Custom Game Room Tables
Air Hockey Table - As shown: The stately construction of this air hockey table combines aristocratic looks with state of the art technology to produce a quality custom game table. The table base is constructed with cedar cypress and has been reinforced with a metal framework. The massive legs on this luxury game table are hand turned and carved from 9-inch thick solid logs of wood. All wood surfaces include a hand rubbed 10-process fine art finish. This designer game table features cutting edge Goal-Flex™ technology that allows for lighting fast, non-stop, continuous plat on this air hockey table. It includes a pearl blue, seven foot, super slick, scratch resistant playing surface and powerful blow motors for even air distribution. Special mar proof leveling feet have been used to ensure accurate leveling. All custom built game tables are shipped to your location, ready to be set up and leveled by a qualified professional.
Air Hockey Table with an Old World Style Presentation
Your game room does not have to be unattractive or disposable. With our custom built, investment quality, game tables you can furnish your Game Room in high style, with any design or theme you design. Order your custom game room furniture from Scottsdale Art Factory.
Custom Wood Air Hockey Table - This custom game table design is inspired by the historic 1900s era. View matching Custom Pool Table CFPT309. We make Air Hockey Tables that can be designed to match any Pool Table design. Handmade from solid, natural, air dried, Cedar Cypress (renewable resource timber; not kiln force dried) built in Original Craft - not reproduction - made in the same hand and materials as the original designed from the historic record. Constructed using hand hewn, mortise and tenon joins (means master crafted, not fast process). All species of wood available. Structural frames all use solid, full length timber (no fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts, and no veneers). Our true master craftsmanship ensures your custom game tables will stand the test of time becoming a true family heirloom and valuable future antiquity. All carvings hand carved by our master carvers (no cnc, faux casted resin carving, or gang carving used). Custom wood game room tables include a fine art 10-step process hand rubbed finish on par with world class antique collector standards (no spray on faux fast paint jobs). Guaranteed Forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913.
Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work
Order Any Size Or Style - We Can Help You To Design Your Game Room Furnishings (At No Extra Cost)
Designs By H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory, an American manufacturer of handcrafted custom furniture and doors based in Scottsdale, Arizona have been designing and building fine art furniture for some of the world's finest interior designers with ordinary clients as well as more prominent and successful individuals, CEOs, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over a century. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. They all want investment value and furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the ambiance of the environment for which it is intended.
Please don't be fooled by our upscale appearance. Our prices are usually lower than lesser quality, name brand, mass production, fast process imports, because "We Are The Factory," handcrafted in America since 1913.
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Custom Game Tables - Historical Origin and Design Inspiration
Although it was believed for many years to have been invented by a Brunswick Billiards employee named Bob Lemieux in 1972, Air Hockey was actually invented by a trio of Brunswick engineers - Phil Crossman, Bob Kendrick, and Brad Baldwin - who were attempting to create a game utilizing a frictionless surface, circa 1969.
The project never got off the ground and was left in mothballs for several years, but Bob Lemeiux later resurrected the project and refined the design to a certain degree. Some accounts of the story claim that Lemieux played the game on the table using a round disk and square mallets. Door bells were hooked up at each end with a photo sensor to signal a "goal". It was then decided that the "game" may appeal to a larger market and Air Hockey was born.
How much of this is truth and how much of this is the result of gaps in the story being filled in over time through multiple storytellers may never be truly known, given that Lemieux died in the early 1990s. What is certain is that the original patent references Phil Crossman, who, along with the other engineers, pioneered the frictionless table surface - and, almost by chance, created an instant classic.
Air Hockey was an immediate financial success, and by the mid-1970s there arose substantial interest in tournament play. As early as 1973, players in Houston had formed the Houston Air Hockey Association, and soon thereafter, the Texas Air-Hockey Players Association, codifying rules and promoting the sport through local tournaments at Houston pubs Carnabys, Damians,and the University of Houston. To ensure uniform play standards of the highest competitive quality, the United States Air-Table Hockey Association (USAA) was formed in 1975 by J. Phillip "Phil" Arnold, largely as an official sanctioning body.
In this way, non-player friendly rules imposed by Brunswick corporation were rendered void, and the sport of Air Hockey was secured under the control of players since that time. Since its inception, the USAA has sanctioned at least one national-level or World championship each year, crowning 12 different champions over 30 years. The USAA remains at present the only recognized worldwide player organization for Air Hockey, and has maintained a close relationship with table manufacturers and event promoters over the years.
Today, professional Air Hockey is played by a close-knit community of serious players around the world, with extensive player bases near Houston, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York City, and Boston in the United States of America, Barcelona in Spain, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, and Novgorod in Russia, and Most and Brno in the Czech Republic. From the late 1980s, Caracas, Venezuela served as a hotbed of activity; three-time World Champion Jose Mora, and other finalists originated from there. By 1999 most of the Venezuelan activity had disappeared.
On 25 August 2007, the three inventors - Crossman, Kendrick, and Baldwin - attended the Texas State Tournament at the Southfork Hotel in Plano, Texas. It is the first appearance of the three together since the game was invented in 1969-1971.
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