All of the critical components involved in supporting the slate are constructed of high-quality materials and the cabinet is precision assembled at the factory. We understands that quality craftsmanship requires time and manufacturing shortcuts often sacrifice quality.
Beautiful and Functional Cabinet
No veneer and no MDF board, just beautiful, 100% solid-maple, hardwood is used in the construction of the cabinet. Although, our exquisitely crafted cabinets are stunning, these 1.5-inch thick panels provide a structurally rigid support system for the slate.
Steel Corner Brackets
The Billard Table corner brackets are made of strong, precision-cut steel. The brackets provide a perfect fit and outstanding stability for the table’s corners. The robust brackets are not attached to the cabinet by employing wood screws. We uses machine screws threaded into metal-inserts that have been embedded into the hardwood cabinet. This machine-screw/barrel-insert design does require additional manufacturing time but it ensures that the brackets are properly secured to the cabinet.
Double-Interlocking Support Beams
Using 4 x 1.5 inch thick solid maple wood, we further stabilizes the cabinet using a “center-beam” / “double cross-beam” design. Robust trusses are employed to bolt the double-interlocking beam system to the cabinet. The robust trusses are not attached to the cabinet by employing wood screws. We use machine screws threaded into metal-inserts that have been embedded into the hardwood cabinet. This machine-screw/barrel-insert design does require additional manufacturing time but it ensures that the trusses are properly secured to the cabinet.
Triple-Anchor Leg Supports
The triple-anchor leg support design offers exceptional weight bearing capability. This solid-maple, “block” approach requires a more time consuming manufacturing process than other commonly employed designs, but it provides greater leg stability than any metal support scheme on the market today. Make no mistake about it; metal brackets are a significantly inferior way of attaching a leg to the cabinet. However, with the use of metal leg brackets a manufacturer is able to substitute quality for manufacturing speed.
To protect the pool table, a stain sealant is applied to the backside of the cabinet and each side of the support beams. This sealant creates a barrier lock. Most manufacturers skip this step and leave the underside exposed to moisture that can enter the wood components and cause them to split and crack.
Slate Support Frame
In addition to the wood framing bonded to the backside of the slate (slate frame), we also provide an oversized slate support frame. This framing is anchored to the cabinet and support beams. This additional framing aids in leveling the slate, provides exceptional table rigidity, and prevents the slate from experiencing excessive torque when someone leans on the rail.