Finally, a solution to the whole “I wish I had a pool table” problem for those of us living in cramped city apartments. All I’ve needed to do this whole time was cut a big four foot deep rectangular hole in my living room floor and add a hydraulic lift mechanism. I’ll just swing by the Home Depot tomorrow and pick up the supplies.
In all seriousness, this looks like a horrifying job if you don’t know what you’re doing and/or have neighbors that live below you. If I could suggest an upgrade to this apparatus – not that it’s not already awesome – I might make it somehow rotate 180 degrees so that there’s a standard coffee table on one side and the pool table on the other. Or maybe have the coffee table suspended from the ceiling instead.
Oh! And add lasers! And a hot tub! And a mini-fridge that holds a pony keg! And a popcorn machine! And a red leather couch! Oh wait, scratch the couch.