If you have a billiard table in your home, or if you know someone, then you’ve probably purchased a billiard cue rack. Well this article will teach you how to make a billiard cue rack yourself! Objects are so much more heartfelt when crafted by hand, and this one is no different. Would you be more upset about losing a billiard cue rack that you created by hand or one that you picked up from Wal-Mart?
How to Craft a Billiard Cue Rack – Wood Work
The first step to craft a billiard cue rack is to cut your bottom and top boards. You’re going to do this from twelve by three boards. Now take the top board, and mark the places where you’re going to cut your holes for your pool sticks. An optional step is to add cup-holder holes across the top, but be sure not to cut these all the way through the board.
How to Craft a Billiard Cue Rack – Drills and Things
The next step to craft a billiard cue rack is to drill the holes. Always start by drilling from the bottom, so incase there is a blemish, it’s not on our nice pretty top side! Now place the top board directly on top of the bottom board. Take a pencil and trace the insides of the holes for your pool sticks. This will ensure that your holes are lined up on your billiard cue rack. Now once again drill the new holes in the bottom rack for your pool sticks to set in.
How to Craft a Billiard Cue Rack – Sanding
Next to craft a billiard cue rack is to sand all the wood we’ve worked on so far. I recommend using a 220 grit sand paper. Always be sure to sand with the grain! Now you’re going to place one fourth inch scant boards underneath the bottom board so that you’re cue sticks will have a place to set on your billiard cue rack.
How to Craft a Billiard Cue Rack – Support!
Now go ahead and screw leg brackets into the bottom of the top board at the four corners. Now go ahead and attach the legs of the billiard cue rack to the top of board. Now do the same with the bottom board and screw in the bun feet accordingly.
How to Craft a Billiard Cue Rack – Style
Now is the fun part to craft a billiard cue rack. Customization! Now is when you’re going to place the touches on your billiard cue rack that are really going to make it special. Engraving is a great way to do this. After you’ve added all the stylish trim that’s going to make your billiard cue rack especially special, it’s time to stain the rack. Recommended is a water-based stain with polyurethane.