Understanding the Pros and Cons of Used Shuffleboard Tables

Shuffleboard tables are a game room essential, but they’re definitely an investment piece. These furniture-game tables cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. So, you begin the hunt for a used shuffleboard table that fits your space and your needs. Today, we’re going to look at the pros and cons of buying used shuffleboard tables to help you find the perfect table!

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How to Receive Oversized Shuffleboard Tables

New shuffleboard tables come in all sizes from modest 9’ tables to oversized 22’ tables. For large rooms and open spaces, you want an oversized table. After all, the longer the table, the more challenging the game is! How do you get 22’ shuffleboard table inside your house or business, though? Oversized tables need special care to make sure everything goes according to plan and nobody gets hurt. Today, we’re going to go through the steps of receiving and unloading an oversized shuffleboard table.

Completely Assembled Shuffleboard
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Shuffleboard Basics: How To Shoot a Shuffleboard Puck

Time to take it back to the basics. Shuffleboard has been a beloved table game since the early 20th century, with various iterations across the globe. As a pastime, shuffleboard is both a spectator sport, and a casual game to play with friends and strangers alike. It can be intimidating to play shuffleboard if you’ve never really played properly before. Today, we’re going to go over some shuffleboard shooting basics, so that the next time you’re in a bar or arcade, you’ll be ready for a game or two.

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Best Shuffleboard Silicone Spray and How to Use It

A major aspect of owning a shuffleboard table is maintenance. In addition to putting away the weights after each game, there’s regular dusting, sweeping, and polishing that needs to be done. Once that’s finished, there’s also silicone spray, and other implements.

Why use silicone spray? What is silicone spray used for? Silicone spray for shuffleboards is key to making each game better than the last. Silicone spray provides a slick, smooth surface for pucks to glide on, and for wax to adhere to. The silicone also protects the beautiful playing surface from puck damage. A shuffleboard table is more than a game; it’s an heirloom piece that can be loved and used for years to come, but only with proper care. That’s why silicone spray is so important to use on shuffleboard tables.

At Shuffleboard.net, we love sharing our passion for the sport with our customers. Today, we’re going to explore some options for silicone spray, how to apply silicone spray, and where to buy silicone spray.

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7 Best Places to Buy Used Shuffleboards

For any shuffleboard enthusiast, owning your own table is the best way to continue to hone your skills. Gathering friends for mini tournaments is a fantastic way to spend an evening. Shuffleboard tables are an investment for your home or business. They require careful consideration, as well as continual maintenance.

Playcraft Georgetown Shuffleboard Table
Playcraft Georgetown Shuffleboard Table

There are many affordable shuffleboard tables that will help you stay within a certain budget. On the other hand, sometimes you can buy a better quality used table that’s been well taken card of. High quality shuffleboard tables are built to last, and you’ll want to ensure the one you buy is in good condition, or it could lead to costing you more money than initially planned. We put together this list of places to buy used shuffleboard tables to help you in the process.

Tip: Before you get started, check out some of these articles that will help you decide which table to buy and how to situate it in your home.

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What are Climate Adjusters and Why They Matter

When purchasing a shuffleboard table for home play, there are a few things you need to be aware of for maintenance purposes. Your beautiful shuffleboard should last for years and years of hearty gameplay, but proper care will keep your table looking and playing great.

Most casual players know about using shuffleboard wax and silicone spray. However, once you own a shuffleboard, you need to pay attention to tension of the play surface. Climate adjusters are what keeps the surface tension of your shuffleboard ideal for playing.

Today, we’re going to explore climate adjusters—what they do and how to use them to keep your table in its best playable condition.

14′ Gaston Shuffleboard Table by Plank and Hide Co.

What are Climate Adjusters?

Most shuffleboard tables are crafted from hardwood, which is sturdy and durable, but it is also porous. In humid weather, the board can actually expand. In drier, cooler weather, the wood can contract, or pull away. This expanding and contracting can cause warping and misalignment. As you can imagine, a warped shuffleboard does not make for good playability. Warping effects speed and accuracy. Climate adjusters are a mechanism typically consisting of a threaded stud that sits between two brackets and allow you to adjust your shuffleboard board table according to the temperature and humidity throughout the year.

The ideal shuffleboard is slightly concave, to prevent the weights from falling off the board and into the gutter. To maintain the slight concave, climate adjusters are often included in with quality shuffleboard tables or they can installed underneath the board.  Climate adjusters are made of a pair of straight support beams, kept in place with four or six bolts. Each beam has at least one bolt on either side for ideal tension. The sets of adjusters should be placed about three to four feet apart from each other.

Testing Your Shuffleboard

To test how concave your shuffleboard is, lay a straight edge ruler or leveler on the surface of the board. If you can slide a piece of paper under the leveler , your board is just the right amount of concave. The center of the table should be less concave than the ends, creating a smoother play surface.

Adjusting Your Shuffleboard

If your table has too much of a dip in the middle, it is time to adjust it. To decrease the distance between the climate adjusters, leveling out the playfield, first loosen the bolts located between the adjusters. Next, slowly tighten the outer bolts, bringing the adjusters closer together.

If your table is convex, with the center bending upwards, it needs to be adjusted in the opposite way. First, loosen the outside bolt on both sides. Then, tighten the inside bolt using two turns and repeat on other side.

For more information on adjusting shuffleboard climatic adjusters, read: How to Adjust Climatic Adjusters.

Taking Care of Your Shuffleboard Table

As you get more familiar with your table, you will be able to tell when it needs to be adjusted. Taking care of your shuffleboard, before and after playing not only helps keep your table in top shop but can help you become a better player in the long run.

Climate adjusters are crucial for a great shuffleboard table. At Shuffleboard.net, each table in our collection has been specially selected for high quality craftsmanship, durability, and remarkable playability. Find your next shuffleboard for your home or business, with superior climate adjusters in our  easy-to-navigate catalog.

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More Shuffleboard Tips and Tricks:

  1. The Best Shuffleboard Table Brands
  2. Buyer’s Guide to Shuffleboard Weights
  3. The 5 Best Shuffleboard Tables Within Your Budget

The Best Shuffleboard Table Brands

Who makes the best shuffleboard tables? In this article, we’ll show you six of the best Shuffleboard Table Brands that stands amidst giants like Olhausen and Champion.

In the market for shuffleboard table and don’t know where to start? In this post, we’ll share five of the best Shuffleboard Table Brands. The market is full of cheap shuffleboard tables, made of flimsy materials, that will need to be replaced quickly. Here’s a secret to buying wisely: buy a higher quality table that will last through years of play rather than replacing it after a couple of games. At Shuffleboard.net, we look for durability, craftsmanship, and high quality materials.

There are plenty of cheap shuffleboard tables out there that are made of flimsy materials. The brands we’ll cover today are known for their durability, craftsmanship, and quality materials.

Best Shuffleboard Table Brands

The 22″ Dominator Shuffleboard Table by Hudson. One of the best tables in the world!

This list was most recently updated in January 2022, to reflect the current market.

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Buyer’s Guide to Shuffleboard Weights

Table shuffleboard weights determine game play and how challenging the game is. The size of your table determines the size of weight you will need. Whether you’ll be playing casual games or buying for tournament play, having the right size weights enhances the game experience. Challenge yourself with high quality weights. As the experts on shuffleboards, Shuffleboard.net has a few tips on shopping for shuffleboard weights. Use our guide to get you started.

Set of 8 Alumi Cap Venture Shuffleboard Weights
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The 5 Best Shuffleboard Tables Within Your Budget

When shopping for a shuffleboard table for your home game room or bar, price is always a consideration. You don’t have to pay top dollar for a good quality table.  Look for features that are important to you—length, style, materials—when choosing between different models. Find the table with the most bang for your buck with our guide.

Where to find the best shuffleboard tables?

Shuffleboard.net offers an incredible selection of beautiful shuffleboard tables with prices for every budget.  Our price match guarantee means if you find a table advertised lower elsewhere, we will match that price to earn your business!

Best Shuffleboard Tables Under Your Budget

Here’s a list of a list of quality tables that are stylish, durable, and affordably priced.

1) The Woodbridge

The Woodbridge shuffleboard table by Playcraft

The Woodbridge is the best table when you’re trying to budget around $1,000 for a shuffleboard table.

The Woodbridge by Playcraft is an ideal home shuffleboard. The Woodbridge is available in a variety of finishes, to match seamlessly with the rest of your furniture and home décor, and in lengths from 9’ -16’. The hardwood playfield is finished with 10 smooth coats of polyurethane for accurate gameplay.  One-piece legs give superior stability. The Woodbridge will transform your home game room.

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