California House City Pool Table installed in Rockville Maryland 0Here 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.
Olhausen Game Room in Union Bridge Maryland 0This 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 Alexandria Pool Table installed in Annapolis Maryland 0Our 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.
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Olhuasen Game Room delivered to Thurmont Maryland 0Our 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.
Top Five Pool Tables and Game Room Trends for 2016 0
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 Tables
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 Finishes
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 Storage
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 Tables
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 Tables
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!