Down here, in the USSA, many bars have 7' tables, and they are generally
called Bar Boxes. Where I live, most bars have 8' tables. In my
lifetime, I don't recall ever seeing a table larger than 9'.
and even usurped the name "Billiards" to refer to the game of "9Ball"?
There is some confusion down here regarding Billiards. Billiards refers
to all cue sports. There is pocket billiards, known as pool, and carom
billiards. Both pocket billiards and non-pocket billiards fall under
billiards. Many think only pocketless billiards is billiards. The term
has been abused and confused the world over. In the USSA, 9 ball is
always considered pool. Some people don't think it is billiards, usually
by those who never heard of 3Cushion or other carom sports.
> appear until small bars tried to permit some sporting by getting
sub-standard sized tables
> with coin machines incorporated. The 4'X8' tables were reserved for
"Bang Ball" aka
>Rotation", "Spots&Stripes", "9Ball" and "Golf". Snooker and Pocket
Billiards were concidered
>"The only proper pool games". I only ever played true Billiards (no
pockets in the table) once.
3C is no more a billiards sport than any other cue sport. As far as
Cuemanship, all cue sports require true cuemanship to excel. Generally
though, only 3C players get snobby about it:-)
I would need binoculars to see the end of a 14' table. I started out
on 9' tables and still enjoy them, but my eyes prefer 7'.
I've done some internet searching, but all that showed me was 4 legs, one
in each corner. Massive looking things, too. I guess that's the popular
I've got an idea on how to build the legs quickly, inexpensively, and
relatively easily. I might run in to some problems mortising for the
braces, but that's simply lack of experience.
When the table eventually fails or gets replaced, I'll keep the legs and
put some other table on top!
This is playing great! Wait... Who replaced my saw horses with cinder
I guess you didn't look at the two links I listed above. One uses a
simple box style leg that only looks massive, and the other is a
cabriole leg, not massive. Both links are for building your own table,
and have ample pictures of how they do the legs.
If you go to my web page, under Billiards, you will find links to about
40 sites for pool tables, and about every one has pictures of tables
with both massive looking, and non-massive looking legs.
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"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in message
1x1's would be sufficient to hold it up! Have you seen the drawer units
under water beds? 1/2" and 3/4" sticks are used.
Larger legs afford you the opportunity to properly brace the legs so that
there is absolutely no to very little detectable movement, especially when
you hop up on the table to take a shot or set your girl friend up there to
take a different kind of shot. ;~) With out proper rigidity the table
moves when you bump it and the balls relocate.
On 28 Oct 2009 23:37:37 GMT, Puckdropper
I have an old 40's ish Gandy table. the legs are 3/4" partical board
with veneer on them. they have a block in the top and the bottom of 2"
mahagany. 2 sides are longer to form an "L" that wraps around the
corner of the frame. this "L" is bolted to the frame on those 2 sides.
This is a comercial table that spent the first 40 years of its life in
a pool room. It is still rock solid after all these years believe it
or not! this table has a 3 piece slate top 1" thick. I would guess the
wieght to be around 800 LBS fully assembled. strength is not so much
the issue as lateral support is. you dont want the table moving
laterally. [as the pedulum swings and all that!]
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