As you can guess from our name, we at Carolina Pool Tables Plus know everything there is to know about pool tables and how they are made. Our team wants to help you get the best possible pool-playing experience, and that starts with choosing a high-quality table. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how the pool table construction process works to help you determine whether a table that you’re looking at is worth the asking price.
- Playing Surface- The best playing surface for a pool table is natural slate, so pool table construction generally begins with preparing the stone. The slate for our pool tables at Carolina Pool Tables Plus is prepared at the quarry, where it is cut from the slab in very thin sheets using computer-controlled, diamond-blade saws. Once the slate arrives at the manufacturer, wooden edge liners are applied around the perimeter and holes for the pockets are cut.
- Table- As the slate is being prepared, the manufacturer works on cutting and assembling all the pieces for the table itself. This includes the body frame, the legs, and the upper and lower rails. Poplar is traditionally the wood of choice for the structural components of pool table construction due to its hardness and superior self-healing properties, while the more decorative outer surfaces are often made of oak, maple, or mahogany.
- Assembly- Once the separate components are all ready, the last step in pool table construction is to put everything together. During this step, it is critical to ensure that everything is perfectly level to provide an even playing surface, so the level is checked at multiple points throughout. At Carolina Pool Tables Plus, we offer only the best pool tables from top manufacturers, so you can rest assured that your new table will be perfectly even and fair.