You may find yourself asking what brand or manufacturer made your pool table. Does your pool table have no markings? Are you wondering what brand of pool table I have?
I will be honest with you, sometimes this can actually be a difficult task if it not already obvious. Most good brand and high-quality pool tables will display a nameplate. Other pool table brands will have their name somewhere.
The issue is when they don’t. I’ll be honest again, this post may not give you the quick and fast answers you want. At the very least it’ll point you in the right direction to help you identify the brand.
The first step you need to do is gather as much information as you possibly can.
Here are some questions you need to answer about your pool table.
- Check under the table and look for markings, writing, anything
- Do you have a ball return or pockets?
- Are the pockets leather or plastic?
- What kind of slate do you have?
- Is it a 3-piece slate or something else? (The heavy material that is the core of your pool table)
- Look under your pool table, a 3-piece slate will be broken into 3 separate pieces and you should see lines where they separate. If you only see 2 lines or even none, you may have a 1-slate. This is a very important piece of information but if you’re not sure – just take pictures of it.
- Is it really slate or is it an imitation material like Slateron?
- What color felt did the table originally come with?
- What kind of wood is your pool table made out of?
- Take as many pictures as you can (from different angles too)
- Are the spots on your pool table Diamonds or Circles?
- Can you contact the previous owner?
- Can you contact the company or private seller you purchased from?
- Is your pool table multipurpose? (Dining Table, Foosball, Table tennis, etc.)
Did you figure out the manufacturer of your pool table yet? If Not, keep reading.
Check other sources
If you couldn’t answer every single question above, that’s okay. Now you will want to list out all the details.
Next, it’s time to reach out to a few sources for help. Here are 3 sources you can check to cross-reference the information and see if you can identify your pool table.
Azbilliards is an awesome pool forum website where a lot of pool players visit. People often post pool cues or pool tables that they need help identifying. Sign up for the website and look in the “Forum” section of the website. I would recommend the category Pool Table and Accessories Review. The exact link to the website and to the exact thread is below:
- Azbilliards website
- Azbilliards – Pool Table and Accessories Review Thread
Here you’ll post a thread with all the information and pictures on Azbilliards. Ask other folks for their help in identifying your pool table. There are people here who have 5, 10, 15 or even 20+ years with billiard pool tables.
Note: In order to post on Azbilliards, you are required to sign up for an account.
If Azbilliards is overwhelming, I would try Reddit and the subreddit /r/billiards (www.reddit.com/r/billiards).
Local Billiard Store
Search in Google “Billiard store near me” or something along those lines.
Either call the store or drive directly to the store with your information in hand. The employees of the billiard store will be familiar with many pool brands and may be able to help. They may have old catalogs of old pool tables from years ago that can help you.
Check Amazon or Other Websites
You can look on Amazon or similar websites that sell pool tables online. If you can browse through a couple of pages you may even stumble upon your pool table. Since you know more information about your pool table, this may help.
When a pool table has no markings or labels, it can be really hard to figure out who made your pool table. This is why it is important to take pictures of EVERY ANGLE possible. Under the table, in that weird corner, those weird numbers under the table, etc. When folks post only 1 picture online and ask for help, it makes it difficult for other players to identify it. I hope the tips above helped you identify your pool table.
Remember to get as much information as you possibly can. You’ll want to reach out to as many people and sources as possible. Good luck on your journey to figure out the brand and thanks for reading.