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Aug. 6th, 2006 09:16 am billiards table update

In this entry, I mentioned that I had purchased a used pool table. Yesterday morning, they arrived to install it. Sadly, it didn't fit through the doorway into the basement, so we had to go with plan B - the "dining" room.

The problem with plan B (you knew there had to be one right?) is that the room isn't quite large enough for use with full size cues. The table is mostly playable, but some shots just can't be made. So, yesterday evening [after about a two hours nap and 4 racks of straight pool], I went off in search of shorter cues. I ended up purchaing a 40" Mizerak cue from The Sports Authority and a 48" two-piece Excalibur cue from Dick's Sporting Goods. I should be good to go now.

Here are some pictures of the table.

View from the table head

View of the table body

Manufacturer's nameplate

Ram's Head feet

Leather drop pockets with decorative tassels


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