Shuffleboard Table Buyer's Guide

Our "Shuffleboard Table Buyer's Guide"  contains important information that you should consider when purchasing a shuffleboard table. With the help of this guide you'll be able to spot the difference between cheap knock-offs and quality shuffleboard tables.


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Please take the time to read this shuffleboard table buyer's guide for information on what to look for in a shuffleboard table. We wrote this buying guide to provide you with general information about buying a shuffleboard table. It is very easy to determine the difference in tables by looking closely at their features.  Quality shuffleboard tables will have a number of attributes, including:


Shuffleboard Table Climatic Adjusters

shuffleboard climate adjuster

The purpose of climatic adjusters is to allow for climate changes and keep the play surface from warping. A shuffleboard surface should have a slight concave to it so the pucks do not fall off the sides of the board. Because the play surface is not perfectly flat, it is necessary to occasionally adjust the board.


Shuffleboard Material

The very best wood to use for the shuffleboard surface is North American maple, a wood that only grows on the North American continent. This wood has withstood the test of time. This is the type of wood found on antique shuffleboard tables built in the mid 40’s and still in use today -- 60 years later. There are other woods that can be used that are also suitable, but maple wood is the best and it only grows in North America. All our McClure tables are made in Michigan where all the maple we use is from local sources. Many factories are located very far away from the area of the world where good maple wood grows. We use only hard rock maple the very best wood on all the McClure Shuffleboard Tables that are made in our own factory.

Shuffleboard Playing Surface Finish

The finish of the table board is also very important and with the technology available today we have developed a finish that will allow us to put a lifetime warranty on a traditional board finish. We still offer the polymer poured epoxy finish for those who prefer or when ordered with custom logo or graphic decals on the board surfaces. See our video here to find out more about the traditional Shuffleboard Table finish


Shuffleboard Glue Design

All our McClure table boards are made in our own factory in Michigan. We glue them up in our own state of the art radio frequency press using locally harvested hard maple. Most shuffleboard companies buy tops from other butcher block factories we make all our own tops in house.

Shuffleboard Cabinet Design

Many factories produced shuffleboard tables with veneer or laminated cabinets. A laminated cabinet can be more durable for a commercial location but often words like Micro Laminated or Black laminate are an indication the cabinet is made with MDF or particleboard. At McClure Tables all our cabinets are handcrafted out of solid wood we do not use any veneer or laminated materials. Many factory produced tables the deck or part that board sits on is MDF we only use a 3/4 inch shop grade hardwood plywood. We offer a variety of styles and wood choices for the cabinet design and this is what impacts the cost of the Shuffleboard Table.

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To learn more about what to look for in a shuffleboard table we have an in-depth PDF download and a series of emails and video presentations available if you sign up to our buying guide at the top of this page. We won't try to sell you something or bombard you with emails we will simply provide you the best information available to help you decide what shuffleboard table will best suit your needs. Sign up above for our Shuffleboard Table Buyers Guide

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