With all of the pocket prep done, its time to start placing the felt. As Allen unfolds it, he is very careful about not letting the felt fall into the pockets where the fresh cement is.
All smooth, and pretty.
Starting at one end, and making sure the felt is nice and square with the table, start stapling in the center, and work your way to the sides.
Manipulate the felt as necessary to keep it straight as you continue stapling.
With one end totally secured, go to the other end, and pull it TIGHT. Start at the center, and work your way to either side.
You can see that Allen is pulling pretty hard as he works his way to the end.
Now to the sides….once again, start at the center of the pool table, and work your way to either side. The first side that you do, doesn’t need to be pulled very tight. Just enough to keep it straight as you staple.