Pool Table in Double Garage

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  1. kals24-7

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    Anyone know what will be the best size of american pool table to fit in a double garage. I need it to fit and be able to play comfortably...

    I've been given the following dimentions for the garage.

    17'8” (5.39m) depth x 16'7” (5.06m) width

    cheers
     
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    My garage is almost exactly the same size and I was advised to have an 8ft table at the most - so I had a home cinema instead and I'm glad I did!

    Stu.
     
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    I'd say you'll need a minimum of 5ft (1.5m) clearance all round the table, so working on your dimensions, 5.39x5.06 would give a max table space of 2.39x2.06. American pool tables are available in several sizes but 8'x4' is typical. The size of this in metric is 2.4x1.2 (give or take) and may squeeze in.

    You can go bigger if you want, and lose room for cueing on one side - try searching on google for american pool tables and you'll find loads of room size guides....
     
  4. kals24-7

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    Thanks for the help guys. Just need to convince the missus now.. :)
     
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    hehe good luck:D

    I've managed to get my own dedicated snooker room - and the wife even bought me a 6'x3' slate bed snooker table for christmas a couple of years back. The room will (just) fit a 7'x3.5' table but that's for the future!!

    Let us know how you get on:thumbsup:
     
  6. kals24-7

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    Hi,

    Finally got my table, picked up a 7x4 slate bed english pool table off fleabay for £325.

    Its in very good condition and was a heavy beast to load and unload from the van... but it fits perfectly in my garage with more than enough room to play comfortably.

    I have one more question if anyone can help:

    the table came with a set of 2" balls. Could I get away with using the slighty bigger 2 1/4" pool balls on it? or will they be too big for the pockets and the ball return mechanism?

    Thanks
     

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