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post #1 of 49 Old 03-04-2007, 11:05 AM - Thread Starter
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I am finishing a room and it will be 13foot 1 by 16foot whatever because the length will be open ended, I will be fine for a 7 foot table but I was curious if anyone had any experience would it be possible to get an 8 foot table?

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I got mine from american heirloom - ahpooltables.com. Give them a call. They can help with room dimensions etc. After doing a great deal of research they offered the best value. Very well made piece of furniture.


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I will check into them hopefully i will be able to figure something out.
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I have been looking into this also. I have a room that will be 17' to one corner (25' total) and am looking to get an 8' table, but not yet sure (nothing worse than hitting a wall on during your stroke). With roughly16' you could get an 8 footer but you will have to get some shorter cues or you will be hitting the walls. Here is a great size chart that my help you with your decision.

http://www.hotshotscanada.com/cat252_1.htm


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Many say it will be fine others say no it wont, 13 ft 1 width would give me 4 and a half feet on each side, and they say you want to have 5 ft but usually when you shoot from the side the cue is angled up giving you more room, I know I am perfect for a 7' foot table but I really want an 8 foot table just wish I could test it before I buy I mean I could buy a 54 or 56 in cues. I just know how frustrating hitting the walls could be.
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You could even go down to a 48" cue for when you are hitting strait on at the sides, this way you will have plenty of space. Smallest recommended width with an 8' table and 48" cue is 11'8, leaving you plenty of room, you could probably even be comfortable with a 52" cue.

Call a local table dealer and get some info from them. Maybe they have set up 8 footers in rooms similar to yours.

Also, another great way to test it out is to put tall box at the same position as where your table would be while standing at the sides and try out your stroke to see if you hit anything. Move it around the room to get a feel of how the table would be at all shooting angles. I did this at my old place to see if a table would even be worth getting. It wasn't.

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Just built a new home and have a combo pool/ht room. My room is 12' x 31'. Obviously length wasn't a problem but I was concerned about the width.

I went ahead and got the 8' standard table. WIth a straight-on shot from a side rail, where the cue ball is within 1/3 table width, I have to use a 42 or 48" cue. Other than that, not problems. In my mind, its a small sacrifice to have the bigger table. Plus, my local retailer only carried the 8' in stock so the 7 would have been a special order with lots of extra costs.

FWIW...I went with a Connelly table...very happy with it so far.
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Well I went to my dads today and he has a room size almost identical to mine, he has a 7 foot table and ofcourse the 58 inch cue he had fit fine. So I thought I would measure if it were an 8 foot table the cue was close to the wall if the ball was right on the rail, I know usually you will be lifting the cue when its like that so I did and it still kinda hit. I tried a 56" cue and had no troubles so I am not sure what I want to do, The length of the room I will have is 16' 7 but one side is open ended, I am still not sure what I want to do.
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My room is 13' 2" for the width of the table, I use full length cues (58"? can't remember off the top of my head) and have a 52" for when you are anywhere closer than 4" or so to the side rail with a straight across shot. I advise you to get the 8' table, its really not bad. Just get one "shortie" cue and you'll be fine. 7' tables in my opinion are just a waste. Most bars are 8' around here so its nice to keep shooting on the same size table.
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Thank you for your advice, do you know where you can get a 56" cue or 54" So you guys think I should go with 8' I think I may do that because I really want one
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You can probably pick up the shorter cues whever you decide to get your table. It is pretty common for table dealers to carry the gear to go with the table.


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Does anyone have pictures of their Pool Rooms? Would love to see them.
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Does anyone have pictures of their Pool Rooms? Would love to see them.

I've got pictures of my room that will be a pool room in the future. It is currently under construction.

Links to the pics are in my sig.


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Anyone else have pics of their rooms.
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Anyone else have pics of their rooms.

here's what I got:




I have 2 tv's down there. but its not my HT. Actually I dont even have an HT, just a 50" Sony wega and 5.1 surround sound in my living room.

It does the trick

I'll add some more pics later
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Thanks, I like that room the bar is pretty sweet.
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Mine has been added to the home theater website below.


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buckrogers71 your area looks great!!
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Thanks Brad and Chuck. Its a lot of fun down there. The only thing that I would really love to do is put a nice size tv down by the wood stove and some surround sound.
Maybe in time.
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Go with a nice 1080P LCD and Dish Network you wont be dissapointed.
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Hey Seafighter what size pool table is that.
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just got my azz handed to me from one of my friends as i have a LCD 50" in the LR, a 20" in the bedroom, a 32" in the basement (in place of that 27" CRT) and the 20"CRT in the bar area. Geez!
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LOL, Did you buy the bar or have it built?
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i built the bar.
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Thats one thing I need to learn to do because I want a bar like that its not too big and not too small, do you have any pics of the inner side of it?
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We have space for a bar, but no water hookups or anything. Not sure I want to setup a bar without those.
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We have space for a bar, but no water hookups or anything. Not sure I want to setup a bar without those.

I dont have anything like that, i make due. I am kinda lucky though, my kitchen is right up the stairs from the basement.
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I would like to have hookups for a sink but I would make due if I couldnt get one.
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I went with an 8' I purchased it, it an Olhausen. I cant wait. I bought a 52in cue for insurance.
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58" is standard for cues these days. You can ususally buy shorter ones at table dealers. Brunswick billiards (maker of tables) has a nice dimension chart on their site. Pics of my room will be up shortly, but I'm not moved in yet, and have ordered a larger table (4.5 x 9) for my room. I made the dimensions to meet the minimum recommended size for such a table (I think it was like 14' 10" x 17' 10", or something like that.

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