A neighbour and a friend of mine called recently with a simple request. Could I take a look at his pool table base.
They bought an antique pool table on Ebay and really the only thing wrong with it was the base. It had been thrown together with cheap materials, painted countless times, left outside, warped and rotten so I wasnt about to suggest a repair. It would have taken longer than a rebuild.
True to form, I offered to make a new one... Where I was going to find the time, I had no idea, but I was committed now so here goes.
He bought the wood from my favorite hardwood dealer #valencialumber (www.valencialumber.com) and delivered it the next day.
Here's what happened next....