5ft POOL TABLES
Competition-quality 5ft pool dining tables. Choice of style and, materials to best match your own space and decor. See examples ▼
Made in solid pine available in any colour to match your
A 5ft pool table made to match a modern kitchen in any
A painted pine base in any colour with natural oak
Choice of fabricated steel legs and wood top frames
Wide base maximises seating. Balls are captured
inside table frame
This style in pine allows for
unlimited paint finishes
Farmhouse style shown with
A pedestal base offers greatest
freedom of legroom
Our unique square table can solve space problems
Industrial style table with metal legs suitable for indoor or outdoor use
Wide legs allow for balls to be captured inside the leg
|Blue pine ►||Alfreso pool diner ►|
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,
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.
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.
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?
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:
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)
● 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