You don't want to cut the cloth too close to the actual playing surface. Run your fingers over the felt to feel any bump or roughness underneath. Stretch the cloth into the corner pockets and staple to the underside of the slate frame. The middle pockets will usually need four.

Stretching cloth tightly across table from (3) and pulling from (2), staple two places at (4).

Please see how to measuring your pool table for the proper cloth size. Stretching cloth tightly across the table from (9), repeat above step at (10). Classic Billiards  •  Fallston, MD  •  Email  •  (410) 256-8388, Antique Pool Tables for Sale|Billiard Restorations Before & After|Contact|Policies|Site Map, see how to measuring your pool table for the proper cloth size. the inside pocket. Remove the pocket liners from each pocket first, if any are present. Peel the cloth down and insert a featherstrip puller or flat blade screwdriver (not over 1/8" wide) beneath the featherstrip (as shown in Figure 1B), and carefully pry the featherstrip out of the groove. Staple three places along the rear edge of the pocket facing ("X" in Figure 6), then trim off the superfluous cloth at the pocket area. Move the railing carefully to a safe storage space where it won't get scuffed or damaged, or interfere with your movement around the pool table. Stretch cloth tightly across the table at each side of the center pockets and staple on approximately 3" centers. Call Ken at (410) 256-83889 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday-Friday, The Green BookA CompleteMaintenance Manual, "A must-have if you are recovering or doing maintenance on your table.". D. Pull cloth tight and tap feather strip in place, then trim cloth along cushion side of feather strip. Leave only enough cloth for one end of slate and one side (location 1) to allow stapling into the wood frame in 3 places, approximately 2" apart. click to enlarge. Stretch cloth tightly across table and staple three places at (location 2) 2" apart. Trim off all excess cloth around the table. If necessary cut short slits in the edge of the cloth to assure there are no wrinkles. Simonis cloth uses an entirely different cutting patterns. If the rail is an end rail repeat Step 7 at the other corner pocket then, starting at the center of the rail, stretch the cloth tightly over the cushion and staple at the bottom of the rail working toward each end (Figure 6). Next, find the bolts on the underside of the table keeping the railings in place, and remove them. Place the new cloth on the rail with the nap side down.