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Blast from the past!

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I don’t know how you could judge angles on this, but this table is a hippy girl’s dream come true.

Go Tigers!

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Thank you to the Bell family of Katy for allowing us to be part of your Katy Tiger pride!

Keystone Pool Table

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I am absolutely IN LOVE with this Golden West Billiards Keystone pool table! It is so beautifully crafted and so solidly built. They use MDF instead of particleboard for the slate backing and check out those dovetailed corners! There are 8 joints instead of 3! #decoratorsdream #lovelovelove

Is it a dining table or a pool table?

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Elegant Fusion table. You’d never know its hiding a billiards table!

How cool is this?

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We just finished the installation of this Italian ultra-contemporary table. Both rustic and contemporary styles are outselling traditional styles this year. What are your tastes?

Beautiful installations

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Beautiful install by Stephanie Quisenberry http://www.quisenberrydesign.com/ Keystone pool table by Golden West Billiards Photo by Stan Kwan Photography.

Selling your used table

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Do you want to sell your used pool table in the greater Houston area? Well first, this makes us sad because it means that you are no longer getting joy from playing pool.  Unless of course your family is growing and you need the space – in that case “Yay for you!” This is one of the hardest things for us to answer because no one wants to know that the table they bought 5 years ago isn’t worth a…

A cautionary tale – 8/22/15

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Today we were reminded of the hazards of purchasing used pool tables without the help of a professional. During the week, Eliza and I took numerous calls from a gentleman who had purchased a used pool table online from another individual.  He was told that the model was a Sunset II but that it had sustained some damage during a move.  The rails had been chipped and gouged when the original owners had turned it upside down without disassembling it…

What I’ve learned about pool tables in my 35+ years in the industry.

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Once upon a time a well-known cue manufacturer (now retired) was quoted in a well-known billiard magazine (now defunct) that the way to insure that your pool table was level was to pour boiling water on the legs and carpet at the time of installation. WHAT??!?!?!?! Is ALL the information that is published that crazy? Nope, but the high preponderance of Internet blogs and forums has greatly diluted the quality of billiard information available. We suggest that if you don’t…

Listen to your customers!

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Last week I was reminded how important it is to not just hear, but to listen and understand what your customer is asking for. The owner of a relatively new pool hall called and asked us to perform a third party inspection on pool tables they had recently ordered from another vendor. They wanted to file a dispute for a portion of a $40,000 purchase. They felt very strongly that the tables they ordered were not what was delivered. If…