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Antique Rock-Ola Shuffleboard Score Unit

McClure Tables makes reproductions of the original Rock-Ola shuffleboard tables just like they were made in 1948 and 1949. We also buy, sale and restore antique Rock-Ola shuffleboard tables. To find good working score units is very rare. We have often traded boards, new tables and bought other antique tables we did not even want just to get the Rock-Ola score unit. We manufacture an exact replica of the original antique score units just they work on solid state LED panels not old electro mechanical circuits.

We put together this short video on an old Antique Rock-Ola shuffleboard score unit. We have more video’s coming and more articles to show the complete restoration process from start to finish.

If you have an old antique Rock-Ola shuffleboard table and are looking to get it restored we offer complete restoration services. We have several fully restored antique Rock-Ola tables in stock for sale. Call us at 800-565-0977 if you want to find out more information about antique Rock-Ola shuffleboard Tables.

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The Benefits of Putting a Game Room in Your Attic

In almost every home there is an unused or underutilized space that presents the perfect opportunity for a game room. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than in the attic.

While most people put their game rooms in the basement, these dark, windowless spaces have a tendency to feel constricting. Because of the wiring and other details below the first floor that usually needs to remain somewhat exposed, unimaginative dropped ceilings are generally used in basements, robbing the space of any height.

In homes with an attic, you can take advantage of the peaked ceiling and exposed beams to create a space that is aesthetically pleasing and more inviting than a finished basement would be. Rather than having your game room feel like a subterranean lair, the space will instead have the essence of a penthouse play-space.

Embrace the structural look and go with a bare-bones approach to the design of the room. Don’t cover up the beams with ceiling tiles but instead enjoy the cathedral look.

Hang antique ceiling lamps from the rafters, or at least old-fashioned looking fixtures, to highlight the rustic nature of the space. If you have any old-school paraphernalia like street signs or aged movie posters, this is the perfect spot to hang these pieces.

Since the attic runs the length of the household, you should have plenty of space to store an extra long shuffleboard. At 22-feet, the Rock-Ola shuffleboard table from McClure Tables is not only the perfect length, but it has a classic, old school look to it that would fit in nicely with almost any design scheme. One thing to keep in mind is you are probable going to need a lift or crane to get the shuffleboard playing surface in the attic. We once installed an antique Rock-Ola shuffleboard on the 3rd floor of an old home where the attic was converted to a game room.

Since you’ll be playing above the rest of the house, make sure you put thick carpeting down throughout the space so that sound won’t travel down through the rafters. This way, you can have a unique and inconspicuous hideaway with ample space to unwind and enjoy a game of shuffleboard.

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Rock-Ola 16 Foot Shuffleboard in Solid Walnut & Maple Wood

We create all our shuffleboard tables here in Michigan. We took these pictures today of a custom 16 foot shuffleboard table made for a client with solid walnut legs, horse collar, and sub frame.

16 foot Rock-Ola Walnut Shuffleboard Table

Rock-Ola 16 foot shuffleboard table made with solid walnut wood.

We even try to source as many component parts as we can made in the USA. Every detail on this score unit is as the original antique shuffleboards. The glass on the score unit is not plexiglass but real tempered glass that is printed in Michigan. The score unit poles are fabricated and powder coated in the original green made also in Michigan. We also offer a optional metal lamp shade and pole kit also made in the USA. If you have an original antique Rock-Ola we offer original replacement glass as well as other Rock-Ola shuffleboard replacement parts you can buy here.

Rock-Ola Shuffleboard Score Unit
Rock-Ola solid walnut wood score unit

With attention to detail even the decal on the score unit is reproduced as the originals were even the mis-spelled word wates. On the original Rock-Ola play surfaces we have restored many and have found all types of spellings for this, pucks, weights, and wates on the board play surface but all the score units we have seen they used the word wates.

Solid Walnut Shuffleboard Horse Collar & Legs
Solid walnut horse collar and legs

Many times I hear people who talk about how the original antique Rock-Ola shuffleboards used a horse collar (the round curved end of the cabinet) that was made out of solid mahogany. We have seen dozens and restored several but have never seen one with mahogany horse collar. The only thing mahogany was the color stain or finish used. Today with our originals if you want mahogany wood we will make one for you custom out of any wood. We usually offer black American Walnut and Michigan hard maple wood, as we try to have a low environmental impact sourcing our hardwoods from local Michigan timber

Rock-Ola coin operated storage box

 

We make a replica of the coin box and it has a glass face with LED lamps inside to illuminate the box. It doubles as a storage box for shuffleboard supplies. We have some other pictures here of the box open with our Adroit shuffleboard wax that we hand mix in here in Michigan. Shuffleboard wax is often called powder, sand, cheese, or salt but is made with a special material that helps the pucks slide down the board.

 

Rock-Ola Shuffleboard Storage cabinet

 

Here is a picture of the box open and it is large enough to store a set of pucks and two cans of silicone spray or wax. We do also offer in a fully functional coin operated unit for commercial use then the box would store money instead of shuffleboard supplies.

 

We also have a storage compartment in the bottom of our score unit that can store pucks or shuffleboard weights. see the image below of our score unit with the cabinet open

 

Shuffleboard Table Rock-Ola Score unit

We are always updating our web site and every image of all the shuffleboard tables you see on our web site were not made just to photograph. They are all custom made for our customers and now are proudly in some customers home for family fun.

Shuffleboard Table Rock-Ola

You can have your own custom shuffleboard table like this one handcrafted by McClure Tables at our Grand Rapids facility. Visit our site for more details or give Todd a call at 800-565-0977.

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Rock-Ola Shuffleboard Tables

McClure Tables now has in production Rock-Ola shuffleboard tables. Bringing back a nostalgic table that was only produced in 1947 and 1948. After researching the table, McClure Tables noticed that it was never trademarked. And although several distributors and manufactures make a design that is similar in style, most failed to replicate every detail, like the inlayed green glass and authentic stainless steel trim. McClure Tables has made the Rock-Ola even better than the original by using genuine leather for the horse collar pad instead of vinyl as used on the original antique tables.

They use the same maple board playing surface but with better construction techniques and lifetime warranty traditional finish with a canalized hardener, that is much better than the traditional varnish used on the original Rock-Ola shuffleboard tables. McClure tables also offer their lifetime polymer finish on the top with final decals or logo and commercial use. This is the same finish as used in professional tournaments  for the modern game of knock off it is a widely acceptable playing surface.  The Rock-Ola shuffleboard by McClure Tables was introduced in a professional tournament, the Texas State open, this past labor day weekend.

“We got a lot of positive feedback from all the professional players at the tournament. In Fact, the owner of the Post was so impressed he bought all three of the tables from us that he will use in his main shuffleboard tournament room.” said owner Todd McClure. You can visit the post and play on one see this post here for places where to play shuffleboard to find out more.

You can own now own a classic Rock-Ola shuffleboard for your home see all the options and Rock-Ola Shuffleboard Tables here.