Top 10 Pool Table Designs for 2015
#10 The Alexandria by Olhausen Billiards
#9 The Brixton by Brunswick Billiards
#8 The Black Light by Billiards Toulet
#7 The Nicholas by Olhausen Billiards
#6 The Newport by California House Furniture
#5 The Infinity by Adler
#4 The Ellianna by Olausen Billiards
#3 The Ashbury by Presidential Billiards
#2 The Toledo by Bilijardai
#1 The Breckenridge by Olhausen Billiards
The Number One best selling custom table in the country this year is the Breckenridge. Reclaimed barn wood is HOT right now and the Breckenridge is the perfect combination of contemporary lines with the heavily distressed look made popular by companies like Restoration Hardware. Add the legendary Olhausen reputation for the best built pool tables in the world and a mid range price point and you have the Hottest pool table design for 2015.
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Olhausen vs Brunswick Pool Tables
As an Authorized Pool Table Dealer in Maryland for both Brunswick Billiards (since 1967) and Olhausen Billiards (since 2007) we are often asked by customer which company makes the better pool table: Brunswick or Olhausen? This is like asking "Who makes the better car, Ford or Chevrolet?" Fans of either manufacturer will always be loyal to their brand, but I will try and objectively examine the pros and cons of the two largest pool table manufacturer's in the world.
A great head to head comparison between Olhausen and Brunswick is the Brunswick Camden Pool Table vs the Olhausen Santa Ana Pool Table. They both have an MSRP of around $4,000 and feature all of the top features and engineering standards available to the respective manufacturers. Both the Olhausen and the Brunswick are top selling pool tables in Maryland and around the rest of the country.
Olhausen York Shuffleboard Table Review
Today we take a look at Olhausen Billiards best selling home shuffleboard table, the York. The Olhausen York Shuffleboard is featured in our Maryland showrooms if you want to "kick the tires" and see why this is such a popular model. Olhausen Billiards in Tennessee is the largest US based manufacturer of Pool Tables, Shuffleboard Tables, and other quality Made in the USA home entertainment goods.
Olhausen products are available through a trusted network of local established authorized factory retailers, like Robbies Billiards & Patio. The York is a transitional style shuffleboard table made in Tennessee with hundreds of custom options. Sizes range from 9' to 22' tournament length and recreational 16" wide to full 20" wide finger joined rock maple play surfaces. The cabinets can be custom made in a variety of wood species and finish stains, just like every custom made Olhausen game table. In Maryland Shuffleboard Tables tend to sell well in Maple Wood with a Dark Cherry, Mahogany, or Black Onyx finishes. The most popular size shuffleboard for homes in Maryland, Virginia, and DC is the 12' Length.
Style: The York Shuffleboard Table features a transitional solid leg with a square tapered cabinet similar to the style of the Olhausen York Pool Table. There is a subtle routing on the "blind" or side of the play surface cradle. The overall balance and style blend well with most traditional or even modern style game rooms. The popularity of the York Shuffleboard Table comes from its versatility in any home. It is not a trendy or old school design, rather it falls somewhere in between. Some customers are indifferent to the York style, but no one absolutely hates the look of this table making it a very good design chameleon.
Construction: Like all Olhausen Game Tables, the York Shuffleboard is custom made to order in Tennessee out of select hardwoods. The main component of any Shuffleboard Table is the play surface, and Olhausen knows their boards. With a virtually indestructible poured lacquer over finger joined Canadian Rock Maple, this play surface will last for decades in either 16" or full 20" tournament size. Olhausen has developed their own patented "leveling" system made up of wooden climatizers to adjust the play surface as room conditions change. Our experience is these boards are on par with the industry standard by Champion Shuffleboard. The real difference is in the cabinet: No one builds a better looking better quality cabinet than Olhausen. With the stain and wood options the York can be build just about any way you like. The kicker is that Olhausen is the only shuffleboard manufacturer in the industry with a full Lifetime Factory Warranty on the Play Surface AND the Cabinet. That is an unbeatable guarantee and sets the Olhausen York Shuffleboard apart from the competition.
Value: The York Shuffleboard table has so many custom size, wood, and finish options we have a tough time putting it in a specific price range. Even fully decked out, however, this table seldom exceeds $6,000 other than in tournament sizes. Combined with the customization options, bullet proof play surface, and lifetime warranty on all wood components (something no other manufacturer currently offers!) the York is a solid value however you speck it out. If you can live with the 16" wide recreational play surface option the York is priced competitively with many imported and off brand tables. That makes this Shuffleboard table a great Made in the USA alternative for any value seeking buyer.
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Best Selling Pool Tables of 2012
It has been a great year so far at Robbies with our new "Exclusive Lifetime Guarantee Program" combined with our premium vendors like Brunswick, Olhausen, and Legacy Billiards, especially in the Pool Table category. Our Kensington Maryland "Design Center" draws a very diverse range of customers looking for everything under the Sun to complete their vision for a dream entertainment space. Styles are changing and customer taste varies from Maryland, to Virginia, to DC, then out to the rural areas of West Virginia. We would like to present a list of our most popular and best selling pool tables of 2012. This list is not necessarily by volume but also by price range, showroom presence, and intangible "hotness".
The Grace by Olhausen Billiards
The Glenwood by Brunswick Billiards
The Hampton by Olhausen Billiards
The Chicago by Olhausen Billiards
Best Pool Tables Under $2,000
Very few new pool tables fall into the highly affordable sub $2,000 price range. Early in the 2000's oversees manufacturing began to drive down the cost of entry level slate pool tables. Before 2001 your main option under $2,000 was an ugly laminate box with 3/4" slate and plastic pockets. These "basement dwellers" were an eye sore but played fairly well and still lurk in many Man Caves. Much has changed with the advent of import pool tables and less expensive manufacturing techniques. You will not find many premium tables for under 2 Grand as most of what you see online is "off brand" and available from fly-by-night drop shippers running web site only stores. If you know where to look, however, there are some VERY good deals to be had for less than $2,000. Here is our list of the Best Pool Tables for under $2,000.
The Black Wolf is a throw back to the days of Laminate "ball return" style tables sold primarily during the 70's and 80's. Boy things are looking up with the Brunswick Black Wolf. Starting under $2,000 you can even get a Ball Return System, something almost completely gone from the modern pool table industry. If retro cool mixed with a modern color scheme is your cup of tea the Black Wolf delivers. Wide Rails? Check. Heavy duty dent and mar resistant laminate? Check. Real three piece diamond honed 1" Framed Slate (same slate as sits on all Brunswick Tables, even THIS ONE!) Check. Lifetime Warranty, even on the cushion rubber? Check. The style is not for everyone but the Man Cave still needs tables like the Black Wolf and even your wife can't complain when you get all of this for under 2 Grand.
Best Pool Tables for Vacation Homes
Over the years we have traveled deep into the West Virginia Appalachian mountains and to beach homes on Maryland's Eastern Shore helping customers outfit vacation homes or rental properties. Other than a Hot Tub, the Pool Table is the ultimate recreation activity of choice for upscale vacation homes in this area. Because we have experience setting so many different styles of pool tables here is a list of the "best selling" pool tables for Vacation Homes in Maryland, Virginia, DC, West Virginia, and even Southern Pennsylvania.
BCA Trade Show 2011 Fall Product Preview
Welcome again from the Billiard Congress of America annual trade show! Vegas was the venue and the new product introductions were almost as hot as the weather. Major trends this year included more custom high end product than ever for those recession proof home entertainers (or those of us just dreaming). Here are some highlights:
New for Fall 2011 is the Olhausen Games Furniture Air Hockey. Buyers can take any Olhausen Billiards 7' Pool Table and have a commercial grade Air Hockey table surface instead of a pool table play surface. Made in the USA, talk about custom!
This is one of the coolest thing at the show this year: The Darafeev "Mann" spectator chair Cigar Aficionado Edition. Not only is this the only sprung seat reclining spectator chair made, this edition features a built in Cigar Humidor, hidden extendable cigar ash trays, drink holders, and storage for cutters, matches, and anything else you would need in a high-end gentleman's lounge! Totally unique custom built and priced around $1,995.
Last but not least, this is a prototype for a new production pool table by Brunswick Billiards. Available in Port finish on solid mahogany and featuring stainless steel accents this is going to be a hot seller for years to come! Tournament wide rails for the discriminating player and high end styling, all projected to sell for under $5,000! Might want to pre-order this one because it is sure to sell out by Thanksgiving.