SNOOKER DINING TABLES
Examples of 5ft, 6ft and 7ft tables. These are not stock items. Each table is made bespoke to individual needs. Enquiries begin with email conversations.
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SNOOKER DINING TABLES FOR SERIOUS PLAY
Matchsnooker kitchen-size 5ft, 6ft, 7ft snooker tables comply with UK pool competition standards and play a full size 2-inch (pub-size) ball. These made-to-order tables are ideal for those wanting to practice, or play a good quality social game. Any style can be created in any colour of finish. Matching snooker table tops, chairs or benches are available. Normally fitted with finest Italian slate, but with the option of a reinforced one-inch thick resin bonded, best for 5ft snooker tables, or where table manoeuvrability is required
A wide choice of luxury cloth colours is offered to coordinate with your own living space. We offer either English napped or American speed cloth
5ft snooker tables have a 60ins x 30ins play bed
We make range of furniture quality 5ft snooker tables which is the smallest play area that complies with the established integrity of billiards. Whether it be snooker, English billiards, English pool or American pool. On these we can set pockets, cushion rubbers (type and depth) and table cloth to accommodate any of these disciplines. Although most prefer to play a standard 2-inch English pool ball as used in pubs and national competitions, we can set the table to play the larger balls of full-size snooker, or American pool (this would essentially be for those looking for a practice table)
5ft pool tables for a traditional game
In the drawing rooms and dining rooms of Victorian and Edwardian England, undersize "billiard" tables were common. A 5ft table was a popular size and many are still around. Although the game of snooker began to be played later, the most popular game, particularly for the undersized tables, was 3-ball English billiards. The relatively recent popularity of English (pub) pool has now relegated traditional billiards. However, 3-ball English billiards is an ideal secondary game for a smaller table and has all the fun and skill of the modern games.
Styles of snooker dining tables
As bespoke table makers we offer an unlimited choice of styles and sizes. We can create snooker tables in any shape or dimension, either following our original designs, conventional designs or translating you own design ideas. The snooker dining table images presented here on this webpage vary between of 4.5 ft and 7ft, although featured models are size interchangeable. They are individually handmade by us according to the client's own instructions. This allows for attention to every detail, ensuring that the snooker table design is compatible with, and fits into your home, and that it also accounts for your personal dining layout preferences.
Choice of wood
We normally make snooker tables in solid oak, solid beech or solid natural pine. We also combine solid painted pine, to create an unlimited number of contrasting wood combinations. We also accept commissions in a range of exotic woods, such as walnut. We also offer our unique range of snooker dining tables with metal legs
Ball capture for snooker dining tables
We offer a range of ball-capture systems, although the most popular are the retractable bag-nets, which can be sized to capture 6-8 balls per pocket (when the table is dining mode the nets are tucked, unseen, under the table play surface). The second most popular is the drop-pocket system where the balls are collected in concealed pockets that are set inside the corner legs (normally collects 4-6 balls). The third most popular is the bucket pocket where the balls normally drop into the hollow of a wider leg. Finally, for pure snooker enthusiasts we also offer a traditional ball-rail collection.
Finishing and colour matching
The most popular snooker table finish is painted pine. We normally co-ordinate with the Farrow and Ball colour palettes, although we can match to the EU standard of RAL colour codes. Both pine, beech and oak can be finished as natural wood and in a wide range of proprietary stains. We also offer the option of self-finishing.
Square and irregular size snooker dining tables
Whilst square pool tables will normally conform to standard dimensions for a 5ft (i.e. a 5ft square table equates to the width of a conventional 10ft snooker table), we are able to create original dimensions down to 3ft square (which equates to the width of a pub size table). These are precision snooker tables, perfect for serious practice, and which may better suit your available dimensional space.
Most internet enquirers visiting this specialist site will be searching against snooker dining tables and their need to maximise game-utility against their limited available space. This requires an often-complex interchange of information between us and the client. We know from experience that it is best begun with an email conversation. So give us an initial outline as to your broad preferences and we will take it from there.
Please consider we offer a totally bespoke service. We do not sell stock items. We would normally require 4-6 weeks to complete a snooker table project.
A typical fully inclusive commission for a snooker dining table, in total, will be between £2-£4k depending on specification.
Whichever your preferred size of snooker
table, you must give careful thought to
1. Are you familiar with the cueing area required
for a snooker table and whether to optimise at competition standard or to compromise
with a shorter cue, or an occasional short-cue for tight shots. Have
you tested these variations on a room-space simulation?
2. Do you wish to play at snooker competition height
(according to your game preference) or compromise at a lower dining
height, or incorporate a variable height mechanism?
3. Have you determined the seating places required
and considered how the design options on a snooker dining table can impact on leg space?
4. Are you physically able to lift and replace a
snooker dining top and are you aware of the options on sectional tops. ----------------------------------- Our workshop:
SNOOKER DINING TABLES: KEY ISSUES
For more information E-Mail us at:
Alan Phillips Snooker
West Point Trading Park
Hull HU3 4UU
Whichever your preferred size of snooker table, you must give careful thought to these considerations:
1. Are you familiar with the cueing area required for a snooker table and whether to optimise at competition standard or to compromise with a shorter cue, or an occasional short-cue for tight shots. Have you tested these variations on a room-space simulation?
2. Do you wish to play at snooker competition height (according to your game preference) or compromise at a lower dining height, or incorporate a variable height mechanism?
3. Have you determined the seating places required and considered how the design options on a snooker dining table can impact on leg space?
4. Are you physically able to lift and replace a snooker dining top and are you aware of the options on sectional tops.