloth keeps it classic and the Coors Light billiard lamp is the perfect accessory for this low key fun room. The American-made Addison features […]

Shades of Gray

0 Posted by Pool Table King on January 28, 2014

Making a Statement without Bold Color This Laguna Beach, California Olhausen pool table was disassembled for new flooring. We returned a couple of weeks later to re-install the billiard table back into its original location. There is very little color in the room, but it looks great. A new flooring move is a perfect time […]

Packing Your Pool Table for a Move

1 Posted by Pool Table King on January 23, 2014

Pool Table Slates Crated for Long Distance Move Moving your pool table locally is a bit different than moving it long distance. When moving a household, moving companies require your billiard table to be not only disassembled, but the slates also crated. The crates protect the heavy yet fragile pieces of stone. We recently disassembled […]

Ailing Antique Billiard Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on January 21, 2014

Four Piece Slate Antique Pool Table We were called out to this Villa Park, California home for a re-felt and re-level, but it turned into an unfinished project. The billiard table had been left behind by the previous homeowners, but it needs a lot of work. When we removed the rails from this unknown manufacturer, […]

Capitol Hill Custom Pool Table

0 Posted by Rory on January 17, 2014

Pool Table Moves from D.C. to Cali This custom built pool table was recently moved here from Washington, D.C. We were called on to set it up and refelt it so that it was ready to play in the family’s new Ladera Ranch, California Home. We first leveled the frame and slates in the table […]

Black Pockets and Black Felt

0 Posted by Pool Table King on January 15, 2014

This World of Leisure in Mission Viejo, California was just updated with brand new new black cloth and black fringed pockets. Under the new felt, new cushions give the 30 year old pool table some new bounce. Recushioning, refelting and installing new pockets on an aging billiard table is less expensive than buying a new […]

Six Foot Pool Table

0 Posted by Pool Table King on January 10, 2014

Just finished up this little 6′ pool table in Newport Beach, California. There was no name plate, but our best guess is that it was a custom build by Regal Manufacturing. The 35 year old rubber and pocket liners were completely rotted out. We replaced them with new ones and swapped the old salmon mauve […]

Moving Pool Table for Wood Floors

0 Posted by Rory on January 5, 2014

Moving Your Pool Table for New Flooring Whether you are getting new carpet, new tile or new wood floors, your existing pool table needs to be moved from the room. It may seem like a quick and easy thing to do, but as we’ve seen in the past, major damage can be done to a […]