Moving Your Pool Table: Why You Need Help

Share:

Moving Your Pool Table: Why You Need Help

Staff Writer · Nov 29, 2010

Pool table moving is one of the trickiest types of moving because pool tables are so large, heavy, bulky and otherwise delicate. It may seem like a good idea to save money and move the table yourself, but there are a number of reasons why you need to enlist help to move a pool table, even if you’re just moving it from one room to another, but especially if you’re moving it from one apartment to another.

Difficult (If Not Impossible) to Disassemble

If there’s one thing that pool tables are, it’s not easy-to-assemble. A pool table is largely one unified piece of wood, with perhaps only the pool table legs being removable with a screwdriver. However, the legs may not even be removable if the entire piece was soldered together in order to support that large, heavy tabletop. If you’re able to disassemble the pieces, you should make sure that you follow the directions carefully and do not lose any of the pieces. Even so, you’ll be left with one large, heavy piece (the tabletop), so you cannot move that piece by yourself.

Extremely Heavy

If you’re able to disassemble the pieces, your pool table moving may be easier because you can probably carry the legs by hand, but you won’t be able to move the heavy tabletop by yourself. You may be able to rent a large handtruck on which to place the tabletop, but you cannot safely lift the tabletop by yourself and put it on the handtruck. Likewise, you can’t safely unload the tabletop from the handtruck into another room or into a vehicle.

Difficult to Transport

If your pool table moving is simply from one room to another, you may experience less difficulty, but even getting the table through a doorway may prove impossible without at least one person at the other end of the table to help you turn the table to squeeze it through a doorway.

If you’re moving your table from one place to another, there’s the issue of transport. Most people don’t have vehicles large enough to hold the entire pool table or at least the tabletop. Rather than renting a moving truck, you may have been able to save more money in the long run simply to hire professionals to move it.

Easy to Damage

Pool table moving is made even more difficult because of a table’s propensity to become damaged during movement. Both the wood that makes up the table and the soft surface atop the table can become scuffed during movement. Scuffs on the surface can drastically impact your game, causing your balls to veer off direction. If you move a pool table alone, you’re increasing the likelihood that the table will become scuffed during movement.

If you decide to hire a professional to do your pool table moving, make sure that they’ve had experience in moving pool tables before. You may even want to think outside of the traditional moving avenue; call up pool table stores and ask how much their specialists charge to help you move a pool table.

You might also like:

On ApartmentRatings, real renters have the ability to rate and review their apartment communities based on their experience touring and or living in the communities. ApartmentRatings offers renters the ability to see what life is like at a community through a report card grade style format called epIQ. Every month we highlight apartment communities whose […]

Jessica Lee

 · Apr 3, 2024

Moving into a new apartment or rental property can be both exciting and stressful. From packing up your belongings to coordinating logistics, there’s a lot to manage. However, one aspect that is often overlooked is what to expect on move-in day regarding the condition of your new unit. Surprisingly, according to recent surveys, a significant […]

Jessica Lee

 · Mar 12, 2024

On ApartmentRatings, real renters have the ability to rate and review their apartment communities based on their experience touring and or living in the communities. ApartmentRatings offers renters the ability to see what life is like at a community through a report card grade style format called epIQ. Every month we highlight apartment communities whose […]

Jessica Lee

 · Feb 28, 2024