A 1930s bar billiards table restoration video

Bar billiards restoration 1933s - Pool table Restore Mercier le Champagne

I love restoration videos and this was very therapeutic to watch. MW Restoration took a bar billiards table from 1933 and made it brand new. But it wasn’t easy:

One of the biggest challenges was the playing surface, which was severely warped. But I didn’t let that discourage me and decided to completely replace it. You’ll be amazed at how it looks in the end! The cues were also in poor shape, but after thorough sanding and treating them with high-quality oil, they now look brand new. To give them the final touch, I mounted custom-made aluminum end caps on the cues. These end caps were personally crafted by me using a lathe machine, and I’m truly proud of the result. But that’s not all! The metal digits that display the scores were entirely missing. To replace them, I created a mold using a 3D printer. A piece of sheet metal was placed inside the mold, and then I used a hammer to shape the metal. The result? Perfectly formed metal digits that completed the table. The wooden frame of the billiard table was also heavily worn, but after hours of work, sanding, and staining, it now shines like new. A finish with high-quality oil ensures it will remain in top condition for many years to come.

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