If you’ve always wondered how a billiards table was made, then check out this interesting clip. Video after the jump.
On the sides of all varieties of billiard table are “rails” (or “cushions”), which are made from elastic materials such as synthetic or vulcanized rubber. The cushion’s purpose is to rebound balls without letting them lose too much kinetic energy. The playing surface (the “Bed”) on all quality tables is made of 3/4″-2″ thick slate, typically imported from Italy, Brazil or China