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Choose the Correct-Size Pool Table

By Nicholas Leider

Part of Pool & Billiards For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A pool table is a great addition to the family game room, finished basement, or anywhere you gather. But you have to be a smart shopper when shopping for your own pool table. Having enough space is an absolute must, so here’s a chart to help you purchase the right-size table for the available space. Simply find your room size to find out what table size and cue are appropriate.

Table Size (Feet) 48-Inch Cue 52-Inch Cue 58-Inch Cue
7 11’3″ x 14’6″ 11’11” x 15’2″ 12’9″ x 16′
8 11’8 x 15’4″ 12’4″ x 16′ 13’2″ x 16’10”
8 (oversized) 11’10” x 15’8″ 12’6″ x 16’4″ 13’4″ x 17’20”
9 12’2″ x 14’4″ 12’10” x 17′ 13’8″ x 17’10”