California House City Pool Table installed in Rockville Maryland

Posted on January 19, 2017 | 0 comments
Here are some pictures of a commercial grade City Pool Table by California House Furniture courtesy of Robbies Billiards in Rockville Maryland.  We worked with Edge Design Studio of Baltimore Maryland to replace an existing clients pool table that was falling apart in the high rise common room.  As part of the designer remodel of the space we worked to design this hand built City model pool table in a dark espresso finish on solid maple with Bankers Grey Olhausen Accu-Guard spill/stain proof fabric for extra durability.  A matching floor accessory rack and heavy duty custom commercial billiard playing accessories were also included in this project.  If you are interested in the City Pool Table or have questions about your commercial or residential design project please email or call 301-331-7024 to speak with an expert.california house city pool table espresso bankers grey clothcalifornia house city pool table rockville marylandcalifornia house city pool table espresso

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Olhausen Game Room in Union Bridge Maryland

Posted on January 19, 2017 | 0 comments
This custom Olhausen Game Room is courtesy of Larry F. of Union Bridge Maryland.  Every piece in this collection of game tables was hand made and custom stained to match in Heritage Mahogany on solid maple.  Robbies Billiards experts helped put together the custom collection including a Hampton Pool Table, Hampton 16' Shuffleboard, and custom Darafeev poker table and chairs to match.  We had a custom picture of the owners race car inlayed in the shuffleboard playfield to really personalize the space.  Check out these pictures and if you are interested in designing your own custom game room give us a call!olhausen shuffleboard custom logodarafeev poker table set matching olhausen stainolhausen hampton shuffleboard table 16 foot heritage mahoganyolhausen hampton pool table heritage mahogany maryland

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Olhausen Alexandria Pool Table installed in Annapolis Maryland

Posted on November 15, 2016 | 0 comments
Our most popular transitional style modern table in 2016 is the Olhausen Alexandria pool table, pictured here in custom Satin Black Lacquer on solid maple.  Mr. Thomas W. of Annapolis worked with the designer at Robbies Billiards to come up with a design that would work in his bay front basement remodel and we came up with this stunning wood and finish combo.  He picked a very European Sage Green Accu-Guard Olhausen billiard fabric for the table to bring some color into the space as well.  Check out the pictures and if you want to design your own custom Olhausen pool table call us at 301-331-7024, email, or visit one of our Maryland Pool Table Showrooms today.olhausen alexandria pool table satin black lacquer roomOlhausen Alexandria Pool Table satin black lacquer finish 9'olhausen alexandria pool table top view black lacqueralexandria pool table black lacquer finish side view

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Olhuasen Game Room delivered to Thurmont Maryland

Posted on November 15, 2016 | 0 comments
Our good freind Ed L. in Thurmont Maryland recently took delivery on an entire Olhausen Alexandria pool table collection for his new home.  The hand built package included a 9' Olhausen Alexandria Pool Table, 16' Alexandria Shuffleboard, and a matching 7' Alexandria Air Hockey Table.  Every piece was hand stained to match his custom cherry bar and built in cabinets, even the matching wall cue rack.  The 9' Alexandria pool table has tournament green Accu-Guard billiard cloth and double shimmed pockets for professional play.  What a game room! For your own Olhuasen custom tables please call 301-331-7024, email, or visit an Olhausen Maryland Showroom location today.olhausen alexandria pool table 9' cherryolhausen alexandria pool table cherryolhausen alexandria 16' shuffleboard table side viewolhausen alexandria 16' shuffleboard tableolhausen alexandria game roomolhausen alexandria custom air hockey2olhausen alexandria air hockey

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Top Five Pool Tables and Game Room Trends for 2016

Posted on October 28, 2016 | 0 comments

As we approach the end of 2016 here in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC area it is pretty clear what the best pool table and game room furnishing trends are this year.  With our new Pool Table Design Center location in Rockville Maryland opening earlier this year feedback from the local design community in DC has been eye opening.  Here is a list of the biggest trends for 2016 coming to a game room near you!

Number 5:  Made in the USA Pool Tablesolhausen chicago pool table with modern rails

We have seen a huge demand for pool tables and furnishings Made in the USA for 2016.  Home buyers who have done their homework on manufacturer quality, warranty, and resale value come from all over to see real USA hand made pool tables and come up with custom designs.  Companies like Olhausen Billiards, Plank and Hide, and California House dominate not only our residential sales but also our commercial sales to designers who require something custom and with a heavy duty commercial warranty.  "You just can't get parts down the road from China, so Lifetime Warranties can have very nebulous meanings" as one industry insider recently quipped.

Number 4:  Lacquer Wood Finishesbillards toulet broadway dining pool table grey lacquer

In 2016 our best selling custom wood finish was Black Lacquer for the first time ever.  The natural wood finish has been replaced by the contemporary and very European filled/uniform lacquer process.  Companies like Billards Toulet in France do over 70% of their tables in lacquer finishes so this trend has made its way to the USA.  Mid century modern style tables, contemporary clean lines, and transitional tables all look great in lacquer finish options ranging from Blacks to greys in most cases.  This trend has been picking up for a few years but has finally peaked in 2016

Number 3:  Built in Hidden Accessory Storageolhausen ellianna pool table with drawer

The pool table storage drawer has been around for many years but it has never been more popular or available on so many different pool table designs.  Contemporary, rustic, or traditional everyone is adding built in drawers when available to the pool table.  Bench seating with built in storage and clever or unique accessory storage on the floor has taken the place of "on the wall" accessory racks in most homes.  Nine out of Ten buyers in 2016 have opted for a built in storage drawer or a floor rack they can hide away over a traditional on the wall rack display.  The trend to de-clutter the living space and open things up leads this trend and really can be considered the norm going forward into 2017

Number 2:  Matching Shuffleboard Tablesolhausen grace pool table with matching york shuffleboard table

Very recently major Pool Table Manufacturer's like Olhausen added custom built to match shuffleboard tables and this category has taken off unlike anything in years.  In 2016 one out of five of our custom pool table customers ordered a matching shuffleboard table to go with the pool table.  With the most popular size being 12' in a transitional style and dark finish, many companies are scrambling to get on board with this trend.  Based on current sales the shuffleboard category may surpass billiards in many US markets inside of the next three years

Number 1:  Dining Pool TablesMBM Biliardi Cabochon Dining Pool Table

Wow, what a strong trend for 2016!  More and more buyers both residential and commercial are looking at pool tables that will double as dining or conference tables with finished wood or glass conversion tops.  Demand for this category is so great we show FIVE types of dining pool tables in our Rockville location for Winter 2016.  The price range and styles are abundant and varied, but the main questions buyers have is 7' or 8' and at what height, 29" for dining chairs or 32" for billiards?  Few dining pool tables do both so many times compromises are necessary, but the end result is the same:  A pool table that gets used more than most tables ever do because it is upstairs and front of mind!

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Olhausen York Pool Table installed in Falls Church Virginia

Posted on August 23, 2016 | 0 comments
This Washington DC themed common area in the Roosevelt Towers appartments is courtesy of Design Works Interiors and Robbies Billiards of Maryland.  The custom built Olhausen York model pool table is stained in satin black lacquer on the rails with a dark grey slate finish on the legs and blinds to mirror the DC skyline mural on the wall.  The greyish cadet blue accu-guard Olhausen cloth is a perfect touch of color for the grey/black room theme.  Heavy duty commercial grade balls, cues, and accessories are a must in any common room so of course the game would not be complete without a custom heavy duty accessory kit by Robbies Billiards.  If you have questions about this custom pool table design or would like to build your own please call us at 301-331-7024, email, or visit one of our Olhausen pool table design showrooms today. olhausen york pool table washington dc skylineyork pool table base slate on mapleolhausen york pool table slate finish side viewolhausen york pool table slate finish

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Olhausen Reno Pool Table installed in Baltimore Maryland

Posted on August 23, 2016 | 0 comments
Another great multi-family project with Design Services Inc. has come together around this custom Ebony finish Reno pool table by Olhausen Billiards.  The light color walls and tile floor contrast nicely with the dark ebony finish on maple for eye-catching "pop" in this space.  We do a couple of this exact pool table with Design Services each year and they could not be happier with how such a reasonably priced custom pool table holds up in these types of common room spaces in apartment projects.  They also ordered the matching wall cue rack custom stained by Olhausen to match the pool table finish exactly.  For pricing and availability on the Olhausen Reno pool table please call 301-331-7024, email, or visit one of our Olhausen Pool Table Design Showroom Locations today.olhausen reno pool table ebony on mapleolhausen reno pool table with matching wall cue rackolhausen reno pool table ebony finish

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Plank and Hide Rexx Pool Table installed in Westminster Maryland

Posted on August 23, 2016 | 0 comments
Thanks again to Stephen L. of Westminster Maryland for his purchase of this custom made Smoke on Black Steel Rexx Pool Table by Plank and Hide of Ohio.  This table was built to order the the almost black "smoke" finish option hand applied to forged steel and fabricated at one of the oldest factories in the US.  The Rexx pool table will make a great centerpiece for the industrial modern themed game room (they just could not wait to get the table installed) to come.  Plank and Hide now offers custom paint and powder coat finish options on any of their steel line of Made in the USA pool tables making this a designers dream.  If you would like to discuss building a pool table of your own please call 301-331-7024, email, or visit one of our Pool Table Design Center locations today.plank and hide rexx pool table black roomplank and hide rexx pool table black finishplank and hide rexx pool table rail

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Olhausen Gabriel Pool Table installed in Garrett Park Maryland

Posted on June 22, 2016 | 1 comment
Congrats to Mike T. of Garrett Park Maryland for his new custom 7' Olhausen Gabriel pool table by Robbies Billiards Home and Patio.  The Gabriel is our custom traditional design and is hand built for us by Olhausen Billiards in Tennessee.  This table features 1" tournament slate, a hand applied traditional mahogany satin finish on maple wood, and of course legendary Olhausen Accu-Fast cushion rubber with a lifetime warranty.  Mike had a bit of a space issue so we went with a custom 7' version of the Gabriel and it looks great with the Olhausen Accu-Guard tournament teflon burgundy fabric.  We feature the Olhausen Gabriel in both of our Maryland showroom locations so for pricing and availability visit, email, or call today.olhausen gabriel pool table garrett park marylandOlhausen 7' Gabriel pool table in marylandolhausen gabriel pool table traditional mahogany

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Plank and Hide Vox Pool Table installed in Gambrills Maryland

Posted on June 22, 2016 | 0 comments
The X base design of the Plank and Hide Vox is very popular in 2016 and congrats to Robert O. of Gambrills Maryland for his new game room from Robbies Billiards Home & Patio.  The all weather rug under this solid steel pool table should hold up for years and the restoration style decor in this room pulls the look together.  Featuring Black Olhausen Accu-guard teflon tournament cloth and a lifetime warranty through Robbies Billiards, this is not your every day pool table game room.  The Vox by Plank and Hide is featured in our Rockville pool table design center so for pricing and availability visit, email, or call today.plank and hide vox pool table gambrills marylandplank and hide vox pool table with rugplank and hide vox pool table grey with black cloth

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