A pool table is designed to bring you hours of enjoyment. However, if it is not properly protected, the felt and even the slate are subject to damage. Falling objects like a knocked-over lamp pose a serious and costly risk to your table. Building a simple, wooden pool table cover provides protection from this type of damage. It is also a moderately simple project to build at home.
Measure the pool table length and width. Most pool tables are 8 feet long and 4 feet wide.
Cut a plywood sheet to the length and width you measured. Use a tape measure and ruler to mark the board and a table saw to make the cuts.
Dry fit the plywood to the table carefully to make sure it fits.
Cut 2-by-4 boards to the length and width you measured in step one. This is for the trim around the edge of the wood pool table cover. Use a table saw to cut these boards.
Attach the boards to the edges of the pool table cover using a wood adhesive like liquid nails. Perform this step away from the table, with the plywood resting on the floor or a large bench.
Attach a brass handle to the middle of each side on top of the 2-by-4 boards using 1-inch wood screws and a power driver. This is to assist you in lifting the cover off of the pool table.
- Tape measure
- Plywood sheet
- 4 wood boards, 2-by-4
- 8 wood screws, 1-inch
- 4 brass handles
- Table saw
- Power driver
Protective glasses and gloves are recommended for use when operating a table saw.