Have you ever wanted to have your own snooker table in a room or shed in your house? Well today we are going to talk about snooker table dimensions and the size of room you will need for a full size snooker table.
The full size snooker table dimensions are 12 feet by 6 feet. Now that’s for the table itself, without taking into account the added area that’s required to be able to play snooker comfortably.
Now lets take our snooker cues. Roughly a cue is about 4.5 feet in length so we need to add that length to each side of the snooker table.
So with the snooker table dimensions plus the length of the cue, we need a room at least 22 feet long and 16 feet wide to play comfortably.
Most people building a snooker room will want a few extra features like a bar, shelving and so on, so these must be considered also.
Types of Building required
Some people are fortunate to have enough money to purpose build a dwelling such as an extension to their home or a separate building specifically to house a full size snooker table.
Some people have enough room in their concrete sheds to fit the snooker table dimensions required, however these tend to be damp, mouldy and not great for the general upkeep of the table.
More recently, it is now possible to buy wooden chalet style sheds, which are large enough to hold the snooker table dimensions required, most come well insulated and most do not require special planning permission (depending on where you live).
The best thing of all is their relatively low price!! A concrete extension to a house can cost a small fortune, whereas a wooden chalet style dwelling can be got for about £5000. Not bad eh?
Type of table
There are dozens of table makers to choose from. My advice is to get the best table you can afford. If you are not sure on how to fit a table properly, then get someone in that does!!
A second hand table can cost as little as £1000 for a relatively decent one. I would also recommend applying a table heater under the slate for better playing performance and decent lights!! Not those old canopy style lights.
All in all, you could be set up with your own table in your garden for as little as £7000 which is not bad!!