pool tables

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    amira16posted 8 years ago

    i just brought a pool table and found out the top is not slate but made with MDF. Is this any good and if so can i change the color of the top. Also can i assemble it myself or do i need to get it done professionally? it sems like a good table and it appears sturdy. Also what the heck is MDF and how does it affect the game of pool?

    1. Rishy Rich profile image80
      Rishy Richposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm...I really dont know smile ..Since nobody was answering to your question, I felt,  a response from me would make you feel better hmm

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    MDF is medium density fiberboard it needs to be kept dry so it won't buckle. The pool table prob has a covering of thin felt like material. I'm not sure why you would want to recover or whatever unless it has nicks and tears in it.

    As to the game itself the MDF is smooth with no knotting in it so unlike some fiberboards it will provide a good smooth roll for the table.

    You might want to check into recovering a pool table and see how hard this is or maybe someone here knows. That one is beyond me.

  3. Mikel G Roberts profile image74
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Re-covering the pool table is merely changing the felt...There are lots of professionals in that line of work, and many colors of felt. The phone book may be a good resource....if they still have those...

  4. I am DB Cooper profile image63
    I am DB Cooperposted 8 years ago

    You can re-felt the top of your pool table if you don't like the color, but I wouldn't recommend this for a non-slate table, just because the re-felting will probably end up costing you close to the cost of the table. Re-felting by a professional usually costs between $200 and $400.

    I know a lot of people keep pool tables in their basement, and that's going to be a problem if you have dampness problems. I don't care what the manufacturers claim, non-slate surfaces will warp over time. If you're going to spend the money to re-felt a non-slate table, I'd recommend just spending a little extra ($500-$1,000) and getting a nice used slate pool table. If you can sell your current pool table for $100-$200 you can probably come out close to even money and have a much better pool table.


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