Dining Room Table conversion

AndyDandy75

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This is more of a D.I.Y. question but I could not find the diy section.

I have seen many products to add a top and convert a billiard table to a dining table, table tennis, poker table, etc. but none the other way around.

Many of us do not have the luxury of space for both a place to eat and a place to play.
Have any engineering players tried clamping some rails and pockets to their existing dining room table?
Any products out there?

Due to COVID-19, leagues are suspended and the kids are restless

Thanks
 

David in FL

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This is more of a D.I.Y. question but I could not find the diy section.

I have seen many products to add a top and convert a billiard table to a dining table, table tennis, poker table, etc. but none the other way around.

Many of us do not have the luxury of space for both a place to eat and a place to play.
Have any engineering players tried clamping some rails and pockets to their existing dining room table?
Any products out there?

Due to COVID-19, leagues are suspended and the kids are restless

Thanks
Well that’s one way to liven things up around the house. Take some power tools to your wife’s dining room table! 😱

😂
 

jimmyco

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IMO, if it could be made as a drop-in (no leveling), the weight of a one piece slate with rails would make it impractical.
 

mikemosconi

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Any woman with discerning taste in furniture will most probably not let a guy go EITHER way in terms of conversion from pool table to dining table or vice versa - I speak from experience!;);)
 

Ssonerai

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I resisted getting a pool table for years. Floors would not support it. Too much work on the old house to accommodate.
2 yrs ago, wife took matters into her own hands - bought 9' BBC at auction.
Says if i have to take out dining room & walls to open up LR for more space, we can just finish out life eating in restaurants.
Kitchen becomes breakfast nook and option to sit for ordering in.

There's a certain logic to her approach, but i think she snow-balled me.
I know there are brighter lights on this forum that could have advised.
In too deep, now. :(

smt
 

fastone371

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This is more of a D.I.Y. question but I could not find the diy section.

I have seen many products to add a top and convert a billiard table to a dining table, table tennis, poker table, etc. but none the other way around.

Many of us do not have the luxury of space for both a place to eat and a place to play.
Have any engineering players tried clamping some rails and pockets to their existing dining room table?
Any products out there?

Due to COVID-19, leagues are suspended and the kids are restless

Thanks

I think its because a multi piece slate top would require filling seems and leveling every time you added your pool top and even a 1 piece 7 foot 3/4" thick chunk of slate will be heavy and still need leveling with every use at minimum. I think the simple answer is that it would just not be practical nor simple, especially when you can simply add a table top to an existing pool table.
 
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