One of our most popular rustic pool table models now has a matching dining top option. The Elkhorn Rustic is a great addition to your game room. Place the leaves on top to maximize your entertaining capabilities. The large surface can be used for meals, as a conference table or as a project table. Visit our showroom to check out our display or call for details. (currently available in 8′ dark only)
Another great looking Elkhorn Rustic pool table recently found a home in Oceanside, California. Our customers choose a Charcoal gray felt to complement the grain of the dark scraped finish.
This eight footer plays like a champ, with backed three piece slate, and k-66 cushion rubber. Leather bucket pockets catch the balls. The Elkhorn is now available with an optional matching dining conversion top. View our other rustic, contemporary pool table models online or in our Orange County showroom.
Basements are uncommon in Southern California, but there are some scattered around Los Angeles and Orange County. We moved this Brunswick Windsor into a basement in Rolling Hills Estates, California. During the move, we learned that this subterranean game room was originally built as underground bomb shelter.
Getting the 8′ pool table in was a bit of a challenge as the main entry to the room is a metal spiral staircase. The small drop down ladder at the other entrance did not prove useful to get the slabs of slate or large piece of frame downstairs. However, once all the parts were down, the room proved to be an awesome, secret hideaway/man cave.
One year ago (nearly to the day), we setup a Brunswick Centennial Art Deco Masterpiece in Redlands, California. The lengthy and difficult process of restoring a midcentury table, didn’t scare off our customer. He fell in love (rightly so) with his 10′ snooker table so much, that he decided to restore a matching 10′ carom table.
Back in 1996, I acquired seven Centennials when Right Road Billiards in Santa Ana, California closed down. I refurbished a few at the time, and kept one nine footer for myself. This last carom table needed the most work and sat shelved for many years.
The process of refurbishing was similar to that of our customer’s existing snooker table, though a bit more difficult. The rails and legs on this table needed additional love after 45 years of billiard hall abuse. They were sanded down completely, then restained. The aluminum went out for polish and came back looking brand new.
Once again, the nearly 70 year old cushions were still lively. The quality of this rubber is awesome! We recovered the rails and set out for this beauty to meet her sister. Antique tables like these do take some extra time and care. The frame went together smoothly, giving the giant three pieces of slate ample support. Brite blue cloth was stretched on the bed, then the rails and corners carefully assembled.
The finished project is a tad bittersweet. I am proud of how the table turned out and pleased it found home where it can be appreciated. However the completion of this project is a bit like closing a chapter of my life.
The Elkhorn Rustic is a modern pool table with an aged look. Our Glendale, California clients chose an eight foot dark stain to complement their 1940s home. The scraped wood finish of the Elkhorn adds character and natural vibe to the room. The pool table, also available in seven foot, features a 3-piece, 1″ slate for true roll. The K-66 cushion rubber gives excellent bounce. Steel Gray Teflon felt is a neutral color, yet doesn’t lack personality. Exposed bolts on the frame and aluminum rail sites are fun details.
Visit our Orange County pool table showroom to view this and other rustic models such as the Watson, Davenport, or Refinery. Looking for a more contemporary look? Traditional? We have you covered with well built import and domestic billiard tables at an affordable price.
The Nash is an affordable, contemporary slate pool table that works for many decors. We delivered this eight footer to a home in Huntington Beach, CA. The family made use of a formal living space that wasn’t getting a lot of use. Now, they are able to enjoy the room and entertain guests with a round of pool.
Available in 7′ or 8′, the all black Nash is a great choice for our budget-minded customer not willing to sacrifice style or function of the three piece slate playing surface and K-66 cushions. Teflon felt in steel gray is a perfect complement, or choose from any of our 20+ colors of high quality billiard cloth.
Call or visit our Orange County Showroom for more details.
Our Manhattan Beach, California clients decided to extend their living area into the garage. We installed their white oak topped Aramith FusionTable directly on the concrete floor. The Fusion dining pool table combination, with its patented lift lock leg system maintains level at playing height. The slate top stays true, even with the slope of a garage (or patio).
The FusionTable, available in multiple stains and finishes, is an all-around team player. As a dining table, it seats 8-10 people easily. Remove the leaves to expose a bar-sized pool table to entertain and delight friends and family. All accessories conveniently store within the table, hidden from view until you’re ready to play.
Getting Billiard Table Centered on Rug
We are often asked if it is okay to put a billiard table on a rug. The answer is: absolutely. We were able to get this Gustav Beach Manufacturing pool table in Coto de Caza, California aligned easily. The homeowner had the rug in place (and gave time for it to relax). The pool table light fixture was pre-hung in the correct spot, making centering the frame on the rug a breeze.
Pool tables can be placed on top of rugs. Even rugs on top of wall to wall carpet. They look nice and frame the space. Carpet can also dampen the noise of the balls, especially on hardwood or with a vaulted ceiling.
It is pertinent that the pool table is placed on the rug by a professional. Adding a carpet after the table is already setup is very tricky and will require a billiard mechanic with proper tools and experience. Remember, improper moving techniques can damage even the strongest billiard tables.
Pool tables can also be installed safely on tile, hardwood, concrete and other hard surfaces. We have custom shims to protect your flooring investment. Rug or no rug, the decision is really a personal preference.
Also, don’t forget to consult our game room planning chart to help you determine the sizes of our game room furniture and to ensure adaquate space for play.
The two-toned Watson blends dark and natural wood for a rustic, yet contemporary look. Our Irvine, California family chose Electric Blue cloth for a burst of color that is still easy on the eyes. The teenage children of the house will especially enjoy hanging out with their friends in the new game room space.
The Watson Rustic, also available in Chestnut stain, is an affordable, well built slate pool table. Leather bucket pockets keep your focus on the natural beauty of the wood. K-66 cushion rubber provides accurate bounce for superb play.
Sometimes a pool table can feel tired and dated, yet still be in great playing shape. Refinishing the wood can be an option if you aren’t quite ready to let go of your existing pool table, but really want to update the style. Often a darker stain is preferred, but in this case, a fresh coat of white is enough to resurrect this old Beach Manufacturing billiard table.
New k-66 cushion rubber, new olive cloth and new custom pockets completed the restoration and ended up costing less than a brand new pool table. The old table looks contemporary in its new lounge area.