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Pool Table Buying Guide: An Introduction

Pool Table Buying Guide: An Introduction 0

Prior to investing in a pool table - entry level or high end - make sure to familiarize yourself with some of the basic aspects of what makes a table valuable for your unique requirements.

Top Ten Hidden Features of a Legacy Billiard Table 0

Is there a difference between one Pool table brand and the next?  You betcha!  While some manufacturers might share some of the features we are proud of here at Legacy, no one shares all of them.
 

Here are our Top 10 Features that set Legacy Billiards above the rest:

1.   The Perfect Corner™
 
2.   Solid Hardwood Construction
 
3.   Old World Joinery Techniques
 
4.   Fortress Power Rail™
 
5.   Exact Shot Cushions™
 
6.   Solid Sculpted Hardwood Legs
 
7.   Durable Leather Pockets; Riveted Nets
 
8.   Hand Inlaid Sites
 
9.   Diamond Honed, Precision Cut Slate
 
10. Lifetime Warranty

Regulation Size Billiard Tables: What is Regulation? 1

Many people ask: "What is a Regulation size billiard table?" Simply put, "Regulation" refers to the geometry of the play field, (cusion nose to cushion nose,) being exactly twice and long as it is wide. The length of a "Regulation Standard 8ft" table should be 88 inches long and 44 inches wide. A 9ft Regulation table play field measures 100 inches long and 50 inches wide.
 
Any size table can be considered as "Regulation" if the table is length and width ratio is consistant with these measurements.
 
The most common sized regulation tables are as follows:
 
Bar Size 7ft - (Playfield: 39" X 78") commonly called (Bar Size) as this is common to most coin-operated tables played in pubs and bars.
 
Standard 8ft - (Playfield: 44" X 88")  This is the most common size sold in the USA for homes and private residences.
 
Tournament 9ft - (Playfield: 50" X 100") This is the full size the game of Billiards was invented on. It is still used in professional tournaments today.

The Perfect Corner 0

When you're looking to purchase a Pool Table, it's a big investment.  We understand that.  That's why we understand the importance of building a Table that is structurally sound to stand the test of time and provide decades of enjoyment.
 
Part of our promise to you is the use of quality hardwood materials.  One of the areas of the table that takes the most strain are the corners.  To build a stronger, sturdier and better made table, our patented Perfect Corner gives the additional strength needed to maintain the structural integrity of the table.
 
Metal Plates, MDF and Laminate are what most manufacturers use in the construction of their corners.  It's an easy way to cut some corners- that's an intentional pun- in the manufacturing process.  We decided to go the other route and make sure our tables hold up to the standards we've set.
 
In the long run, cutting corners on the manufacturing process to keep purchase pricing low is actually going to cost the consumer money.  Would you rather buy a new table every 5 years or every 55 years?
 
That's the question you need to answer when you're looking at an investment such as a quality, well made table; a Legacy you can proudly share with the next generation- Yes, that pun was intentional too.