Moving a pool table

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Jul 7, 2020 10:47 PM

Anyone ever moved a pool table from one house to another? Reading that you should never ever try it in one piece....saying it’s 3 hours to disassemble and reassemble...yuck


gut Senior Member
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Tue, Jul 7, 2020 10:56 PM

Either that or find yourself 20 oompa loompas.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Jul 7, 2020 11:04 PM
posted by gut

Either that or find yourself 20 oompa loompas.

Local wrestling team works for $10 and hour per kid. 5-6 of them could get it done but they say simply to not move in one piece. I do not want to take it apart but don’t want to ass it up either.


33,369 posts 116 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jul 7, 2020 11:59 PM

If you want it to arrive safely at the new place, and then function post move I suggest getting a comapany that does this. I've had to move twice with our pool table and just find a local company specialixing in Pool Table moving and setting up.

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 12:18 AM
posted by Ironman92

Local wrestling team works for $10 and hour per kid. 5-6 of them could get it done


So instead of 6 kids for 1 hour, pay 2 kids for 3 hours to take it apart and re-assemble?

That's why they pay me the big bucks!

33,369 posts 116 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 8, 2020 12:35 AM

The slates cannot travel assembled. That is a huge risk to cracking one and needing an entirely new table. They have to be flat, on the ground of the moving truck. You can try and prop them up perpendicular to the ground, but if they happen to fall -- adios pool table. Im also not sure how much I would trust high schoolers to put it together level. But that depends on how much you care, sometimes slightly unlevel is a nice homefield advantage!

Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 7:57 AM

I paid a company out of dayton to move a 100 year old table once.  After watching them do it, its not a job for the average person.


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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 8:24 AM

We have had one in our day ended up just a catch all magnet after a while nobody played with it for years. They  are not designed to be moved in one piece. You will need to take it apart legs, felt, rails and slate ..The slate  should be standing on edge just like you would move a  piece of glass. make sure you strap it off and brace it. If you have to lay it flat make sure its entirely flat  it will break if not.. .If your moving it across your room just put carpet sliders on the legs and with  a couple people  slide across the room. Have fun

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 8:47 AM
posted by Spock

I paid a company out of dayton to move a 100 year old table once.  After watching them do it, its not a job for the average person.


What it cost?


Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 8:48 AM
posted by Laley23

If you want it to arrive safely at the new place, and then function post move I suggest getting a comapany that does this. I've had to move twice with our pool table and just find a local company specialixing in Pool Table moving and setting up.

What it cost to move table?


Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 8:50 AM

Ok....how about new ones? Do they arrive completely disassembled? Part of price for set up fee?

33,369 posts 116 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 8, 2020 9:31 AM
posted by Ironman92

What it cost to move table?


Well, it was only the disassemble fee, then the movers did the rest (which was built into actually moving the rest of the house). But the disassemble fee was around $150. 

Then it was $275 to reassemble at our new place, with a new company. If your moving local, and same company can do it all, you can probably get it done cheaper. We had to pay 3 different people for all 3 portions of the move.


33,369 posts 116 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 8, 2020 9:33 AM
posted by Ironman92

Ok....how about new ones? Do they arrive completely disassembled? Part of price for set up fee?

Yeah, but typically whoever you buy it from will assemble it for you. It’s about a half days job (1-2 hours) to disassemble and then (3-4 to assemble. 


Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 11:08 AM
posted by Laley23

Well, it was only the disassemble fee, then the movers did the rest (which was built into actually moving the rest of the house). But the disassemble fee was around $150. 

Then it was $275 to reassemble at our new place, with a new company. If your moving local, and same company can do it all, you can probably get it done cheaper. We had to pay 3 different people for all 3 portions of the move.


Was guessing $400-$600


Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 11:57 AM

I have a 100 year old 2 piece slate 8'6" Brunswick.....still has the original pockets (yea its worth alot)


It cost me $320 to move it from one basement to another.  I was shocked....it was way cheaper then I thought after watching how specialized it was to do.  Especially the waxing of the slate seam and the leveling.  Not something the average person can do.


The guys tried to buy it from me before setting it back up because they knew it was worth alot.  THey offered me $1500.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 12:00 PM

What's it actually worth?

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 12:15 PM
posted by Spock

I have a 100 year old 2 piece slate 8'6" Brunswick.....still has the original pockets (yea its worth alot)


It cost me $320 to move it from one basement to another.  I was shocked....it was way cheaper then I thought after watching how specialized it was to do.  Especially the waxing of the slate seam and the leveling.  Not something the average person can do.


The guys tried to buy it from me before setting it back up because they knew it was worth alot.  THey offered me $1500.

Got a pic of your table?


Spock Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 12:36 PM
posted by justincredible

What's it actually worth?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174334624684


THis is not my table but its the same one.  

Zunardo Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 8, 2020 3:11 PM

My wife bought me an older used 8-foot table when we were still DINK's.  15 years later, it was collecting dust in the basement, and we decided to get rid of it.   The school maintenance man where my wife worked said he was interested and that he'd move it himself.  He'd never done it before, but he came over with his son, and it took them 3 hours to figure it out and take it apart.  I carried the slate out to their truck in 3 sections, carefully.  Wow, those were heavy.  I was glad I didn't have to deal with it, I wouldn't have a clue about assembling or taking one apart.  I think we agreed to $100 on the sale, a good deal for both of us.

33,369 posts 116 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 8, 2020 4:42 PM

I made an offhand comment at our old house how the only thing missing was a pool table. 2 weeks later, local company is knocking on door to install. Father-in-law nought is a $12,000 table. It’s the nicest thing I own, 10-fold lol.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 139 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jul 8, 2020 5:16 PM
posted by Zunardo

My wife bought me an older used 8-foot table when we were still DINK's.  15 years later, it was collecting dust in the basement, and we decided to get rid of it.   The school maintenance man where my wife worked said he was interested and that he'd move it himself.  He'd never done it before, but he came over with his son, and it took them 3 hours to figure it out and take it apart.  I carried the slate out to their truck in 3 sections, carefully.  Wow, those were heavy.  I was glad I didn't have to deal with it, I wouldn't have a clue about assembling or taking one apart.  I think we agreed to $100 on the sale, a good deal for both of us.

Yeah...a teacher at our school messaged me about taking hers for free but gotta get it out and everything. I’m going to look at it this weekend


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