Either you own an in-door pool table or outdoor pool table, it is important that you know how to organize your garage properly so your pool table is well stored, safely, away from weather harm or physical damage.
How to Organize Garage for Pool Table
- Ensure your pool table is regulation size and has at least 48-58 inches of clear space around it
This ensures that whoever decides to play pool in your space will be able to line up a clean, fair shot.
- A wall storage can help you keep things off of the floor.
- Avoid storing your pool table next to a snow blower. It can get too cold, and affect your pool table.
- Remember, the standard size for a pool table is 7 feet wide. 8 or larger pool table size might be harder to fit in your garage depending on how large it is.
- During winter, get a space heater to heat your garage al through the winter months.
- Get a late pool table since they offer the highest quality for garage installation
Besides, if you plan to practice trick shots for eventual entry into a professional pool player’s hall of fame then you will need to get used to slate surfaces.
Slate pool tables are typically the most durable of all, and won’t get completely ruined when one of your friend’s spills beer all over the table.
- Make sure your floor can withstand the weight of a large group of humans and pool table weight too. You’ll want to reinforce the floor if this is being put on the upper floor of a garage if it cannot withstand the weight.
Material to Declutter Your Garage
- Slatwall Panels
- Tools Racks
- Garage Storage Racks
How to Store a Pool Table
It is crucial to learn how to properly store pool tables.
Here are some pool storage tips to try:
Check the manual:
It is important to check, read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Since various brands of pool tables may have unique steps for dissembling, moving, and storing.
Take Away the Pockets
Remove the table pockets by taking out the staples or screws holding them in. This helps make disassembling easy!
Disengage the Rails
This is the next step to follow.
You should disengage the table rails by sliding them out.
Then place the rails onto moving blankets for safe keeping.
Take out the Felt
This is easy.
To do this, gently pull out the staples holding the felt in place.
Fold the felt up and put it onto a bag to keep it free from damage.
Lift out the slate
The slate can weigh up to 800 pounds so you will need an extra set of hands for this task.
You can remove the slate by using a power drill to get rid of all bolts and screws and then lift the slate up with the help of the other person.
Wrap Each Piece for Safe Keeping
Now that your billiards and pool have been completely disassembled, it is time to begin moving it.
Carefully wrap up the larger pieces in their own moving blankets. Individually wrapping each slate, leg, rail, and frame, while also keeping each piece organized and secured with packaging tape.
Carefully Load The Table onto The Truck
It’s important to be very cautious when placing the slate on the moving truck, too.
Use an appliance dolly to help get it up the loading ramp, and if there is more than one slate they can be stacked once on board.
Essential Pool Table Storage Tips
From there, following the steps below will help you store a pool table properly. Read these tips for storing a pool table below!
Place Plastic Sheeting on The Floor of Your Storage Unit:
You can lay the slate on top of the sheets.
So, if there is more than one piece of slate, you can cover each individual piece with more plastic adhered with packing tape before stacking the next piece on top.
Keep the Pool Table Wrapped in The Moving Blankets:
The legs, pockets, frame, and other pieces of your billiards or pool table needs to be wrapped in the moving blanket.
The felt should be kept folded neatly in a sealed plastic bag o=to protect it from damage.
Hold onto the Nuts, Screws and Bolts:
This step is important as missing a few nuts or bolts could affect your re-installation of the pool table.
Keep the bags of screws, nuts, and bolts with the table parts so you’ll have everything ready to go for reassembly.
Use a Climate Controlled Storage Unit
We recommend renting a climate-controlled self-storage unit for your pool table, as the consistent temperature will ensure the wood will not buckle or warp.