Recovering cushions

These images show the many procedures involved in stripping snooker table cushions of the old cloth and the fitting of new material.

Cover cushions1Stripping cushion of old cloth cc2Removing staples from cushion block cc3Removing splinters from block
cc4Removing original retaining slip cc5Checking new slip for thickness cc6Fitting new cushion cloth
cc7Knocking down retaining slip cc8Ensuring cloth fits correctly cc9Cutting cloth by pocket
cc10Trimming cloth along top cc11Trimming cloth at pocket cc12Tacking cloth at pocket
cc13Tacking cloth to the underside cc14Stapling cloth to cushion block cc15Stapling cloth at pocket
cc16Fitting cloth to conceal tack heads cc17 Covered cushion before fitting cc18Covered cushion at pocket