Outdoor pool table
It is a myth that pool tables are meant for game rooms. Today, families enjoy a game in their patio or garden, as much as they do in their game room. Outdoor pool tables cater to this urge to game it out in the open. Besides, they also save precious indoor space.
These pool tables are built to last and to withstand the harsh outdoor environment. Direct sunlight, heat, moisture, rain, and snow, they can take it all and yet provide you with an enjoyable gaming evening year after year. They have rust-resistant metal or light-weight aluminum chassis with a treated marine plywood bed. Adjustable feet can provide a level bed on uneven ground. Most manufacturers provide a rain-cover, and high-end models come with built-in lighting for nighttime games.
Looks-wise, they match the outdoors with their sturdy body and finishes in white, gray, green, soil, brick, and ochre shades. However, make your choice mindfully so that it blends with your type of patio or garden setting.
Mini pool tables
It often happens that billiards enthusiasts don't have spacious game-rooms to accommodate standard-sized pool tables. This does not mean they have to forego their love for billiards. The mini-sized pool tables are made for such people. Having a length of 3' to 6', these pool tables can fit cozily in smaller rooms or even in the corner of a living area. They can be placed equally comfortably in an outdoor setting.
What's more, children and adolescents can also have fun playing pool on these tables.
They are built in the Colonial or Victorian style. Made from solid wood, they have deep carvings on the side panels and ornate paw legs with inlay work. A rich leather top and leather drop pockets complete the royal, classic looks of such tables.
Made of wood, these tables are available in endearing finishes that augment any décor:
- Stain finish
- French polish
Traditional pool tables will best match like-minded interiors. Their rich, cultural feel is enhanced by elements such as dark walls, a dimly lit side-bar, ornate chairs, and wood-finish vinyl flooring.
This is the counter style of the traditional pool tables. Its youthful, contemporary, and non-conforming character reflects in the many fancy shapes. Another feature of modern pool tables is their designs that do away with the pomp and grandeur of traditional varieties. This is best observed in their light-weight aluminum or wood-panel frames that are simplistic yet elegant.
Do you love the Bauhaus design approach - sharp cuts and blunt angles and straight lines and the natural finishes of wood or metal furniture? Then go for a modern pool table.
These are not tables, but just the pool beds meant to be laid out on the floor like a carpet. You step on it and play your pool game standing! They are more playful than serious. As such, children will enjoy them, and also adults who want to be child-like at times! You can fold these billiards table-tops and carry them anywhere, so gaming while on a picnic is a doable idea.
Regular pool tables in smaller sizes - typically 6' tables are also available in light-weight, foldable designs. They can be collapsed and stored conveniently when not in use or moved outdoors for a game in the garden.
These are tables on which you can play two different games; typically, pool and table-tennis. How do you do this? The manufacturer provides a separate top for table-tennis, complete with a metal apron, along with the pool table. So, when you are in the mood for table-tennis, just place the ping pong top on the pool top and start playing. It is available in adoptive sizes that fit on different pool table sizes.