American Heritage Billiards – the world’s leading Pool Table, Game Table, Bar and Bar Stool manufacturer – presents the Gateway Pool Table. The Gateway combines steel account pieces with a reclaimed wood body to meld both old and new age building techniques. With it’s bridge-like accent décor, it truly serves as a Gateway from the past, to the future.
The Gateway furniture stylistically features the perfect blend of age old elements from the industrial era and re-claimed wood from the heartlands of America. The design of this table will illuminate virtually any room and most frequently provides the finishing touch to entertaining space in urban, transitional or rustic room settings.
We’re extraordinarily excited and proud to be able to create a product that is fun an environmentally conscious.
The Reclaimed lumber used in this model is popular for a number of reasons: the wood’s unique appearance, its contribution to green building, the history of the wood’s origins, and the wood’s physical characteristics such as strength, stability and durability. The increased strength of reclaimed wood is often attributed to the lack of air pollution that existed up until the 20th century. In addition, that wood was often harvested from virgin growth timber, which had hundreds of years to grow before any human intervention.
Our reclaimed wood is sourced from barns, homes and factories throughout the United States and can actually be more stable than newly cut wood because it has been exposed to changes in humidity and temperature for far longer. In many cases, the timbers from which these boards were cut had been naturally expanding and contracting for over a century in their previous installation. Some of the salvaged wood is over 150 years old so the planks are appropriately treated to lock-in the history and its aged-beauty.