Newport Beach Billiard Install

Here’s a recent Olhausen Billiard table we re-installed for our Newport Beach, CA client. The client has an eight-foot-three-piece slate table set up in their two-car garage. Most garage floors are pretty unlevel but this one was really bad. It took over three .25-inch shims under each of the legs nearest the garage door. I usually always do a pre-level before we put the slates on top of the cabinet. Once we’ve center leveled the cabinet, we lay each piece of slate and secure them to the cabinet with 2-3 inch slate screws. At this point, I’ll put my level on the slate bed to isolate which of the end slates is the highest. Once I’ve determined which is highest I loosen the slate screws and insert flat shims in between the slate and pool table cabinet. I move my level into three different positions making sure the bubble reads level across the entire width of the first slate. Now I repeat this process on the remaining two pieces of slate and voila you’ve got a perfectly flat and level three-piece slate pool table. Next, I’ll seal the two slate seams and fill any slate screw holes that are within the playing surface with melted bees wax. With a very sharp four-inch scraper blade I’ll remove all excess wax from seams and holes leaving your slate ready with some new or existing pool table felt.