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MDSPHOTO

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Our dining room slash billiards room, still waiting on window treatments.
 

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maxeypad2007

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Fair warning, this will be a long post:

Well here we go, my second entry into this thread. First was 7-8 years ago when I put a classic 1960's AMF Grand Prix 9' in my then basement. Have long since sold the house (divorce will do that :)...) and have been living in an apartment for some time now. With my AMF in storage I had no plans for setting up another table anytime soon.

I just moved into a new apartment in December, with 4 units in what was an old house, with a very large basement. Nothing down there but the boilers/hot water heaters, some storage, and a lot of dirty, dingy empty space. So I took one look and immediately thought, "I can fit a pool table down here". With a property management company based out of state that never visits the property, why not!

I knew I'd be out the cost of moving the table, a case of beer to some friends for the help, and likely new cloth already. With those expenses in mind, my budget was exactly $0 for the actual table. Found a 1960's Fischer 7' listed on Facebook in the area that someone simply wanted gone. Many had inquired, but nobody was interested in taking it apart and lugging it out of their basement. Cue said friends and said case of beer. Had to disassemble the frame into two parts, which was an absolute pain in the a** (Fischer apparently didn't believe in bolts or threaded inserts of any kind, and instead opted to construct their tables with about 8 million wood screws and some plates). We also had to lug the one piece slate up the steps which I'd rather not do again.

When I got the cloth off the rails, they were stamped "Crown 90", which appears to be the model. The slate was stamped with an "F" and "1963" as well. Several of the rails had bad rubber and I needed to replace that first. Then put on new cloth, Proform 505 in Tournament Blue. Would have liked Simonis, but wanted to keep the budget low, and the weave is similar with good reviews. I had never done the rails/cloth on this style of table (Rails were like a coin op, and slate had no backing to staple like a bar table, so had to use the glue down method.). Dug out my old Simonis Rail & Bed Cloth DVD's from RKC and Jay and gave it a go. Not too upset with the way it turned out.

Now it's a dingy, dirty basement with an old Fischer pool table that's got a little more life left to it...















And can't complain at all about the factory pocket size:



Thanks for looking/reading if you made it this far, just happy to have a table of my own again!
this is a very cool table. i've never seen one in person before. In france once I saw something kinda like this
 

fastone371

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I built this house in 1985. That is when we put a new Brunswick 8' table in. The basement has been a work in progress forever. We have enough variety for all the grandkids to play. I'm really liking my pool table more and more as I age gracefully!!
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Thats a gorgeous basement!!!! Well done and very nicely equipped.
 

Dead Money

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I built this house in 1985. That is when we put a new Brunswick 8' table in. The basement has been a work in progress forever. We have enough variety for all the grandkids to play. I'm really liking my pool table more and more as I age gracefully!!
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Wow. This is a great set up. Some of everything. A nice older pinball machine might be a fun addition too.
 

blacktop37

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Wow. This is a great set up. Some of everything. A nice older pinball machine might be a fun addition too.
Everyday I think about that but here's my problem. I'm so anal I would probably have to work on the thing everyday and I know it would drive me crazy. I know I wouldn't be able to afford a new one it's so an old one would have many issues. Boy as a kid in the sixties and seventies all my money went into pinball machines.

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I built this house in 1985. That is when we put a new Brunswick 8' table in. The basement has been a work in progress forever. We have enough variety for all the grandkids to play. I'm really liking my pool table more and more as I age gracefully!!
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This is my dream pool room. I love everything about it. Great set up!
 

Hoogaar

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The Lodgepole Burl model by Aspen Rustic (I had to look that up). It doesn't look like a particularly "comfortable" table on which to play.
Yeah...that's a pretty cool looking piece of furniture, but not sure how comfortable that would be to play on, especially stretching out for a shot.
 
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