This pool table slate was damaged due to disassembly inexperience. This 3/4″ piece of slate had slate screw holes that were covered with putty and the person who disassembled the pool table years ago tried to remove the slate from the table with out removing the (hidden) screws. The slate cracked. We were able to reassemble this pool table after it had been sitting for years in a garage. We repaired the slate and now the table plays level and true.