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5ft POOL TABLES

Competition-quality 5ft pool dining tables. Choice of style and, materials to best match your own space and decor. See examples ▼

5ft pine pool dining table with chairs

5ft painted pine pool table

Made in solid pine available in any colour to match your decor
 


5ft Grey kitchen pool table

5ft table with wide base

A 5ft pool table made to match a modern kitchen in any colour
 


5ft oak and pine pool dining table

5ft table in oak and pine

A painted pine base in any colour with natural oak top-frame
 


Eood and steel pool table

Industrial Style pool table

Choice of fabricated steel legs and wood top frames
 


 

5ft pool table with metal hairpin legs

5ft pool table with hairpin legs
 


5ft outdorr pool table with diner top

5ft outdoor table

Wide base maximises seating. Balls are captured inside table frame
 


5ft pool table in painted pine with bucket pockets

5ft Chunky Pine Table

This style in pine allows for unlimited paint finishes
 


 5ft pool table natural pine with chunky legs

Chunky pine turned legs

Farmhouse style shown with ball-tray capture
 


pedestal pool dining table in pure white

Pedestal pool diner table

A pedestal base offers greatest freedom of legroom
 


A novel 5ft x 5ft square snooker-pool table

5ft square pool table

Our unique square table can solve space problems


 

Pool table with metal cross legs

5ft pool table with metal legs

Industrial style table with metal legs suitable for indoor or outdoor use


 

 

5ft Chunky oak table

Wide legs allow for balls to be captured inside the leg


More examples

white pool dining table for indoors or outdoors
  Blue pine Alfreso pool diner

Drop pockets

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4ft square table

 

 

5ft Bar Billiards special

A model for various games of bar billiards. The game is ordinarily played on a 5ft table although cueing is only from one end. Ideal use of space,


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PAGE CONTENTS

1. 5ft pool tables for serious  play

2. 5ft pool tables: Key issues

3. Main 5ft pool tables features

4. Our Internet Policies

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5ft TABLES FOR SERIOUS PLAY

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A Matchbilliards kitchen-size 5ft pool table complies with UK pool competition standards and plays a full size 2-inch pool ball. These 5ft made-to-order tables are ideal for those wanting to practice, or play a good quality social game, where there is limited space. The simple minimalist design makes them ideal as kitchen sets or as a home study table. Any style can be created in any colour of finish. Matching table tops, chairs or benches are available. Normally fitted with reinforced one-inch thick resin bonded composition play-beds with guaranteed level, these relatively lightweight play surfaces allow for more practical manoeuvrability in modern living settings. However, an option of a heavier 5ft slate bed is offered if preferred.

A wide choice of luxury cloth colours is offered to coordinate with your own living space. We offer either English napped or American speed cloth. 

5ft pool tables have a 60ins x 30ins play bed 

A 5ft pool table is the smallest play area that complies with the established integrity of billiards. Whether it be snooker, English billiards, English pool or American pool. On these we can set pockets, cushion rubbers (type and depth) and table cloth to accommodate any of these disciplines. Although most prefer to play a standard 2-inch English pool ball as used in pubs and national competitions, we can set the table to play the larger balls of full-size snooker, or American pool (this would essentially be for those looking for a practice table)

5ft pool tables for a traditional game

In the drawing rooms and dining rooms of Victorian and Edwardian England, undersize "billiard" tables were common. A 5ft table was a popular size and many are still around. Although the game of snooker began to be played later, the most popular game, particularly for the undersized tables, was 3-ball English billiards. The relatively recent popularity of English (pub) pool has now relegated traditional billiards. However, 3-ball English billiards is an ideal secondary game for a smaller table and has all the fun and skill of the modern games.

Styles of 5ft pool tables

As bespoke table makers we offer an unlimited choice of styles. We can create tables in any shape or dimension, either following our original designs, conventional designs or translating you own design ideas. The pool table images presented here on this webpage are exclusively of 5ft tables to allow for consistency in comparison. They are individually handmade by us according to the client's own instructions. This allows for attention to every detail, ensuring that the design is compatible with, and fits into your home, and that it also accounts for your personal dining layout preferences.  

Choice of wood 

We normally make tables in solid oak, solid beech or solid natural pine. We also combine solid painted pine, to create an unlimited number of contrasting wood combinations. We also accept commissions in a range of exotic woods, such as walnut. 

Pool ball capture for 5ft pool tables 

We offer a range of ball capture systems, although the most popular are the retractable bag-nets, which can be sized to capture 6-8 balls per pocket (when the table is dining mode the nets are tucked, unseen, under the table play surface). The second most popular is the drop-pocket system where the balls are collected in concealed pockets that are set inside the corner legs (normally collects 4 balls). The third most popular is the bucket pocket where the balls normally drop into the hollow of a wider leg. Finally, for pure snooker enthusiasts we also offer a traditional ball-rail collection. 

Finishing and colour matching 

The most popular finish is painted pine. We normally co-ordinate with the Farrow and Ball colour palettes, although we can match to the EU standard of RAL colour codes. Both pine, beech and oak can be finished as natural wood and in a wide range of proprietary stains.  We also offer the option of self-finishing. 

Square and irregular size pool tables

Whilst square pool tables will normally conform to standard dimensions for a 5ft (i.e. a 5ft square table equates to the width of a conventional 10ft snooker table), we are able to create original dimensions down to 3ft square (which equates to the width of a pub pool table). These are precision tables, perfect for serious practice, and which may better suit your available dimensional space. 

Customer Enquiries 

Most internet enquirers visiting this specialist site will be searching against their need to maximise game-utility against their limited available space. This requires an often-complex interchange of information between us and the client. We know from experience that it is best begun with an email conversation. So give us an initial outline as to your broad preferences and we will take it from there.

Please consider we offer a totally bespoke service. We do not sell stock items. We would normally require 6-8 weeks to complete a table project.

A typical fully inclusive commission, in total, will be between £2.5k-£5k depending on specification and location. 

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5ft POOL TABLES: KEY ISSUES

Whichever your preferred size of pool diner, particularly with a 5ft table, you must give careful thought to these considerations.

1. Are you familiar with the cueing area required, and whether to optimise at competition standard or to compromise with a shorter cue, or an occasional short-cue for tight shots. Have you tested these variations on a room-space simulation?

2. Do you wish to play at competition height (according to your game preference) or compromise at a lower dining height, or incorporate a variable height mechanism?

3. Have you determined the seating places required and considered how the design options can impact on leg space?

4. Are you physically able to lift and replace a dining top and are you aware of the options on sectional tops.

5. Are you aware of precise table dimensions?

Dimensions of pool tables

The above shows the respective dimensions of the table bed, which are as follows, and should be used to calculate room space. Please note a competition 6ft table is only 6inches bigger that a 5ft table:

6ft    =  66ins x 35.5ins

5ft    =  60ins x 30ins

4.5ft =  54ins x 27ins

4ft    =  48ins x 24ins

To calculate cueing area deduct 3 inches from each side to allow for depth of cushions.

To calculate dining top area add 3-5 inches from each side depending on width of the cushion rail (top-frame).

We make competition standard tables in all the above sizes, each conforming to pocket sizes and cushion rubbers consistent with a 2inch ball and as prescribed by "BAPTO rules" (external link)

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  MAIN 5ft POOL TABLE FEATURES

Plays at 60 ins x 30 ins Dines at 66 ins x 36 ins

Option to vary dimensions Options to vary height

Competition pockets Competition cushions

Competition cloth 2 inch pool or snooker balls

Resin bonded 25mm play surface Option of slate bed

Option of diner top Can be adapted for outside use

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OUR INTERNET POLICIES

We aim to showcase selected billiard tables - in this case especially the category of 5ft pool tables - that have a specific and distinct appeal.

We will present informative product information, in a non-intrusive  manner, and in a way that conforms to UK statutory regulations.

Our aim is to best facilitate sales information that is peculiar to the complexities associated with a bespoke made-to-order service. We will rely primarily on email interactions

Privacy Policy and Cookies

The Matchbilliards website provides an aid-to-research for those seeking information prior to the possible purchase of a billiard table.

We do not accept payments directly through this website nor do we operate a shopping basket system. Specifically, we do not incorporate customer log-ins, nor do we allow 3rd-party advertising within any of our pages. Therefore there is no Internet privacy issue concerning financial data or of intrusion. Nor is there any wider issue over the use of Cookies. Indeed we do not knowingly place cookies. We do, occasionally, rely on the Google Adwords system to encourage and monitor visitors to our site.

We only collect customer details in our response to customer-originated enquiries that emanate from phone calls, texts or emails. In this regard we observe our obligations under the UK Data Protection Act. We do not release this customer information to third parties other than that is necessary in the fulfilment of customer orders.

Trading Policies: Warranty

All billiard tables bought or commissioned directly or indirectly from this website are subject to warranty of satisfaction. In particular, we recognise our wider obligations under the UK Sale of Goods Act, and other UK statute legislation in respect to our position as a general seller of goods.

In respect to our position as an Internet seller we comply with our obligations under the Distance Selling Regulations legal framework, not least in enabling customers the right of a cooling-off period within 7-days of placing an order, plus the added right of rejection and cancellation with no financial penalty should they be dissatisfied with the pool table upon installation. This right is qualified for certain types of bespoke commissions upon mutual agreement.

Trading Policies: Contract

Orders are arranged through personal contact by telephone, email or face to face meetings. For all special and bespoke tables (made to order) a 30% deposit  is payable at the time of order by cheque or by bank transfer. Direct payments can be made through online banking. The balance is paid 7 days prior to installation.

This website is compiled using a long-established Microsoft  software package that allows individuals and small businesses to design and maintain websites. We rely on this package for the integrity of our computer code and in the manner of its operation. We present this website in good faith and comply with all current legislation as we know it.

For more information email us at:

info@matchbilliards.co.uk

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