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Pool Cue Lockers or Locking Pool Cue Storage


Pool Cue Lockers or Locking Pool Cue Storage

I am looking for the best (smallest) multi-user locking cue rack cabinet or cue locker.

I've been looking around for a cabinet for a bar that would allow patrons to have a fairly safe locker for their cues. It may even be worth giving out lockers to good patrons for free so they have a reason to come back to this particular bar.

I was imagining it would look like the mailboxes that are in apartment complexes (for example: mailboxes.com/pdf/verticals.pdf) but would be tall enough to leave a two piece cue in a small case in. This design seems ideal because it would allow the bar owner to open all the boxes at once to do maintenance etc (like when patrons loose/forget their key).

I've seen bars that have custom made cabinets like this, but from a carpenter its must be horribly expensive.

Anyone know of anything like what I am looking for?

Nick

Pool Cue Lockers or Locking Pool Cue Storage

Replies & Comments

  1. guestbilliardsforum on 6/1/2007 8:31:21 PM

    Don't ask me how I know this, but what you are looking for is called "cluster mailboxes" or "fromt/rear loading horizontal mailboxes". They are also called "4c" or "4b" mailboxes. The only problem you'll have is that they aren't very deep.

    I'd be thinking about safety deposit boxes. these are deep, and have drawers but are probably massively expensive. You can get the mailboxes that are open in the rear, and thus, you can administer from behind a secure area and you may be able to extend the depth with some simple construction.

    Also, check this pool cue locker system out at Michigan University "Billiards and Games Room" (umich.edu/~billiard/services.html):

    If you have a pool cue but don't want to carry it around campus with you, consider renting a cue locker at the Billiards & Games Room for pennies a day:

    With the high rate of pool hall closures, you can probably find used pool cue lockers easily on eBay for a fraction of the price.

  2. guestguest on 6/1/2007 10:27:58 PM

    Thats interesting, I had pictured the cue being upright so it would only need to be a 2-3 inches deep, but 35 inches high. That way it could go up against a wall and not take up much floor space like a traditional wallmount cue rack. But for large numbers of cues making it 35 inches deep so the cue lays flat like the umich locker is interesting. I'll continue thinking about this and will post back if I find anything.

  3. guestbilliardsforum on 6/3/2007 7:25:10 PM

    Got it. For some reason my mind went straight to the smaller deeper ones.

    But personal pool cues are usually two-piece, and owners prefer to store them in a protective pool cue case. I am not sure I would want to store my pool cue in a locker without the case. They tend to dent and ding easily.

    Also, I think most pool players are taking more than just the pool cue with them to the pool hall. Think billiard accessories, etc. If someone wants the convenience of keeping a cue at the pool hall, it is likely they would also want to keep the other items there as well.

    But, here are some examples the type of pool cue lockers you are looking for. These three are from Spinster Billiards, a cue sports manufacturer and distributor and retailer based out of Australia and also with distribution in the UK.

    Spinster International Pty Ltd

    Potts Road, Langwarrin Victoria 3910

    spinsterbilliards.com.au 0411 239 788 UK contact: jaysonwaller@spinsterbilliards.co.uk

    Here are the three pool cue locker models they make. Each is pictured in order from left to right. 1. Club - $970, and measures 39" wide, 7" deep, and 65" high. Each unit contains 8 lockers. Each locker can hold 4 cues.2. Traditional - $985, and measures 39" wide, 7" deep, and 96" high. Each unit contains 8 lockers. Each locker can hold 4 cues.3. Deluxe - * Club - $970, and measures 39" wide, 7" deep, and 65" high. Each unit contains 8 lockers. Each locker can hold 4 cues. * Traditional - $985, and measures 39" wide, 7" deep, and 96" high. Each unit contains 8 lockers. Each locker can hold 4 cues. * Deluxe - $1550, and measures 44" wide, 8" deep, and 70" high. Each unit contains 10 lockers. Each locker can hold 2 cues.550, and measures 44" wide, 8" deep, and 70" high. Each unit contains 10 lockers. Each locker can hold 2 cues. NOTE: dimensions rounded to the nearest inch.

    Here are a few other things to keep in mind if you are going to offer pool cue lockers to your customers: 1. Master Key - Who will have a master key? The owner will obviously, but will your employees? Do you trust your employees?2. Waivers - Have your customers sign waivers releasing the establishment of liability for the items. Do this regardless of whether you rent the pool cue lockers or provide them free of charge.3. Additional Insurance - Your insurance company will not likely pay for your customer's property that is stored in your pool hall without you having to add additional coverage specifically for that. Here are a few homemade pool cue lockers I have seen in the wild:

    Homemade billiard cue locker at Mystic Billiards:

    This one, made by the pool hall owners has 72 lockers in total. 19 small, 28 medium, and 24 large, and they rent them out on a yearly lease.

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Pool Cue Lockers or Locking Pool Cue Storage

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