mardi 11 novembre 2014

Facts On Pool Table Refelting Denver

By Christa Jarvis

For the last hundreds of years, there have been many forms of the game of pool. Irrespective of the significant changes on materials that comprise various aspects of the game, the felt cover has been the most consistent element. Unfortunately, the felt cover does not have long a lifespan as the pool table. This is what leads to the need to do regular replacement. When considering pool table refelting Denver residents should know the basics.

There are various materials needed for the procedure to be done successfully. Some of these include a staple gun, hammer, rag, felt, socket wrench and cleanser. The procedure starts with removal of the staples which surround the pockets at the underside part of the table. Next, the nails that secure the rails on the underside will need to be gotten rid of. Three bolts should be removed for every rail.

After all the bolts have been removed, the rails will need to be taken off. This will be followed by detaching of the pocket liners. The staples that attach the felt to rail cushions will have to be pulled out. Felt covering the cushions will then need to be removed, after which it gets removed from the table top. At this stage, one has to determine if the felt gets glued or stapled, or both. The staples that are hold the felt are removed using a staple puller. Removal of the glued felt is supposed to be done very gently.

It will be then time to prepare the slate for re-felting. Pool table wax is used for filling in all holes and cracks. After letting the wax harden for one minute, the excess gets scrapped off using a putty knife. A gentle cleanser is then used for cleaning the surface of the slate. Before getting covered with the felt, the surface has to be left to dry completely.

The felt pieces that are being used will need to be measured. This will ensure that they are cut in accordance to the dimensions of the table. Edges of the felt are aligned flush with the table edges. As a matter of fact, the measurements should be very accurately done so that it fits well to the table.

The process of stapling the fabric to the table is an important one. It starts at the center of a short edge and then proceeds to the corners. During all this, one should beware not to get the pockets covered. During placement of the staples, one will need to move in increments of two inches or so. As this is done, the fabric is pulled taut. The procedure is repeated for all sides.

There is trimming of any excess fabric from around the pockets. Roughly three inches of the fabric is left round the inner pocket edges. There is pushing of the fabric into the pocket such that all the pocket sides are lined.

The felt is used to line the rails. In order to know the size of the felt pieces to be used, the rail design should be observed. The rails are then reattached to the table. Replacement of the pockets and liners is the last process.

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