Last week my crew and I were in Yorba Linda, CA to finish up the second leg of this new flooring move. My client was having the carpeting replaced in the upstairs game room. We showed up the morning of the carpet install to disassemble this seven foot “Artisan Billiards” three piece slate pool table. Luckily one of the upstairs bedrooms had a large balcony which we used to store the pool table while the carpet installers did their thing.
Unfortunately for my client, the rails on his four year old pool table were all “dead”. The manufacturer, “Artisan Billiards”, was no longer in business. Which meant he was on the hook for the costly repairs. It’s a shame because in my opinion, the former Placentia, CA manufacturer built one of the sturdiest pool tables around. Artisan’s Achilles’ heel was their inferior cushion rubber. We have re-cushioned dozens and dozens of “dead” cushions over the years. Fortunately we were able to reuse the rail cloth, which turned out to be “Gorina” worsted wool billiard cloth, not sure why Canadian Green was used, I guess my client wasn’t very picky when he was selecting a cloth color for his pool table purchase.