a custom pool table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 09-10-2012 12:48 AM 4299 views 28 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we finished this pool table recently and drove it to virginia to set it up for the client … it was a long way to go, but it was good pay, a fun project, and the ride was a nice break … it was, i believe, our 15th custom pool table … i made (adapted/remodeled) the first couple back in the late 80’s for myself by repairing and updating old tables that i bought from the want ads and sold after. later, in the 90’s, we started to make them for custom clients from scratch. a pool table is a challenging project, particularly fabricating and felting the rails, but with some time, careful planning, and heavy lifting,, not beyond the reach of a careful dedicated woodworker. there are two blog post on my dorset custom furniture blog as well as a link to a fine woodworking article from 1989 that we still use as a guide. you may have to be a member there to access the finewoodworking link, but it’s a good article, and the admission to their website is reasonable. something like $14.00 for the year … it’s a great resource on many woodworking topics. here are links to my blog posts …

link 1 ... getting started.. lots of parts …

and link 2, felting the rails and set up and installation

there are also a couple of older posts here for a 'post and beam' pool table that we built a few years back using hand hewn barn beams ... enjoy …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 09-10-2012 01:50 AM

Another awesome project Dan! Well done.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 09-10-2012 02:30 AM

great job thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 02:40 AM

VERY cool!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 03:16 AM

Awsome table.I love this game.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 05:39 AM

Dan you truly are in a league of your own! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your work.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#6 posted 09-10-2012 12:10 PM


-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 09-10-2012 01:33 PM

Nice table!

One pic shows tan felt and another shows green being put on. Which one is the final color?

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#8 posted 09-10-2012 04:16 PM

I bow to ….. No, I kneel to you. That is fantastic!!

-- Who we are is nothing compared to who we choose to become. If we don’t make choices to become something greater than we are, we have made a choice to become something less. ~Me

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#9 posted 09-10-2012 04:30 PM

That is something to be proud of. Very nice!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 09-10-2012 06:08 PM

beautiful work, was just thinking about starting a plan for one over this past week… (for future build).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 09-10-2012 10:25 PM

Wow, just wow. Really nice looking pool table, great job.

-- Ben from IL

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#12 posted 09-11-2012 02:04 AM

Another fine piece of work!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#13 posted 09-11-2012 05:17 AM

I love it…......

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#14 posted 09-11-2012 05:51 PM

A true work of art! What did you use for the bed and how did you level it. Is the bed adjustable for level, if needed?

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#15 posted 09-11-2012 11:29 PM

wow, that is impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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