Where to Put Your New Shuffleboard Table

Shuffleboard tables are a fantastic way to entertain your friends and family. It’s a game of skill that’s easy to pick up and difficult to master, and that means hours of fun for anyone and everyone interested in playing.

It is also, however, a piece of furniture! You need appropriate space in your game room (or anywhere in your home) if you want to make the most of your purchase, and that means taking several things into consideration – even before you get your new table home.

Finding the perfect place to play

Table Size

Most shuffleboard tables are 16 to 20 inches wide, and range in length from 9 to 22 feet. Choosing the right size table for your home is a little bit like “the chicken and the egg” – you can determine what size table you want based on the available space, or decide where you can fit a table of your preferred size.

Keep both of these things in mind as you shop for shuffleboard tables, and try to meet somewhere in the middle. If your space is relatively limited, you made need to select a smaller table. If you have a ton of room for games, you can buy whichever table you want, and choose its placement based on the model you choose.

Leaving Enough Space

To make sure you can properly enjoy the game, your shuffleboard table needs some breathing room! About 3 feet on either end should be enough for players to stand, and you’ll need some space on either side to get any pucks that fall into the alley (the “gutter” that runs around the table’s playing surface).

When you’re looking at your home’s options and table sizes, add this “buffer” space so you and other players can easily move around it, and enjoy the game without banging your elbows on the wall!


When all else fails, measure! If you have an idea for where you’d like to put your table, break out the tape measure to find out exactly how much space you have. This goes for width too, as you won’t want your shuffleboard table to hang into walkways, get hit by doors, or otherwise obstruct the fun you can have playing!

Write down the measurements you take, and pay close attention to the listed dimensions of any table you’re considering.

The Emerald Leisure Source team is happy to help you with any and all questions, and help you make the best choice to fit your home. Bring your measurements in, and let our expert staff show you the best options!

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