Pool table - Woodworking Project by WestCoast Arts
WestCoast Arts
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Pool table

4 1/2′ × 9′ table
2" slate
I modelled the pockets after Snooker pockets but I made them to the specs for 2 1/4" billiard balls

-- Angellos

Nicely turned legs. Beautiful.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Imposing table but it stands out really well.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Gorgeous. That’s quite a project. How did you deal with the playing surface? Usually they’re slate, I think.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Beautiful Table- sure would be nice to have more pictures. Hint!!

Thanks, the table has a 2" slate.
I was given a 4 piece slate system from a 6′ × 12′ table that had a fractured corner (this was what inspired the project). I kept the mating edges stock and cut down the perimeter. For the pockets a did several cuts and gently chiseled them off. I did the final shaping with a grinder (diamond cup wheel and water), files and sand paper.
It may look imposing but (like most projects) the table components are actually quite simple but it did involve a bit of math.

I did have to make the pocket irons as my rails are a bit wider than stock pool tables. I can’t begin to tell you how handy it is to have a few metal working tools in your shop!
I tried to sub out the leather work but but I couldn’t find anyone so I had to do that bit too. I had a net company do the pocket netting.

The finish is Danish oil and wax.

-- Angellos

Mike, I’ll get some pictures up soon but check out my FB page “Glaros Studios” if you want to see some more stuff. I have my metal sculptures, railings etc up there as well which are pretty interesting as well.
I did a really cool collaborative piece (railing) which made it on to the cover of Best Homes magazine last Spring but I only did the metal work so I won’t post it here.

-- Angellos

Beautiful! Great Craftsmenship! Congratulations on your editor choice award for table.

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Wow this is a fantastic pool table what a chore to take on.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker