DIY Outdoor Pool Table

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Monday, December 5, 2016

How to Build an Outdoor Pool Table Easy Guide to Follow

Maybe you just built or bought a new house, now it is time to decorate the backyard, learn how to build an outdoor pool table here. Of course, this is not limited for those who just bought a new house.

You can also make your own pool table in your existing backyard whenever you want. This will prove very useful whenever you want something new and different. Imagine playing pool under the moonlight with your friends, it is amazing and exciting. Now, this requires a little bit of craftsmanship and a lot of tools and materials, so you need to spare some money for the funds.

How to Build an Outdoor Pool Table

Step by step how to build an outdoor pool table

In order to make your own DIY outdoor pool table, here are some tools and materials that you need to have first;
  • Wood plastic composite lumber; recycled one is preferable
  • Saws; circular saw, jigsaw and miter saw
  • Wood glue
  • Router
  • Clamps
  • Staple gun
  • Slate backing
  • Fiber cloth for the exterior table
  • Vulcanized rubber
  • Power drill
  • Hammer
  • Wrench
After you have gathered all the tools and materials, here is the how to make a backyard pool table guide:
  1. Get the cue stick and measure it; it should be about 57 inches, and you need to add another 8 inches. This is important in order to accommodate comfortable angle for stroking. Then you need to find some sand, gravel, dirt or grass for the base. This is due to some pool table requiring solid foundation. Especially if you made one from wood plastic composite material.
  2. Now is the time for you to choose the slate, it is preferable to find one with pre drilled hole. But if you can’t find one, you can manually drill some holes on your own. Remember, the slate must be 4 inches shorter and 2 inches shorter in width than the base. You should follow this measurement exactly the same. Cut the base board, and when you are done, put it on top of the base. Now it is time to bolt it and glue it together with the base.
  3. Make sure the slat slab is on the center of the table, glue it and line it to the end of the table. This is your rail, so you need to drill it to the slate. After you are done drilling, firm it and make sure that it is on the right angle.
  4. Cover the top with water resistant cloth, you need to pull it very tight and staple it across the table. Cut the cloth around the pockets and use vulcanized rubber to glue it alongside the rail. After those are done, it is time to screw it done to the edges of the table.
  5. The last step put weatherproof netting and leg levelers to level the table. You can also use weather resistant clothing as the cover when the pool table is not in use.
And that is how to build an outdoor pool table guide with easy to find materials and tools.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Build Outdoor Pool Table Step by Step Guide for Everyone

It is not easy to find tutorial to build outdoor pool table. For one, not all people are a fan of pool and there is a lack of space available. But the most important factor is that people think that it is not a job that can be done manually. That is wrong, as building your own outdoor pool table is not that difficult. You only need to be precise about any measurements and dimensions.

If you are interested in making one and you do not want to spend a lot of money, then you are at the right place. We will give you the step by step guide on how to make one your own.

Build Outdoor Pool Table

Guide on how to build outdoor pool table

Of course, it is important for you to gather all the important materials and tools before you start to build your own outdoor pool table. Here are the materials and tools needed; note that these are the basic one. You can add more materials if you wish to get some decorations and stuffs. Here are the tools;
  • various kinds of saw
  • router and staple gun
  • wrench and power drill
  • hammer
  • clamps
  • wood glue
And, the materials are as follow;
  • exterior table cloths; it is preferable to get something that has good water resistant ability
  • pocket nets
  • vulcanized rubber
  • slate backing
  • Wood plastic lumber; if you can find recycled one, it is better to use that.
We are going to make the table from scratch, and here is how to build an outdoor pool table guide:
  1. First, measure the cue stick, the official measurement is 57 inches, for the table, we add 8 inches more from all angle.
  2. Secure the foundation for the base. If the base is not firm and strong enough, the balance of the wood plastic composite table is going to be worsened over time. Gather some dirt, gravel or sand as the foundation.
  3. Get the slate for the table; you can buy a slate that is already having the pockets drilled. But if you get a base one without pockets, you can drill the pockets yourself, it is not that difficult to do. The slate must be four inches smaller and two inches shorter in width compared to the table.
  4. Lay it flat on top of the table and get the legs, connect the legs to the table and bolts them in. You can also attach a baseboard; this will make the table more balanced.
  5. Center and glue the slab on the table.
  6. Get another wood plastic composite and put it on top of the table, drills where the holes are, then trim the board.
  7. Cover the trimmed board with the water resistant cloth and trim the excess cloth.
  8. At the rail, use the vulcanized rubber to glue all of them together.
  9. Attach the netting, and it is done.
After you are done with the step by step guide to build outdoor pool table, you could also add cover using the water resistant cloth as well.