Dimensions in pool tables require much aforethought at times. The hidden calculation for room owners is the pool table itself plus the free and clear space chosen to surround the table itself. You simply have to avoid the walls and ceilings that can be struck by an errant cue stick.
Adding the table and "the clear and present space" about it is simple, especially if you plan to use typical cue lengths of 58 inches or so. Tables ought to enjoy five feet clear on each side or more to allow for a cue to be placed and stroked comfortably and so add ten feet to each pool table dimension of width and length:
- A 4 1/2 x 9 foot table = 14 1/2 x 19 feet of floor space or more
- A 4 x 8 or "bar" table = 14 x 18 feet of floor space for its rest
- A 3 1/2 x 7 foot table = 13 1/2 x 17 feet of floor space
Leave enough space in your pool table dimensions planning and you will be thrilled by your pool shooting results.