How to Disassemble a Brunswick-Balke-Collender

Oct 17, 2012

We recently serviced an antique billiard table for our client in Chino Hills, CA. This pro-eight-foot Brunswick-Balke-Collender circa the 1930s will need to be disassembled because our client is going to strip the black paint from the table cabinet and legs himself. He recently retired and decided to take on this project to try and restore his antique Brunswick to its original state. After dismantling the antique BBC we moved the slates, rails, and frame out to his garage where he’ll be doing the pool table refurbishing. The pool table cabinet and legs appear to be made of solid quarter sawn oak which when stripped will look beautiful with a nice medium oak stain. We’ll further add to this pool table restoration project by refelting and replacing the leather nets and pocket fringe.