Best Shuffleboard Tables 2019 : Reviews and Buying Guide

Best Shuffleboard Tables 2019 : If you have enough space in your recreational room and want to add on something which is a deviation from the conventional games like the pool, air hockey, ping pong, foosball etc. then you might just think about the shuffleboard. Shuffleboards can be either deck type or table type. Deck type are the ones that are played on the floor but we would be concentrating on the shuffleboard tables that are more convenient but may occupy a lot of floor space. These exceptionally long and narrow gaming boards provide an interesting bed for moving the puck to the opponent’s side. And if you can land them on the high scoring zones and score more than your opponent, you win. Sounds fun. Then let’s have a look at some of the best shuffleboards tables that are doing the rounds in the market and have been loved by shuffleboard enthusiasts all over.

Best Shuffleboard Tables Reviews

#1. Olhausen York Shuffleboard Table

Olhausen 12-Foot x 16-inch York Shuffleboard Billiards – Heritage Mahogany Finish on Solid Maple – Includes Delivery & Installation, Pucks,...

Last update was on: October 16, 2019 3:32 am
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$5,338.00

The Olhausen York Shuffleboard stands testimony to the craftsmanship that the brand Olhausen is synonymous with. One of the best selling shuffleboard tables in the USA for residential as well as institutional use, the Olhausen York is highly customizable.

You can choose from a wide range of lengths viz. 9’, 12’,14’,16’,18’,20’ and 22’. Even the playfield is available in two variations, 16” wide by 2.5” and the commercial 20” wide by 3”. The playfield is a thick solid maple finger jointed for greater strength in structure and aesthetic appeal and has a two part polymer coating over it. Some people may dislike the coating which withers with overuse but it also provides an added smoothness to the surface that facilitates the game.

Heavy duty climate adjusters are fitted so that the table stays level all throughout the year. The cabinet is constructed out of 1.5” thick solid maple with cross brace construction which brings about rigidity and stability to the table.

The legs are maple veneer and have leg levelers to adjust to uneven floors. The shuffleboard can be customized on a wide array of Olhausen finishes and includes all the play accessories. You also have an option of adding a scoring unit to the table at an extra cost.The manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty on the playsurface, the mapleboard and the cabinet.

#2. Grand Hudson Shuffleboard Table

A brand well known for its masterfully crafted shuffleboard tables, the orginal Grand Hudson has been accompanied by the Grand Hudson Deluxe and the Grand Hudson Hybrid, but we would be concentrating on the original model for our reference.

The original Grand Hudson embodies a down to earth 100% American design and is manufactured entirely in USA. The Original Grand Hudson is available in all sizes like 9’,12’,14’,16’,18’ and 22’. The playing surface which is constructed from select kiln dried maple is 20” in width and bears the optimal industrial standard 3” thickness accompanied by a tournament quality polymer finish that is preferred by professional players.

The polymer finish carries a limetime guarantee.  Climatic adjusters are included in every shuffleboard table to protect the wooden playfield against natural changes in temperature and humidity. In addition there are protective cushions that hug the inside of the horsecollar rail walls on each side. These cushions which are available in green, gray or burgundy colors reduce the damage caused by the blows of weights. The shuffleboard alleys are covered in a grey carpet to protect the weights from being pushed off to the sides and into the gutter.

The cradle is made from a high density fiberboard with a maple veneer and has light marple and rich espresso finishes.The table has a wooden storage drawer.  The legs which vary in number in accordance with the size have espresso finishes with maple trim pieces that enhance the elegance that this table has and has 5” adjustable levelers to adjust to uneven floors. You can add or customize the table with scoring units, glow in the dark playfield, company logo etc. which comes at an additional cost. The shuffleboard table normally comes with one set of playing weights, two bottles of speed powder and a board wipe.

#3. Venture 14 Foot Challenger Shuffleboard Table

Venture 14 Foot Challenger Shuffleboard Table

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$3,499.00

This family owned games company, Venture, has already made a mark in the manufacturing of shuffleboard table. The challenger sport is a very popular model and is available in three home friendly sizes viz.9’, 12’ and 14’.  It is the perfect table for those who prefer to enjoy a professional level game in a shorter length version. It is designed as a scale down version of Venture’s professional level tables and has the traditional 1-2-3 scoring.

The Challenger has a sturdy uni-body frame with a hard rock Maple playfield that is topped with Venture’s shuffleboard exclusive hard clear synthetic lacquer. The playfield has a width of 16” and a depth or thickness of 1-3/4”. The table cabinet has a solid plywood base and is finished with a high pressure laminate. The table gutters are tongued and grooved into the frame to ensure maximum stability. The cabinet is equipped with climatic adjusters to protect the table against the temperature and humidity variations. The playfield and the cabinet are factory assembled for maximum stability.

Only the legs have to be bolted to the base and thus can be quickly assembled. The legs which may be two or three sets are Poplar in nature and are sturdy and have threaded aluminum machined rubber padded levelers that can be easily adjusted with a standard wrench. The challenger has an option for two distinct finishes, fusion maple and empire mahogany. You can also add a scoring unit or lights with an extra cost. The table comes with a set of weights, a Triple Crown Yellow Ice Wax and Maintenance kit. The manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty on the playfield and finish and a year’s warranty on the parts and labor for the cabinet.

#4. Hathaway Austin 9 ft. Shuffleboard Table

Hathaway Austin 9' Shuffleboard Table

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$1,115.99 $1,192.20

Another furniture-grade best shuffleboard table 2019 in our list, the Austin 9’ has a clean straight lined cabinet design with a rich Mahogany color finish. This is coupled with molded solid popular wooden corners and a 7”high and a ¾” thick side and end aprons. The table cabinet is sturdy and extremely durable.

The table is supported by two sets of pedestal style box legs which has an integrated storage space that provides additional function ability to this beautiful table. The storage has enough space for all the playing accessories and more.

The legs have four independent leg levelers so that an even playing surface is maintained irrespective of the floor level. The playing surface has a MDF base which is wrapped in White maple veneer and finally finished with a smooth glossy polyurethane protective coating. The polyurethane coating provides a smooth bed for the gliding of the pucks and adds durability and scratch resistance quality to the surface. The playing surface has a width of 16” and a thickness of 1.5”. The walls as well as the gutters are well carpeted for noise less game play. This also protects the walls from damage against hitting by the weights. The play surface is further protected by three heavy duty climate adjusters against warping during changes in climatic conditions.

The table has two wooden vintage abacus scoring units. The Austin 9’ shuffleboard table comes with a set of eight pucks which include 4 red and 4 blue pucks, a table brush and a can of wax. The manufacturer provides a 180 day warranty on the product and a lifetime warranty on the finish.

#5. Rock Ola Shuffleboard Table by Mcclure:

This is an expensive piece of furniture if we may say so as it can pass off any day as an antique. McClure tables are a class apart. The Rock Ola shuffleboard table is available in 12’, 14’,16’,18’,20’ and 22’ variations. The table is built with master craftsmanship and choice of the best materials available, from the wood with premium grain consistency to shaping the solid wood horse collar into the perfect tear drop design, McClure leaves no stones un-turned to deliver the best. The collar has a black leather inlay.The legs and the subrails are carved out of walnut which was popular with the original tables. The natural maple aprons are embedded on the sides with real glass to form the green diamond shaped motifs and real stainless steel metal trim to give that antique look that we have mentioned earlier. The table is available in natural walnut, heirloom walnut and cognac walnut finishes.

The Rock Ola shuffleboard table has a solid hard maple playing surface which is sealed with a specially formulated finish that has a lifetime warranty. The playfield has a width of 20” and a thickness of 3”. The 3” thickness is entirely achieved from the thickness of the maple block and the thickness of the finish coating is not included. The playfield is protected by climatic adjusters.All Rock Ola tables are made to order and come with a set of eight pucks and one pound of wax. You can additionally add electrical old style Rock Ola scoring units and overhead lamps that come at an extra cost.

#6. Playcraft Woodbridge Shuffleboard Table:

Playcraft Georgetown Espresso 14' Shuffleboard Table

Last update was on: October 16, 2019 3:32 am
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$1,695.00

Playcraft shuffleboard tables are designed for the common man and are not as expensive as the ones mentioned before. That way it is pretty much affordable and can be a perfect choice if you are not looking at spending so much on a shuffleboard table. But that does not mean that a lot has been compromised on the quality of the product.

The Playcraft Woodbridge shuffleboards are the best entry level shuffleboard tables that you can get and are available in 9’, 12’, 14’ and 16’ sizes. All Woodbridge models feature a rigid and durable solid plywood framing structure. The tables are available in espresso, cherry, honey oak and black finishes. The frame is supported by re-inforced double paneled pedestal legs with metal leg levelers. The leg features a storage cabinet with shelf. The playfield surface is made from a hardwood solid vertical stave edge glued butcher block that is 1.75” in thickness. The playfield has a width of 15” and does not have a laminate but is sprayed with multiple coats of polyurethane to get a smooth satin finish surface. The rails have solid hardwood corners and the walls and the gutters are carpeted.

The 9’ and 12’ tables have traditional 1-2-3 scoring while the 14’ and 16’ variants have a 1-2-3-4 scoring. Plastic scoring units are a part of the table. The table comes with a set of eight pucks and speed wax. The manufacturer provides a one year warranty on the product.

#7. Level Best Shuffleboard Tables

Another inexpensive and affordable shuffleboard table, Level Best shuffleboard tables are handsomely crafted and perfectly complement your recreational room. They are made from the finest maple wood and real wood veneers with a wide array of finishes to choose from so that it goes with your home décor. The best shuffleboard tables are available in 9’, 12’ and 14’ sizes to accommodate your shuffleboard requirements. The real wood veneer cabinet is supported by strong pedestal style legs. While the 9’ and 12’ tables have two sets of legs, the 14’ table has three sets. The legs feature metal leg levelers and a cabinet with shelves for storage. The playfield is 16” wide in the 9’ table variant while it is 20” wide in the 12’ and 14’ ones. The playfield is made from a solid hardwood butcher block maple wood and has a thickness of 1.5”. The solid wood play surface is protected with climatic adjusters. The rails have solid wood corners and the walls as well as the gutters are carpeted for a silent game play. Abacus scoring units are attached to the table rail. The playing surface has a traditional 1-2-3 score system. The table comes with a set of eight weight pucks and a speed bead wax.

#8. Champion Worthington Shuffleboard Table


 

The Champion Worthington Shuffleboard table is a piece of sleek and elegant furniture that is sure to woo you with its fine craftmanship and exceptional quality and it is sure to become a part of your family heirloom over the years.

The tournament ready table has an Italian inspired design with a solid maple Italian inspired cradle and sturdy two toned legs. The Champion Worthington shuffleboard table is available in 9’, 12’, 14’, 16’, 18’,20’ and 22’ variants. The playfield which is constructed of solid Canadian maple is 20” in width and has a thickness of 3”. The playfield has a polymer coating which is covered by a lifetime warranty and never needs refinishing. The table is equipped with climatic adjusters that protect the table throughout the year and maintains an even playing surface. The number of legs and climatic adjusters vary according to the table length. The playfield can be ordered in 12 colors and you can customize a logo or a family name along with your choice of professional scoreboards. The table comes with a patented handicap scoring unit, one set of eight weight pucks and wax and has a side drawer for supply storage. While the playfield has a lifetime warranty, there is a 90 day warranty on the cradle.

Best Shuffleboard Tables 2019 : Buying Guide

­So now that you have already had an idea about some of the best shuffleboards table 2019 in the market and the features that make or break them, let’s look into the factors that should be taken into account before actually buying the shuffleboard.

  • Size :

You can well understand that the size of the shuffleboard table, especially the length, is the most important factor that has to be taken into consideration. The long narrow shuffleboard tables are generally available in a variety of sizes like 9’,12’,14’,16’,18’,20’ and 22’,  while the standard professional tables are the ones that measure 20’ and 22’ in length. The width and thickness of the playfield in the tables also vary. There are two options to choose from, one which has a width of 16” and a thickness of around 2.5” and the other which has a width of 20” and a thickness of 3”. Though the length and the width you choose will largely depend on the availability of space, the thickness will ensure the durability of the material with which the playing surface is made. You need to be very careful while noting the thickness as some companies though claim to have a thickness of 3” which is considered to be optimum, the original thickness of the wood is much less than that and the entire thickness of 3” is achieved after a coat or two of lacquer or polyurethane finish. Some residential use shuffleboard tables have a playfield thickness even less than 2.5” but would suffice for personal use.

  • Room length :

The size of the room is another important factor. The room size should be in accordance with the size of the table or the other way round to be precise, so that there is enough space for the players to move around after the table is set. Also the door or the entry ways should be tested so that it can make room for your shuffleboard to be brought in through the door. Any table above 12’ comes in two pieces and is much easier to get into the room. A few simple tests should be done so that there are no hassles in getting your shuffleboard to get into your recreational room, before finally placing an order.

  • Design :

The ideal shuffleboard table should have a slight downward curve. This conclave curve reduces the risk of the puck sliding off the side of the board to the gutters. The ends should be a little more conclave than the center. The weather conditions can affect the curvature. Depending on the quality of the wood and the table’s finish, humidity and weather changes can often cause warping. So wood which can withstand these weather conditions should be considered. Alternatively high end tables are equipped with climatic adjusters that take care of the slight changes in the wood. The outer cabinet of the table that holds the table together is usually coated with laminates and veneers. Solid hardwood cabinet ensures a durable and heavy weight structure that would stay in place. There is a difference between the wood with which the cabinet is made and the finish. You need to be careful while reading the details described by the retailers. A maple finish is different and not the same as a maple cabinet.

  • Surface Finish

The finish on the play surface is very important. While some may prefer a solid wood surface but professional prefer a shiny polymer or lacquer coated play surface. The high quality tables bear a polymer resin finish which should be about an inch thick, so that the surface does not suffer scratches or peel offs or does not chip, crack or dent from prolonged use. Most high end tables offer a lifetime warranty on the finish, while lower quality tables use a spray on finish that has to be re-finished frequently to maintain the smoothness and evenness of the playing surface. Finally they are coated with a wax which is often comes as an accessory with the table. The wax enhances the speed of the puck on the table and is categorized according to their speed. They are rated on a scale of 1 to 3 with one creating the slowest table surface and 3 creating the super slick fast playing surface. Faster waxes are required for longer tables while slower waxes are meant for shorter lengths.

  • Scoring System :

The next important thing to look out for is the scoring system. Amateur tables have a traditional three level grids with scores pertaining to the grid where your puck lands while professional tables feature a triangular grid which has six different sections and would require much skill to score.

  • Other Features:

Most high end tables can be highly customized. You can add scoring units (electrical or abacus), light systems, glow in the dark fields etc. to the existing table unit. You can also look out for tables with storage cabinets. The legs should have levelers so that the table has an even playing surface.

Conclusion:

So by now you should be having a clear idea about a shuffleboard table. With this detailed knowledge you are unlikely to go wrong though you may be confused with the number of options that you need to choose from. But you can always narrow down the search by determining the size of the table and the budget you are comfortable with. You can then look into the finer details and finally zero in on the best shuffleboard tables 2019 model that would suit you the most.

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