Your Guide to Custom Pool Tables

Your Guide to Custom Pool Tables


In the video above, the reporter offers insight into a family business with an almost century-long legacy of crafting custom pool table designs. Founded in 1923 in New York City, the company has earned a reputation for creating bespoke tables, favored by celebrities like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, with prices ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 each.

She details the meticulous process of creating these customized tables, starting with clients visiting the showroom to select various details. The tables are meticulously built in a vast 50,000-square-foot New Jersey workshop, using premium lumber sourced globally.

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The artisans carefully carve, sand, paint, and assemble each piece, ensuring the final product aligns with the client’s vision. The reporter unveils the tables’ inner workings, including an innovative subway system that separates the cue ball using magnets, ensuring seamless gameplay. The final stages involve precise installation of felt, finishing, and handcrafted pockets, tailoring each table.

Black Billiards also safeguard history by meticulously restoring antique tables, demonstrating their reverence for craft skills and heritage. Yet, the company persists in upholding traditional artisanship while delving into inventive designs such as carbon-fiber tables and convertible pool-to-dining room creations. Their dedication extends beyond the craft, encapsulating the core of this family legacy and their steadfast pursuit of excellence in the realm of pool tables.