Becoming the go-to Austin pool table moving company has been hard work and Sir has put in countless hours perfecting the craft. Most movers treat moving a pool table like moving anything else and this is definitely not the case. Moving a pool table takes finesse and it is definitely an art form. This FAQ explores just a snippet of our operations manual that guides our pool table moving process.
The large majority of pool tables we move require disassembly and reassembly when moving them. Often times some movers will want to move the piano in whole to save time but this is a bad mistake. Because the pool table will have to pass through doorway, down stairs and through a number of other obsitcles during the move it’s usually best to disassemble the parts of the pool table that can be disassembled.
Whenever taking apart a pool table you want to make sure that everything is labeled properly. Nothing is more frustrating then getting to the unload with your table and not knowing where something is. The other thing that is really important is having the right tool for the job. There is a bunch of equipment that can aide in the process of moving a piano and it’s best to have the right tool for the job.
After you’ve loosened all the screws for the side pockets and removed them then the next step is to decide what to do with the felt. The best thing to do is remove it and re add it at the unload but there are extenuating circumstances where this is not always the case. If your plan is to completely replace the felt on the pool table then it’s a simple process, just remove the felt entirely. However if you’re wanting to re apply the felt then the only way to take it off is to remove the staples from the pool table itself.
Whenever moving a pool table it is of utmost importance that you measure out all exits and entries. If the table is being moved out of a house then more than likely you’ll just want to retrace the steps of delivery. The tricky part comes in when you’re moving the pool table to a new location. Measure, measure, measure, then move, this is the Sir Austin way of moving pool tables. Measuring out the entire route the pool table will be traveling will help you to visualize the move. We like to call it role playing and we teach our movers to role play out the entire move first.