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Old 02-10-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about finishing a large unfinished basement area and putting a pool table in it. The only catch -- and you can probably see it coming -- is the darned posts. It looks like there's a post about every 8 feet running down the middle of the basement.

So here's the question for y'all who play pool: what do you think about the idea of having the table next to a post?

We're supposed to close Monday. If we do, then I'll see about some photos and some measured drawings.

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Wouldn't do it, its a PITA, short stick.

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I'm not thinking about moving the post.

Short sticks don't help -- the room is plenty big enough, but there would be a post next to or very near the table.
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I'm not thinking about moving the post.

Short sticks don't help -- the room is plenty big enough, but there would be a post next to or very near the table.

What I meant by "wouldn't do it" was I wouldn't get a pool table, the post will be a PITA and you will have to use a short stick, anything less that 5' clearance around the table will result in the need for a short stick.

Been there done that wouldn't do it again.

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That's kind of what I was thinking.

I wonder what else I could put down there. I'm kind of thinking of bumper pool, which has smaller tables and shorter sticks, so I could get the clearances. I used to play bumper pool in grad school and it's a lot of fun.

I really like billiards though. I just don't think I like it enough to try to convince my wife that we should have the post moved
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That's kind of what I was thinking.

I wonder what else I could put down there. I'm kind of thinking of bumper pool, which has smaller tables and shorter sticks, so I could get the clearances. I used to play bumper pool in grad school and it's a lot of fun.

I really like billiards though. I just don't think I like it enough to try to convince my wife that we should have the post moved
Love billiards to, but I could never justify the room for a 5 x 10 snooker table that the game was intended to be played on.
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I never could either, but this new house has a daylight basement with a large unfinished portion. Just those posts get in the way.

Oh well.

Pinball would fit easy enough, and I like that too
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I never could either, but this new house has a daylight basement with a large unfinished portion. Just those posts get in the way.

Oh well.

Pinball would fit easy enough, and I like that too
Foozeball is fun too!!
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Pool table definately won't work.

Build a small stage and call it a stripper pole. Waaaaaay better than pool anyday.
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Pool table definately won't work.

Build a small stage and call it a stripper pole. Waaaaaay better than pool anyday.
I would hate to see the size of the gal using a 4" diameter stripper pole, what, 7'-6" tall, hands like a gorilla...........now theres one that could hurt ya....................lap dance anyone........

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I have a pool table in a room that is just a hair too small. Granted it's a custom 9' table I got from my parents when they moved. I wouldn't have one if it wasn't free to me. You will find you don't use it or it gets too cramped when there is stuff in the way.
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Make sure that the Pool table that you want to put in the basement is enough for the space and not too big there should be a space for you to move well.
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