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What Pool Table Should I Buy for My Husband?

What Pool Table Should I Buy for My Husband?

My husband has been wanting a pool table, well, since forever, and I cant listen to him talking about it anymore. So I decided that I am going to buy him one.

I am not sure what to do since I know nothing about pool. I want him to have a nice big pool table but it has to be pretty too. I will not accept something ugly in my house.

I imagine this is a classic one:

I also really don't know how much you're supposed to pay for a good pool table.

  • So, who makes the best pool tables?
  • How much should I invest?
  • Is it possible to have it made out of a nice wood with nice engraving?

What Pool Table Should I Buy for My Husband?

Replies & Comments

  1. poolboyFenwick on 12/21/2010 2:07:23 PM

    These are just my thoughts, but if I were in your husbands shoes I would like to be involved in the selection of the pool table.

    How about a nicely gift-wrapped box with a card inside saying, "Merry Christmas, one pool table from your loving wife"?

    Then the two of you could do some searching on the web and go pool table shopping together.

  2. poolboydoublestarsports on 12/22/2010 2:32:13 AM

    Do a google search for "classic pool table" and choose the one you like best. Then spend some time and do some comparison shopping. Some sites list pool table prices and some do not.

  3. poolboypoolboy on 12/22/2010 4:57:11 AM

    The thing is that my hubby is abroad and he can't come back until the 10th of January. I know... terrible. That's why I was asking you guys for advice on buying a pool table.

  4. poolboyMitch Alsup on 12/22/2010 6:37:35 PM

    There is a tiered pricing formula in new billiard tables today:

    • under $1300 - stay away from these tables
    • under $1800 - slate, but some dubious construction materials in use
    • under $2500 - tollerably good tables, solid wood construction
    • under $4000 - really nice "piece of furnature" tables, solid hardwood construction
    • About $7000 - professional tables

    Also expect to add about $300 - $500 for a bunch of pool cues and other poo table accessories. For example, a set of really good billiards balls from Aramith will run around $200.

    Stick with name-brand pool tables: Connelly, Brunswick, Olhausen, Diamond, etc. Brunswick probably has the widest range of selection, while Olhausen has the best on-line configuration tools to customize your pool table. Diamond has the highest regard by professional players, but are a bit odd in styling department. They resemble a commercial pool table more than a piece of furniture for the home. Connelly is having and has had some financial difficulties in 2009 so you might avoid those.

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What Pool Table Should I Buy for My Husband?

  • Title: What Pool Table Should I Buy for My Husband?
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  • Published: 12/21/2010 7:38:33 AM