The simple way to process this.
Normal outside dimensions of 7 footers are 4x8 and 9 footers outside dimensions are normally 5x10.
Add cue stick length X 2 each side.
I used to sell tables and it is my opinion it is best to always go with the largest size table your room came accommodate. That would include occasionally having to using a slightly shorter cue. This would especially be true if you enjoy playing One Pocket or travel to various pool tournaments. One Pocket and 9 ball are an entirely different games on smaller tables.
Hi Tom - no prob. My chart wasn't complete - for instance it didn't include the size 7-footer you mentioned. Here's the complete chart - I'd appreciate anybody pointing out any table sizes I've missed.HI Patrick, I hadn't realized to posted a graph with table dimensions. Guess I passed right by it, sorry.
So now that I see you decided to go 9' ProAm, seems you decided to go big table, occasional use of small stick (at the two ends). Since I'm struggling to find an 8' or 8'+ GC I may just have to do what you say above, "8 ft ProAm looks good!!" (my room is 17' 10" by 13' 11") Congrats on the new table. I may also go PRC.Back to the question. Small table big sticks. Big table small 52” on occasion.
My 9 Goldcrown has a bad corner where I kiss the wall. Also one long wall is borderline.
Next question... let’s say the room is 18x14. 8 ft ProAm looks good!!
Has been asked repeatedly. In a room 17 x 14.... would you get a 9ft table and use 52"cues on end rails or an 8ft table and always use 58"cues. My gut is a 9ft with 52's on the end rails. Thanks..
These numbers have been published ad nauseum here and there is no consistency to them IMHO. For example, on the 9' example using a 58" cue, there is a 1" drawback on the sides and a 3" drawback at the ends. Why is it not the same? Potential distance maybe? Not to mention that although 3" is doable, it's tight. Even more confusing are the 8' numbers. With 13' width you would have to jack up the cue because it's short (156" - 44"=112"/2=56"). Length is a wash (204"-88"=116"/2=58"). At the end of the day one has to be comfortable with the playing field as it is. For recreational players who want to get better but don't compete, the occasional use of a short cue isn't usually an issue. Guys who compete generally have different standards. To each his own. As someone here once said, "pool must be played".....The below specs are from a Brunswick Catalog from the early 1920’s.
It states that the space is calculated so as to allow sufficient space for
the free action of the cue, not less than 4 ft. 6 in should be allowed
between the outer edge of the cushion rail and any wall, mantel, angle
or piece of furniture. However, pool cues made back at that time were
57” long instead of 58”. So I suppose another inch has to be be added.