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Shuffleboard Table Comparison · Olhausen VS McClure Tables

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OVERVIEW

We have a lot of respect for the Olhausen company because they’re a family owned and operated business. That sort of thing is becoming less common these days and the fact that they’ve been able to keep the company in the family for several generations is commendable.

Our critique of their tables centers on 2 main concepts.

#1: The Plastic Polymer Playboard Finish. This is a thick plastic epoxy that is poured over the top of your playboard which means you’re essentially playing on plastic. The polymer wears down and can damage easily, and it tends to warp boards. Virtually every shuffleboard manufacturer that uses the poured epoxy doesn’t even bother with a premium hardwood playboard because the end-game is being played on plastic, not the actual wood.

#2: Dealer Networks. In order to purchase the Olhausen Shuffleboard, you’re going to have to buy the table through a dealer of some sort. This means that you’re paying for added shipping and the commission for the dealer.

COMPARING GOOD-BETTER-BEST

Unlike Olhausen Shuffleboards, At McClure Tables, we don’t use a good-better-best pricing model. That’s because we’re a small craft shop. We build and sell direct-to-consumer with no middlemen or distributors. We only use the best materials in every price range. Whether you buy a table for our entry level price of $3,895 or spend up to $28,000, the cabinet, legs, and playboard are all still made from locally harvested Hard Maple.

For comparison purposes, we’ll compare features on three McClure Models in the same price range as the good-better-best marketing approach. 

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Entry Level

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York

Sizes: 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 22-foot 

Price Range: Varies by dealer

Playboard: The York has a 16″ wide playboard 2.75″ thick made of Maple

Playboard Finish: 1/4″ polymer resin top

Cabinet Construction: Tulipwood

Tulipwood is a better-sounding name for Poplar wood. Either way, this is a softwood that is used to cut down on manufacturing costs.

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Tournament

Sizes: 9, 12, 14 and 16-foot 

Price Range: $6,635-$8,185

Playboard:  Hard Maple  20″ wide playboard which is a full 2″ thick (no thick plastic poured epoxy top) and made of North American Hard Maple

Playboard Finish: Lifetime Warranty Traditional Piano Polyester Finish (10 times harder than polymer poured resins)

Cabinet Construction:  All McClure Tables cabinets, legs, and component parts are made from the same Hard Maple wood as the playboards. 

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Mid Range

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Breckenridge

Sizes: 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, and 22-foot

Price Range: $6,799 – $10,199

Playboard: 20″ wide playboard 2.75″ thick made of Maple.

Playboard Finish: 1/4″ polymer resin top

Cabinet Construction: Pine

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Pine Ponderosa

Sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22-foot

Price Range: $6,385-$7,585

Playboard:  Hard Maple 20″ wide playboard which is a full 3″ thick (no thick plastic poured epoxy top) and made of North American Hard Maple

Playboard Finish: Lifetime Warranty Traditional Piano Polyester Finish (10 times harder than polymer poured resins) 

Cabinet Construction: Pine and Oak (All McClure Tables cabinets, legs, and component parts are made from the same Hard Maple wood as the playboards.)

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Upper End

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St. Leone

Sizes: 14 and 22-foot

Price Range: $26,788-$44,663

Playboard: 20″ wide playboard 2.275″ thick made of Maple

Playboard Finish: 1/4″ polymer resin top

Cabinet Construction: Maple

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Trafalgar

Sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22-foot

Price Range: $21,995-$23,095

Playboard:  Hard Maple  20″ wide playboard which is a full 3″ thick (no thick plastic poured epoxy top) and made of North American Hard Maple

Playboard Finish: Lifetime Warranty Traditional Piano Polyester Finish (10 times harder than polymer poured resins) 

Cabinet Construction:  All McClure Tables cabinets, legs, and component parts are made from the same Hard Maple wood as the playboards. 

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