7. Now, to finish recovering the pool table cushion, flip it over, pull the felt tight, and staple it in place. You’ll want to start from the center of the pool table cushion, and work your way to one end, and then the other. If you happen to notice that the edge (where the pool balls contact) comes out a little wavy, don’t worry, given a little time, the felt will relax a bit, and they will straighten out. Try to keep it to a minimum though by using equal pressure when stretching the felt well, and stapling it in place.