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Cost of recovering a table. - 10-18-2019, 10:49 AM

What would be a fair price be to have an 8' table recovered with Simonis 860, including the price of the cloth?


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10-18-2019, 02:50 PM

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What would be a fair price be to have an 8' table recovered with Simonis 860, including the price of the cloth?
I would like to know that myself. The two differences for me would be 9í and 760.
  
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10-18-2019, 02:56 PM

I'm no mechanic but I would say $500 for a straight recover including the cloth.


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10-18-2019, 03:22 PM

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I'm no mechanic but I would say $500 for a straight recover including the cloth.
^^^^sounds about right^^^^^ I have an oversized 8' and that's close to what I paid.
  
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10-18-2019, 07:46 PM

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What would be a fair price be to have an 8' table recovered with Simonis 860, including the price of the cloth?
Depends on what part of the country, hell can even depend on what part of the state. In Los Angeles you are looking at a minimum of $500, but probably closer to $600 for Simonis. Go about 70 miles away into parts of the Inland Empire and you will find people to do it for $400. I cannot verify this but I have heard of people in rural areas in the midwest having it done for $350.

Also something to keep in mind, The cost is less about the physical act of doing the job and more about the experience a competent technician brings with them to do the job RIGHT the first time!

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10-18-2019, 08:56 PM

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Depends on what part of the country, hell can even depend on what part of the state. In Los Angeles you are looking at a minimum of $500, but probably closer to $600 for Simonis. Go about 70 miles away into parts of the Inland Empire and you will find people to do it for $400. I cannot verify this but I have heard of people in rural areas in the midwest having it done for $350.

Also something to keep in mind, The cost is less about the physical act of doing the job and more about the experience a competent technician brings with them to do the job RIGHT the first time!

You got it right! It is definitely not about how cheap you can get it done. Much more about getting it done RIGHT. I don't haggle on my price, always busy and not into working for less

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10-18-2019, 09:19 PM

Yep, I concur! Itís skilled labor. I would not go for the lowest bid in this endeavor. Iím speaking from personal experience here.
  
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10-19-2019, 12:02 PM

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You got it right! It is definitely not about how cheap you can get it done. Much more about getting it done RIGHT. I don't haggle on my price, always busy and not into working for less

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I wholeheartedly agree!!! I had to have my bed recovered, rails were already done when I had them modified. I asked around to find out who was doing local tables, I got a few different answers from different places so I went and looked at how well their tables looked and held up. I was less than impressed with all of the examples, after searching for a couple of months I decided to get the how to DVD RKC produced and I did my table myself. Im back in the same boat again right now now that I wore my cloth out after 6-7 years of use but this time I will attempt to do the rails myself too. Time to order another DVD. I think the most important thing to do is go check out some of the tables that the mechanic you select has already done. Is the cloth loose? Stretch shadows? Cloth lifting up at corners or even duct taped down? Those would all be deal breakers for me.
  
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10-20-2019, 03:50 PM

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You got it right! It is definitely not about how cheap you can get it done. Much more about getting it done RIGHT. I don't haggle on my price, always busy and not into working for less

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Exactly Trent. One thing I have noticed over the years, it is usually very simple to tell a quality technician over just a person doing a job. When you talk to a quality tech they are always willing to talk about the work, its almost like they are talking about their own children because they have pride in their work. On the other hand, when you talk to someone who is just doing a job their answers are vague, monotone, just wanting to get the job and get your money. They don't care about the work they do so they never do quality work.
  
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I wholeheartedly agree!!! I had to have my bed recovered, rails were already done when I had them modified. I asked around to find out who was doing local tables, I got a few different answers from different places so I went and looked at how well their tables looked and held up. I was less than impressed with all of the examples, after searching for a couple of months I decided to get the how to DVD RKC produced and I did my table myself. Im back in the same boat again right now now that I wore my cloth out after 6-7 years of use but this time I will attempt to do the rails myself too. Time to order another DVD. I think the most important thing to do is go check out some of the tables that the mechanic you select has already done. Is the cloth loose? Stretch shadows? Cloth lifting up at corners or even duct taped down? Those would all be deal breakers for me.
I heard the shadows disappear in a week. However Iíve seen the nose of the cushions scalloped and that will not disappear
  
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I heard the shadows disappear in a week. However Iíve seen the nose of the cushions scalloped and that will not disappear
Stretch shadows should not be there, its from over/ uneven stretching. If you look very closely at the grain of the cloth you can see it.

Dimples are no fun either!

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10-20-2019, 06:31 PM

Whenever i need to pay someone else to perform a task that i canít do myself, the amount of money coming out of my pocket is not as important as whoís pocket itís going into...


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Bravo!!!!!!

What a fantastic way to explain that.

Its kinda like the craftsman who says "I would rather explain the price than apologize for the quality".
  
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Stretch shadows should not be there, its from over/ uneven stretching. If you look very closely at the grain of the cloth you can see it.

Dimples are no fun either!

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I just had a mechanic tell me itís almost impossible not to get stretch shadows but they go away.
This is a lame excuse for poor work.

Mechanics maintain machinery. Maybe that's why he doesn't know how to properly install cloth on a pool table.


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