View Full Version : Designing a New Room
11-13-2007, 09:38 AM
New here. We just built a new home and have added a 30" X 40' room especially for a custom designed billiard room. It is completely new and empty right now. We have been looking locally for a speciality designer in this field however we have had no luck. We want the best products available and an elegant room. We are looking for someone with a billiard background who could come to our home and work with us through the design and product choice process. If anyone here can help or point us in the right direction it would be mighty appreciated. Background experience recommended. Thank you.
11-13-2007, 01:58 PM
Interesting screen name you chose.
Good luck in finding someone. I'd be surprised if such a specialist in billiards room design and decoration exists.
I had a similarly sized room, but I'm now forced in this part of my life to do without it. My tables are available as of today and they are in great condition if you want a couple of excellent like-new tables for a less than like-new price. Then you could use the money saved on some other special decorations.
11-14-2007, 07:04 AM
Where are you located?
11-14-2007, 09:35 AM
JCSuperstar usually poolplayers don't have the means to create their own rooms and it's left to people who have no idea.
Spetty has a wealth of knowledge because she and her husband
created a poolplayers poolroom.
If you want to go berserk, Blatts Billiards in NYC equips the Mansions in the Sky. Antique Tables run from 30,000 to 100,000+ thousand. They usually work with decorators to the filthy rich.####
I would say two tables,proper lighting and small viewing area.Bar?
11-14-2007, 09:42 AM
There are lots of ideas that can be had from the members of this forum. There are lots of pictures to look at on the internet; pool rooms, pool tables, art, bars, lights, ambient lighting & so on.
John Parker of Auerbach Custom Cues makes some of the world's best Gameroom Furniture. The chairs & tables are made from different woods (your choice). They are heavy duty (used in Magoo's of Tulsa for 12-15 years & still look nice) & very elegant (leather cushions & foot rails)
Spetty has a great Pool Room, full of memorabilia. She would be happy to send you pictures of her great layout. Maybe that could be a direction to take or you can go in the direction of Elegante'.... Go to Google Image & see what you can find... ya never know.
Here's a post on this board about Pool Rooms;
http://www.billiardsdigest.com/ccboard/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=ccb&Number=251947&Forum=cc b&Words=pool%20room&Match=Entire%20Phrase&Searchpa ge=2&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=250850&Search=true #Post251947
Edited >> There are lots of Pool Room images on Google
11-14-2007, 08:44 PM
Sure wish I had your problem! One thing of some importance depending on where you are is having somewhere for visiting players to overnight. Again, PPPH is a fine example of that. You need to decide whether your interest is in gamblers, friends, or parties.
Room decore is probably of little importance for most serious pool players, quality and upkeep of equipment counts more. If you are mostly interested in parties just hire an interior decorator.
11-15-2007, 10:14 AM
Always glad to provide ideas /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
Dan Tobinís House
11-15-2007, 11:19 AM
You say you are looking locally but you don't say where you are.
This forum has members from around the world.
A lot are on the East Coast, but I am on the West Coast and MadMax is in Australia, many members are in Canada, I have seen post from Hawaii, Korea, China and all over Europe.
If you are serious about your post you need to be a little more forth coming with who wants what, when, where and how much are you looking to spend....or IF that is not even a consideration.
Like another poster said...I wish I had your problem....it would be great fun to have a 30'x40' empty new room and have an unlimited budget.
I would be happy to do that room myself.
If your are looking for some wall art with pool player background stories you should check into Pool Pro Max Eberle's Web Site Pool Pro Max Eberle (http://www.maxeberle.com/ART%20PAGE%202.htm)
Max is or was the house pro at Hollywood Billiards and I think he still is.
He is very good at pool and painting and he writes for Billiards Digest some times.
If you provide us with more fodder we'll flood you with some great ideas for your new room....you can then invite us all over for a Pool and Billiards Party to break in the new room. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
11-15-2007, 03:56 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote BigRigTom:</font><hr> If you are serious about your post <hr /></blockquote>
apparently he was not.
he disappeared /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-15-2007, 04:58 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote BigRigTom:</font><hr> If you are serious about your post <hr /></blockquote>
apparently he was not.
he disappeared /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>
Maybe he Transcended...ya know....JC Superstar....., or maybe he is just a really busy guy and will come back with some really interesting response to our advise. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif
11-18-2007, 09:18 PM
Still in design mode. Have picked up on a few good directions so far. Found a billiard room designer who will be here tomorrow. Decided on Brunswick, however not sure on the table yet. Hopefully will have some more answers tomorrow.
11-25-2007, 10:32 AM
Check out the floor plan with the bedroom for the mistress!
11-25-2007, 04:22 PM
You've already had some good suggestions. I also recommend looking a sales catalogs from pool table manfacturers. The sales brochures showcase the tables in some interesting rooms.
Not necessarily "superstar," but you could get some ideas on other accessories found in a fully complete game room: big screen TV, roomy couch, wet bar, dart board, pinball or video game, spectator chairs, movie posters, soda vending, etc.
You may also see different themes: sports bar, Irish pub, gentlemen's (old school) club, NASCAR, NFL, etc., etc.
Good luck. 30 x 40 is an awesome space.
11-25-2007, 06:26 PM
Thank you for all the responses. Very helpful. One thing I was wondering based on the link was the sound or "noise level" Would anyone suggest amplifying the sound of the balls instead of drowning out the sound? Isn't part of the game the sound of the balls? What is more important, the sound of the balls or the music and conversation? Actually should conversation even be going on here?
11-25-2007, 06:29 PM
One extra thing for ceebee here. What the heck is this thing you have here? Looked at the website. Not sure I understand what it is for exactly.
11-26-2007, 02:02 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote JCSuperstar:</font><hr> Thank you for all the responses. Very helpful. One thing I was wondering based on the link was the sound or "noise level" Would anyone suggest amplifying the sound of the balls instead of drowning out the sound? Isn't part of the game the sound of the balls? What is more important, the sound of the balls or the music and conversation? Actually should conversation even be going on here?<hr /></blockquote>Definitely amplyfy the sound of the ballz. The modern krapamith iz krap, the krapamith click soundz muffled (ie very soft) compared to the oldendayz (pre 1972??) bonzo-klick. And, the oldendayz bonzo-klick soundz muffled compared to the ivory-klick. Ivory-klicks havtabe heard to be beleeved. A 30' by 40' room -- u lucky bastard -- get a 12' by 6' english billiardz-snooker table -- heaven. madMac.
11-26-2007, 02:37 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote JCSuperstar:</font><hr> One extra thing for ceebee here. What the heck is this thing you have here?<hr /></blockquote>Are you asking about the BreakRak? It's a device that you can put on your table to mimic a rack of balls to help you practice your break shot without having to go and gather up all the balls and rack them again. If you do a search here, you'll find lots of good information about it. It helps a lot of people with their break shot. I can vouch that ceebee has a helluva break for an old crippled guy! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
11-26-2007, 06:33 PM
Thank you. I did go to his site. Think I will finish the room first and then consider this device. I went with the Brunswick Manhattan 9 foot. Should be installed first week of January if room is ready. Any ideas about what cues I should buy. The Brunswick dealer suggested the Brunswick house cues package. Not totally sold on that kit yet. I have been looking at different cues and learning a lot reading about them. I want to get all the best of what I can right now without learning later about something better. Thinking about a set of Predator Cues. Should I go this route?
Thank you for all the info.
11-26-2007, 09:41 PM
Forget the Brunswick cues. Nothing wrong with Predator cues IMHO, but better would be to pick out a local cue maker, ask for his advice based on your expected use, and follow it. Seems like most everybody interested in pool has their own cues nowadays anyway.
Another approach would be to locate a qualified local pool instructor and follow their advice for cues and equipment. Might even set up an arrangement for lessons for yourself and others at your pool room. A typical problem is finding enough players to keep a home room interesting. Can get boring practicing by yourself all the time.
If you are going to be practicing without a rack boy CeeBee's gaget is a good time saver, have one myself. I've seen it used at Las Vegas in a speed breaking contest, made a fun and informative game. Get a radar gun and have a ball while learning to control the CB.
I would also pay attention to room and table lighting, hand powder (not allowed on my table!) and such stuff as drinks, smoking or not, refreshments, ect. Actually I had no idea such things as billiard room designers existed.
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