This eight foot American Heritage pool table started out as a move to storage from Santa Ana, CA to Orange, CA. Our client was moving to a new house but her husband wanted to knock down a wall and expand the room to accommodate his pool table. In the process of disassembling the pool table in Santa Ana, I checked the cushions for rebound and sure enough they were all “dead”. Yet another American Heritage pool table with bad cushion rubber, this one had made it eight years. Although they may have been “dead” years earlier, the owners just didn’t know enough about pool tables to realize what the “thud” noise they were hearing was actually a “dead” rail.
That’s ok though, our client’s new house in Orange wouldn’t be ready for about a month. This gave us time to replace the bad cushion rubber. I carefully removed all the staples from the rail felt and was able to pry off the old, rock hard rubber. In order to make our cushion rubber fit properly I needed to use an electric planer to cut off the hump of wood that the manufacturer (American Heritage) uses to align their cushion rubber as it’s being installed in the factory. Last week we were notified that the construction had been completed. We brought the newly re-cushioned rails back to the Orange, CA house and started on the re-installation of the eight foot slate pool table.