Refelting a Pool Table
See the entire process of refelting a pool table from Start to Finish
Before Refelting my Pool Table
After Refelting (with Speed Cloth)
How hard is the process of refelting a pool table?
Not as hard as you might think… especially if you have even the most basic carpentry skills. Just follow along as we lead you through the step-by-step process, and you’ll be on your way!
This site contains instructions and plenty of pictures that will assist you in refelting a pool table properly.
- What you’ll need
- Removing parts – how to
- Replacing the cushions on your pool table
- Cutting the new felt properly
- Preparing and recovering the pool table rails
- Preparing, leveling, and recovering the slate
- Pocket Repair
- Cutting the Felt/Cloth
- Recovering piece by piece
- Refelting the Pool Table Top
- Reattaching the rails
- Installing new pocket liners
I was also rather intimidated by the idea of refelting my own pool table because I certainly didn’t want to mess it up. After seeing it done first-hand, I can assure you that refelting a pool table isn’t nearly as difficult as you might think. Especially if you’re only refelting the bed of the pool table. (The cushions are the most time consuming part of the process, but they aren’t that difficult either).
Check out the pictures, read the captions, relax, don’t rush, and pay attention to detail as you go. You’ll end up with a beautiful pool table that you can be proud of and you can save lots of money.
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Note: The pictures near the top of this page are of my pool table as it looked before it was recovered. I got this pool table with the house when I bought in 2004. The house and table are both from 1974. (Check out the carpet – ugh!). So this table was just over 30 years old when I moved in! It is still in great condition though, and it seemed to make sense at the time to refelt this table as opposed to buying a new one. Not to mention trying to re-home this one.