Olhausen’s Lumber Selection
Olhausen has multiple lumber selections, and we’ll help you pick the correct one for your climate and taste!
Having the correct type of wood for your pool table or shuffleboard is one of the most important parts of your buying process. Hardwood lumber that can withstand any kind of climate is the most desirable.
Olhausen’s uses the highest quality lumber for their game tables. This type of lumber is referred to as “Slower Growth.” The lumber comes from the northeastern United States. Slower growth trees possess a tighter grain based on the rate of growth, this ensures that the wood produced by these trees is dense and rigid. With this wood’s rigidity and density, you are guaranteed precise grain and color matching, and a beautiful finish that will make your friends and family say wow!
Olhausen uses Red Oak, Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. They also use some high-grade exotic imported hardwoods such as African Rosewood, Brazilian Cherry, and Genuine Mahogany.
Purchasing the highest grade of lumber is only part of the process. After buying and receiving the lumber, Olhausen cures and processes its hardwood to withstand all types of moisture and climate. Additionally, they dry the lumber to the optimum moisture content to allow the best possible results for glue-up, cutting, sanding and finishing.
The grain is then matched to show off the one-of-a-kind combination of beauty and strength. All the lumber is sealed to keep moisture content consistent to prevent warping or cracking during assembly and in the finished product.
Olhausen is the largest pool table manufacturer in the world, this requires an immense volume of lumber, which has led them to impeccable ratings and to the best lumber available. Come to our showroom today to see all of your options!