When we make a table from scratch, we use handmade molds developed over our nearly 100 year history as an exact guide to re-create specific leg styles. We have, on file, accurate measurements for specific parts. We do have company-created blueprints for each table. Some drawn by hand - years ago; more recent designs created on computers.
When we refurbish an antique for a client, we will remove damaged parts and faithfully re-create that part and replace it. Sometimes we may need to replace a damaged leg. Sometimes we may need to replace a ripped piece of veneer. Doing this requires the most experience and skill because the repair must be seamless: unnoticed. Some tables will require that the old lacquer or varnish be completely removed by hand sanding, and then, depending on the particular table design either re-stained and then refinished, or, if there is no need to re-stain the table, then, refinished. The final finishes require a minimum of 9 steps which include hand sanding, application of lacquer or varnish, then repeat. Over, and over again. This time consuming process is one reason why the finish will yield the brilliance and depth of color that is simply unavailable anywhere else. Underlying this stage, is, of course, the proprietary blends of dyes that also make Blatt tables the finest available.
We are called upon to provide answers for other industry members as well. All work is done by artisans employed by, and trained at Blatt Billiards.
Our tables are sold and installed worldwide including most of Europe, the Middle East, South America and all across The United States.