If you’re planning on moving or storing a pool table, there are a few things you need to know to do it safely. Pool tables are large and heavy, so they need to be handled with care. In addition, because they’re made of wood, they can be damaged if not stored properly. With a little planning and some help from friends or professionals, you can move and store your pool table with no problems. Here’s what you need to know.

Disassemble the pool table into parts

Moving and storing a pool table safely can be daunting, as it is made up of several parts which must each be handled with care. To move or store a pool table safely, one must first disassemble it into its parts. 

It includes unscrewing the legs, taking apart the slate sections, removing pockets and rails, and separating any additional parts. Each of these parts—and their hardware—must then be carefully wrapped and transported. 

When done correctly, reassembling a pool table is straightforward, so careful attention during disassembly guarantees quick reassembly at the destination!

Wrap each part in furniture pads or blankets to prevent damage during transport

Moving and storing a pool table can seem like a complicated process, but if it’s done correctly, the entire job can be a lot easier. One of the best ways to prevent damage during transport is to wrap each part in furniture pads or blankets. 

This protective layer will cushion any bumps or impacts on the road and is necessary for keeping the table intact and in good condition. If you’re looking for extra protection, wrapping each part with bubble wrap is an effective way to ensure that even minor shocks won’t damage the pool table. 

Taking these steps will significantly reduce your chances of any trouble during transit and ensure your pool table arrives at its destination safe and sound.

Load the pool table onto a dolly or hand truck for easy movement

Moving a pool table is no small feat, but thankfully with the right tools, you can do it easily. To move safely and efficiently, you need to attach a dolly or hand truck, otherwise known as a platform truck, to the base of your pool table. 

You can then carefully slide and navigate your table from one space to another. It helps prevent damages such as scratches or dings on your pool table and also prevents sore backs from attempting to carry the heavy load through hallways and doorways. 

 You must use the straps properly when loading the pool table onto the dolly or hand truck for extra safety and security during transport. With these tips in mind, you will soon have your precious pool table relocated in no time!

Transport the pool table to its new location and set it up according to the manufacturer’s instructions

Transporting a pool table without the proper care and expertise can easily result in costly damage, which is why it’s essential to be well-informed about the procedure. Moving a pool table should always begin with taking off the legs, felt, and bumpers before putting them into separate boxes for protection. 

After you have completed this step, it’s time to move the remaining pieces of the table to its new location. Once you arrive, your next step is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when reassembling and setting up your beloved pool table! 

If done right, it will guarantee the optimum performance of your table and avoid any unnecessary replacement costs.

Cover the pool table with a tarp or other protective cover when not in use to keep it clean and dry

When not in use, it is important to cover your pool table with a tarp or other protective cover. It is a common misconception that because pool tables are meant for indoor use,  they are impervious to the elements. 

However, if exposed to dust, dirt, and humidity for a long enough period, pool tables can begin to deteriorate. Taking the extra step to keep your table covered when not in use ensures that you will enjoy the same beautiful game of pool every time you set it up and play. 

Pick up a tarp that is big enough to protect the entire surface of your table as these types of covers come in various sizes. Securing it properly also helps keep its integrity, so it doesn’t flap around while protecting your precious piece of furniture.

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