How to Create Cases and Storage for Wooden Pool Cues

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How to Create Cases and Storage for Wooden Pool Cues
Create a pool cue cover from fabric, wood or wicker. (Pool Cues image by Jim Mills from

Pool cues are approximately 58 inches long and weigh between 510 and 595gr. The most common material used to make a pool cue is wood but occasionally carbon fibre or fibreglass is bonded to the wood surface. Pool cues are made either an one solid piece or two pieces that screw together. You can easily make storage containers from fabric, wood or wicker.


The design of the pool cue cover depends on the height, width and depth of the pool cue. Measure the dimensions to determine the size of the container. Fabric pool cue covers should have between 1 1/2 and 3 inches added to the width and height dimensions to allow for seams and the placement of a zipper. Add 1/2 inch to the length and depth of the pool cue when building a wood cover or hand weaving a wicker holder.


No matter what material you use to create the outside cover or storage for a pool cue, you should line the inside of the container. Use a soft piled fabric such as vevlet, velveteen or corduroy to line the interior of the storage case. An optional addition is a layer of quilt batting between the storage container and the lining to add extra cushion around the pool cue.


The design of the container, type of lining and addition of quilt batting protects the pool cue while in the storage container. An optional consideration is an additional carved, sewn, drawn or painted embellishment on the exterior. This type of customisation creates an individualised cue container that is easily recognisable.


Make a fabric storage container by cutting a rectangular piece of fabric in the required dimensions. Find a separating zipper and stitch the zipper to the long outside edges. Finish the ends with a half inch seam, making sure to sew the seams so they are on the inside of the case. This means the tab of the zipper is hidden on the inside of the fold when sewing. Sew the lining and optional quilt batting to the inside of the storage container prior to sewing in the zipper.

Make the wooden box using 1/4- to 3/8-inch plywood. Construct the box as a long rectangle to the required dimensions. Leave 1/2 inch on each side and both ends for a quilt bat and fabric lining. Glue the quilt bat and fabric into place after the box is complete. Make a lid the same dimensions as the box and line in the same fashion. Use two to three small hinges to connect the top to the bottom of the box. Hold the top and bottom together with a small hasp lock.

Make a wicker pool cue holder is made using an over-under basket weave. Flat 1/4-inch basket weaving reed works the best. Make a tall cylindrical basket and lid from the basket reed. Lash the lid to the holder and create a tie to close the tube with leather strapping. Cut and sew a fabric tube as a liner. Hand sew the liner to the basket.

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