design of the entire piece to last and is applied correctly, should be left to a professional. Any painted accents or hand-painted detail work comes next after the stain and sealant have cured, which can take anywhere from a few days to a week. In most cases, the four rails on top of the table are completely replaced, because the wood can become damaged beyond what refurbishing can do. This can be analyzed during the initial inspection process.
The original handrails may be salvaged, but once removed, odds are they will need at least a detailed re-sanding and re-staining to restore them to a better condition and to match the rest of the wood and detail work. It’s very important for the handrails to be structurally sound because they are the foundation for new replacement cushions. Cushions need to be replaced which, due to regular use, become damaged and need replacement. The rubber material protecting the cushions may have become brittle or cracked from regular use. It may also be necessary to completely replace the pockets, along with the original interior pocket materials (netting or plastic). The slate top is inspected to make sure its level and in good working condition or replaced if needed. The slate top is what gives your pool table the smooth level playing surface. Once the slate has been checked, the cloth is custom measured, stretched and secured into place. The final choice of cloth colors makes customizing even more personal and is indeed the crowning touch to your newly refurbished pool table.