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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 the driveway. We built a custom crate to protect the stone on its journey North.
When moving long distances with your pool table your pool table slate should be crated. It should also be crated when placing in a storage pod that will be moved on a truck. Billiard slate is heavy stone, but it can crack if moved improperly or jostled without proper support. Your slate is an important piece of the pool table puzzle. Broken slate can be hard to repair and expensive to replace. Slate patterns vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. There is no universal slate that will fit every table, so you must take care of the stone just as much as you would take care of the wood and leather parts.