If you wish to have your own pool table at home, it would help to know the different sizes that pool tables come in so you’ll know which one will fit your space perfectly.
A full size pool table usually found in homes is the 8-foot table. It has a playing surface of ninety-two inches by forty-six inches or 233.68 centimeters by 116.84 centimeters.
Other Pool Table Sizes
The 7-foot pool table is actually the 1st popular size for pool or billiards tables. This size has become uncommon but for playing areas that are too small for an 8-foot table, you can customize your table into a 7-foot table.
Your playing surface for this table size is approximately seventy-six inches by thirty-eight inches or 193.04 centimeters by 96.52 centimeters. On the other hand, you can also opt to go all-out and install a tournament-sized pool table.
The standard size for a tournament pool table is a 9-foot table. It has an approximate playing surface of one hundred inches by fifty inches or 254 centimeters by 127 centimeters.
A pool table is also known as pocket billiards table and this is because the table has pockets where players shoot the balls. Generally, there are 6 pockets on a pool table; four on each corner which is called corner pockets and one each side which is called side pockets.
These pockets usually have rims made from either plastic materials or leather and there are bags underneath to catch the balls. The bags can also be made from either plastic or leather materials.
Do-It-Yourself or Ready-Made Pool Tables
If you are into carpentry, you can easily make your own pool table according to the dimensions of your choice. You will need hardwood cut into specific sizes for the length and the width of the table.
You will also need wooden blocks to support the corners of the table and then, you can simply purchase ready-made legs for the table so you won’t have a hard time using a wood lathe.
On the other hand, you can also simply purchase a ready-made pool table. Usually, ready-made pool tables come in two sizes: the standard home table size and the tournament-sized pool table.
The only downside to this is that if you don’t have enough space to accommodate any of the two tables, you may have to resort to making your own pool table based on your available space.