Billiards is a popular game all over the world. One problem with playing pool is the expense and the hassle of going to a bar where most of the tables are located. You can buy your own table if you play a lot. The initial investment may be a bit high, but, the money you will save over the years and the fun you will have in your own home will negate the expense. Setting up your pool table means heavy lifting and taking the time to level the table properly.
2 treated boards (2-by-4 inches, 8 feet long)
4 concrete blocks
4 hydraulic bottle jacks
4 foot level
2 foot level
Carry the fully assembled pool table on its side. Have three helpers assist you when carrying the heavy table.
Stand the pool table onto its legs. Remove the side and bottom panels of the pool table.
Place a concrete block under each corner of the trusses of the framework of the pool table. Place a hydraulic jack on top of each concrete block. Lay a board across the tops of the two jacks on one end of the table. Lay the other board across the tops of the two jacks at the other end of the table.
Lay the 4 foot level on top of the pool table. Adjust the level so that it runs down the center of the length of the table. Lay the 2 foot level across one end of the table. Observe the bubble meter on each level.
Lift each hydraulic jack as necessary to level the table. Then slide enough wooden shims between the truss system and the frame of the pool table to fill the gap at each corner. Release the jacks, and check the levels. Repeat as necessary to level the table. Remove the boards, jacks and blocks from under your table. Screw the bottom and side panels back to the pool table.
Wear work gloves when doing any type of heavy lifting.
Pool tables are extremely heavy. Always recruit as much help as possible when moving a pool table to protect yourself from injury and the expensive table from damage.