Looks Can Be Deceiving; Is Your Table a One Piece Slate?

Here is a recent pool table moving experience I’ll not soon forget. Rossmoor, CA was the location of a Golden West pool table move we were contracted to perform. That’s a pretty routine thing for us, being Orange County’s #1 pool table mover. Under normal circumstances I would have brought our company trailer for moves of this sort. But unfortunately, another team member had commissioned the trailer for a different move that day. When I arrived at the home to start the pool table disassemble, I took a closer look at the table and realized it was a one piece slate. Uh oh, I thought to myself. Is this widowmaker gonna fit inside the van?

With a half an inch to spare, Anthony and I managed to muscle the 450 pound slate vertically into the the van. Here are the particulars about this unique, 37 year old Golden West pool table. It had original RC leather pockets that had outlived their 30 year life expectancy. The table also had the original cushion rubber that seemed to be on it’s way out. My client has decided to refelt their newly acquired treasure with Burgundy cloth and we’ll be also be replacing the entire set of rubber cushions, along with a new set of black leather pockets with fringe.

2 thoughts on “Looks Can Be Deceiving; Is Your Table a One Piece Slate?”

  1. I have that exact table. I re-cushioned it and of course felted it about 8 years ago. It also as 3 table top leafs and benches it still has the original leather pockets. Would you happen to know it’s worth?

    • Hi Andy, I believe that pool table from my blog was a Golden West circa 1970’s. The fact that its a one piece slate makes this pool table more risky and expensive to hire a pro pool table mover. The style is now very trendy so this may help your efforts in selling your used pool table. I’d say you should list it at $1000 but be mindful of the fact that having it moved properly is going to cost a pretty penny, especially if stairs are involved with the move.
      Best regards, PTK.

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