Antique Refelt and New Pockets

Oct 2, 2013

Pacific Billiard Co. Antique Pool Table

This old billiard table lost its game years ago but now is ready to play once again. We were called out to Santa Ana, California for this pro 8′ Pacific Billiard table. We replaced the old dilapidated cushions with new K55 profile rubber and recovered the entire table with a new taupe-colored cloth. We installed the new leather baskets rebuilt onto the old #5 pocket irons bringing this 80-year-old table back to life.

Antique pool tables are different than most modern ones and take special tools and expertise to work on. Standard K66 cushion rubber or typical #6 iron replacement pockets won’t work. The rails are bolted in from the side and are narrower than modern ones. This makes refelting the rails much more difficult due to the lack of space underneath. Leveling the monster 2-inch slate and very old pieces can take a very long time. But, it’s a labor of love and an amazing process; one we take ultimate pride in.