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Storing a Pool or Billiards Table? Follow These Tips!

Once your pool or billiards table is completely disassembled, it is ready to begin being moved. Check with your manufacturers requirements for each individual table. But, typically, this process includes wrapping up the larger pieces in their own moving blankets. Individually wrapping each slate, rail, leg and frame, while also keeping each piece organized and secured with packing tape.

It’s important to be very cautious when placing the slate on the moving truck, too. Use an appliance dolly to help get it up the loading ramp, and if there is more than one slate they can be stacked once on board. Then, once you arrive, following the tips below will help ensure a rewarding storage experience.

How to Store a Pool Table

You should consider renting a climate controlled self storage unit for your pool table, as the constant temperature will ensure the wood will not warp or buckle. Contact any of our Atlanta area storage facilities for more questions on that. From there, following the steps below will help you store a pool table properly.

1. Place plastic sheeting on the floor of your storage unit:

Lay the slate on top of it, covering each individual piece with more plastic adhered with packing tape before stacking the next piece on top (if there was more than one piece of slate).

2. Keep the other elements of the pool table wrapped in the moving blankets and set them on top of the slate:

The frame, legs, pockets, felt and other pieces of your pool or billiards table should be kept folded neatly in a sealed plastic bag to protect it from damage.

3. Keep the bags of screws, nuts and bolts with the table parts so you’ll have everything ready to go for reassembly:

If you need to store a pool table or other larger items, consider Storage World for all your household storage needs. We offer a variety of storage unit sizes perfect for all your sports equipment storage large or small, throughout the ATL.

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