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A Guide To Shuffleboard Sizes And Your Home

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One of the most frequently asked questions I receive at McClure Tables is “How much room does a shuffleboard table require?” When it comes to shuffleboard size, tables run the gamut from 9 feet to 22 feet in length. No matter how big or small your home is, it’s possible for us to create a shuffleboard table that can fit into your room. Generally, we create tables in 2 foot increments starting at the 12 foot size shuffleboard table, but we will create a custom size for your home.

So when it comes down to answering the question, “How much room does a shuffleboard table require,” the simple answer is “How much room do you have?” By measuring and testing out the space for your new table, knowing what kind of gameplay you would like for you and your guests, the process of figuring out table is right for you can be extremely simple. Check out our guide below to figuring how much room you need for a shuffleboard and start thinking about your new table.

Considerations For Shuffleboard Table Size

When it comes to thinking about what size of shuffleboard table you want to purchase, one factor to keep in mind is that you’ll want two feet behind the table clear of any obstructions. This is ample room for a player to get behind and bend over for proper stance and shooting position. As for your room’s side to side space, it’s easier to manage as you can put a table right next to the wall. If you have an electronic score unit you may need to move the cabinet 3 to 4 inches away from the wall to allow for room to clear the score unit mounting pole between the cabinet and your wall. However, all play is done inside of the cabinet so you do not need any space on each side of the table beyond the inside edge of the cabinet.

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Room Access

We’ve seen it time and time again… Some doors are too small and some hallways are too narrow. In order to prepare your home for your new gaming investment, it’s important to measure and do some test runs to make sure you have the proper space. Remember, these boards and pieces that make up your shuffleboard table don’t bend and can be extremely heavy. Start by maneuvering a long board (a 2 inches x 10 inches if possible), throughout your home’s hallways to make sure you have clean lines into the room that will house your table.

Once you have ensured that you can get your table into your room, it’s also important to ensure that your room is an accurate fit. It’s best to take a board that can be 2-3 inches thick and 18 to 20 inches wide, and depending on your table length, anywhere from 10 foot 8 inches up to 20 foot 8 inches long into the room. While measuring is accurate, sometimes it pays to see a piece of wood in your room that will actually be the size of your completed shuffleboard table.

As for the cabinets that house the board, any table over 12 feet are made in two pieces so they are much easier to get into the room. With some of the more common sizes, 14 foot and 16 foot shuffleboard tables, you are talking the equivalence of a 7 to 8 foot sofa or couch into the room. Again because every shuffleboard table made in our woodshop is hand crafted and custom made, we can and have made even the 12 foot cabinets in two pieces. We have even done smaller cabinets like this, 10 foot and 11 foot long tables, when necessary.

If you’re at a complete loss how to get a table into your home, we’ve had customers use cranes and lifts to bring them in through upstairs windows. Additionally, we have put tables though basement windows. Whether through conventional or unconventional methods, we can put almost any shuffleboard size in your home.

Best Shuffleboard Table Length

Most people want to get as large of a table as will fit in their room and the best size, closest to the full length regulation play, is a 16 foot shuffleboard table. The difference from a 16 to 22 foot is not that noticeable in play. While you can still have fun on 12 and 14 feet shuffleboard tables, when you get down to a 9 foot table, the playing surface is a little on the short side and not near as challenging.

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Shuffleboard Table Width

The playing surface width is equally as important, especially if you are going to use a 12 or 14 foot size table, Many import lines offer 15 and 16 feet boards on the less expensive tables. The pucks are 2 1/4 to 2 5/16 inches wide, so it is much more difficult to get around or play the game on the narrow tables. That is why at McClure Tables, we do not make any tables less than 18 inches wide. Only our Competitor model is 18 inches wide and this gives you the full size table play and feel, but in a more economical size. This fall, we will have a new model in the economical $3600 price range that will have a full 20 inches wide board available in our most popular sizes, 12, 14 and 16 foot size only.

Answering the question, “How much room does a shuffleboard table require?,” is as simple as knowing your own home. Remember, test out your house to make sure that the pieces of the table that you are interested can make it through doorways and hallways unscathed. Then, ensure you offer ample room (2 feet is best) for players to play shuffleboard without obstruction. By keeping all of this in mind, you’ll be able to buy the shuffleboard that is right for your home and be extremely happy with your purchase.

37 thoughts on “A Guide To Shuffleboard Sizes And Your Home

  1. w darrell martin says:

    interested in a table, any used available; space limitation is probably 14-16 feet but I think 20 inches wide okay.

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Hi Darrell,

      Can you please call Todd at 800-565-0977? He can answer any of your questions you may have.

  2. Beth says:

    Hi I’m redoing my kitchen family room. I’ve got an 11 ft island and was wondering if it would be possible to build a 9 ft shuffle board table that comes out like a drawer with legs? In essence, a hidden sb table that I can pull out when we want to play. Crazy idea?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Beth,

      Thanks for your interest in McClure! This probably could be built, but the custom design and woodworking would most likely be fairly expensive. Feel free to contact us at (800) 565-0977 with more information about your request and we’ll see what we can come up with for you.

      Thanks,

      McClure Tables

  3. Roger Wingertsahn says:

    What is the weight of a 20 foot shuffle board board?

    I thank you for your time in this matter.

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Hi Roger,

      Thanks for your interest in McClure Tables! A 20-foot shuffleboard playboard itself weighs roughly 600 lbs., though the shipping weight is over 700 lbs. when the board is packaged up in a crate. Feel free to give us a call at (800) 565-0977 if you have any additional questions.

      Thanks,

      McClure Tables

      1. Joe says:

        I am interested in a 14 foot – 20 inches wide economical line you discussed above
        My cell is 609-226-4163
        Can we speak on Friday

        Thanks

        Joe

  4. Jeff says:

    How heavy is the single piece playing surface used with your 18 foot table?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for your question! An 18-foot hard maple playing surface would weigh about 450 pounds or so.

      If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a shout at 800-565-0977. We’d be happy to help!

      Thanks,

      McClure Tables

  5. David says:

    Is there any possibility of having a 16ft table that can be shipped in two 8ft pieces, then assembled on location?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Hi David,

      Thanks for your interest in McClure! Yes we can – the 16-foot cabinets are designed to ship in two 8-foot pieces, and we can also build the playing surface in two halves by request. We would definitely be able to install and assemble the table at your location for you.

      If you have any additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 800-565-0977. We’d be happy to help out!

      Thanks,

      McClure Tables

  6. Pauly says:

    Only have room for a 9′ table. Question is will it be challenging enough to be really fun?
    Thx

  7. Pauly says:

    Before moving forward. If I only have room for a 9′ table will it be challenging enough to play on that small of table?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Hi Pauly

      A 9′ table is not as must of a challenge as a 12′ or longer but we have not had any customers complain who have bought them. We do build them ourself’s and custom build we charge a little more for custom size but we can make 10 or 10.5′ tables. The length is to the outside of cabinet and you need about 24-30″ behind to stand and shoot

  8. Kevin Smith says:

    We are interested in a 16′ x 20″ cherry finished table . Have you started to produce your economic line ? Cost? Delivery time? Who puts this together?

    K Smith

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Kevin yes we have these tables out now see them here http://www.mccluretables.com/p-393-14-contempo-shuffleboard-table.aspx

  9. Lisa says:

    Is there a way to make a 10 foot table adjustable I could store it as a small piece and make it larger when we want to use it. Maybe like a leaf in a dining room table?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      We can make dinning tops for tables but not make them adjustable in length

  10. Matt says:

    I have 21′ from wall to wall ( length wise). What size table would you rcommend for that space?

  11. Dave says:

    can a 22 foot playing surface be cut in half and assembled and if so how is the playability given that it has been pieced together? Is it as good as a one piece or are their considerable draw backs to this two piece assembly?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      We do make boards in 2 piece but I would not say they are as good as a one piece board, but they do work and bolt together just fine. A little tricky when you have to adjust the convex and concave of board near center is all

  12. Dan says:

    Two questions. I have a garage that is 18 feet wide. You think a 14 foot table will fit and be comfortably playable or should I go 12. Longer is my preference.

    Second, and more important, part, will having it in a garage and this subject to some elements (cold/heat) affect the playing surdace. If there anything custom that can be done for this?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      To answer your first question a 12 foot would be better the second question for the climate you are not going to have any trouble as long as you are sure of the type of wood used. This is why we use locally harvested hard maple to make our shuffleboards for the stability of the wood in climate variations.

  13. Domingo perales says:

    I have a 22′ American table I believe it’s 1950 question do they make longer tables and how long? Thanks domingo

    1. Todd McClure says:

      Yes we still make tables that long today but at one time they made shuffleboard tables 26 foot long

  14. George Lamb says:

    Can I get a 14. Ft table with the top in 2 7 ft pieces to get it in my basement how heavy would each piece be and what would the cost be

    1. Todd McClure says:

      We can do two piece play boards it is $300 additional charge on any model

  15. Gary Price says:

    What is the height of the playing surface and the outer box of a 9ft table ? Not the height from floor up just the height of the box itself?

    Thanks

    1. Todd McClure says:

      I am not sure are you talking about the side of the cabinet box? Most of our tables are 6-8″ deep for the shuffleboard cradle

  16. Josh says:

    Sorry for the rookie question, but when we are examining table lengths: Does a 12′ table mean a 12′ playing surface, or does that mean the total cabinet length is 12′?

    Thanks!

    1. Todd McClure says:

      No Rookie Shuffleboard Table questions here on this blog. We speak in shuffleboard table terms as for the length is always the outside of the cabinet. The play board is normally 16″ shorter than the shuffleboard table.

  17. Stu says:

    What are the actual overall length and width of your 14′ table?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      The cabinet is exactly 14′ long we make both 26″ or 31″ wide cabinets, most models have specs on the web site

  18. Justin says:

    I currently have a 20ft+ ? Table. I was considering removing part of it and changing it to a 16 ft table so I can move it into a game room instead of the living room. Any recommendations?

    1. Todd McClure says:

      You can cut down a table if you want but need to refinish and remark the lines

  19. bob koppes says:

    Hi, I need a table for my game room With a play surface 10′ x15″ and overall 11’L, is this possible? Price? Thanks Bob

    1. Todd McClure says:

      We can custom build a shuffleboard table to your size

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