I am going to review several popular makes and styles of pool tables in the following article. Pool tables are made out of wood. The kind of wood depends on the table. Some of the tables are made out of slate. This is a heavier, more durable pool table, and one of the more expensive ones. The traditional rectangular billiard table comes in 7, 8, or 9 feet sizes, 8 and 9 feet being standard competition play tables.
The first table I saw when writing my review was called The Mercury pool table. It is a standard 8 foot long table. It has a contemporary look, nothing fancy, but it’s extremely stable. The legs are thick wood and offer a tough design. The built in ball storage system is a helpful addition. No need to walk around looking for balls before each game anymore! The table is made out of a mahogany laminate. It has a beautiful, traditional look and functionality that can give you hours of entertainment. The price range is just right on this one. For it’s style and functionality, it was priced at $999 USD.
The next table I saw was known as the Liberty. It was made in a black laminate material. This one also has built in drop pockets, and also inlay sights for lining up those tough shots. The legs are pretty solid, but the feel of the table to me is short. The rails are wide, but it feels low to the ground to me. You can get matching bar stools and other goodies for this table as well. For the overall price, I would pass on this model. It’s priced at around $1900 USD.
The final table I review will be the Manchester style pool table. This table features an old world English pub style, complete with a dark antique finish. The detail work in the wood is amazing. It has hints of stressed wood to give you that hand crafted feel. Most of all it looks amazing and plays even better. A real traditional competitors table. The tapered legs offer added stability to the table, and this one boasts drop pockets for the balls as well. Of course at a price around $2300 USD this one isn’t for everybody, but if you want a well crafted table look no further than the Manchester.