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Olhausen Madison Pool Table installed in Rockville Maryland

Olhausen Madison Pool Table installed in Rockville Maryland 0

Thank you to Mr. Stephan G. of Rockville Maryland for letting us photograph his new Olhausen Madison pool table in custom black lacquer and aluminum.  This was a unique table as it is a 7' home size in the top of the line finish and trim available on the Madison.  The customer chose Euro Blue Olhausen Accu-Guard tournament cloth for the bold pop of color in his very contemporary basement remodel space.  He also ordered a matching wall cue rack from Olhausen to go in the built in space provided by his contractor next to the pool table.  The Olhausen platinum level accessories were added to complete a very nice custom Made in the USA modern billiard room.  If you would like pricing, availability, or have questions about building your own Madison pool table please call 301-331-7024, email, or visit one of our Robbies Billiards Olhausen design centers today.olhausen madison pool table 7' brushed aluminum mainolhausen madison pool table 7' brushed aluminum endolhausen madison pool table 7' brushed aluminum sideolhausen madison pool table 7' brushed aluminum top
Olhuasen Game Room delivered to Thurmont Maryland

Olhuasen Game Room delivered to Thurmont Maryland 0

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
Top Five Pool Tables and Game Room Trends for 2016

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 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!

Plank and Hide Vox Pool Table installed in Gambrills Maryland

Plank and Hide Vox Pool Table installed in Gambrills Maryland 0

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
Plank and Hide Rexx Pool Table in Pennsylvania

Plank and Hide Rexx Pool Table in Pennsylvania 0

Congrats to Dean M. of Greencastle Pennsylvania for his new custom Red Finish Rexx Pool Table by Plank and Hide of Ohio.  This one of a kind design is industrial reclamation style with real steel construction and a hand applied finish.  The red looks great in his reclaimed wood and brick basement remodel project completed spring of 2016 and ready for the Rexx as a focal point in the space.  Book ended by a custom built bar and a huge flat screen TV this game room is going to wow everyone for years to come.  The Rexx pool table is also avalable in a black metal finish so please call 301-331-7024 if you want to check on pricing and availability as these are in very limited supply!plank and hide rexx pool table red greencastle pennsylvaniaplank and hide rexx pool table red roomplank and hide red rexx pool table baseplank and hide rexx pool table red rail detail
Olhausen Alexandria Pool Table installed in Washington DC

Olhausen Alexandria Pool Table installed in Washington DC 0

Here is another very special pool table space installed in the Loree Grand Apartments in Washington DC courtesy of Design Works Interiors.  This is the latest high end commercial project we have completed for Design Works Interiors and it could not be a nicer combination of the bespoke Made in the USA Olhausen Alexandria pool table and the design vision of real professional space planning.  The pool table is custom made in a dark Ebony finish on solid North American Maple and features Mother of Pearl inlay and a laser cut logo in the rail.  The fabric is a dark grey Charcoal that is spill and stain proof for heavy duty commercial enviroments.  The Alexandria is our own custom design and if you would like yours custom built for any residential or commercial project please contact us today at 301-331-7024 or email alexandria pool table rail detailolhausen alexandria pool table ebony leg detailolhausen alexandria pool table ebony
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