Great Northern Pool Table
The Great Northern Pool Table is a one of a kind piece of American History and an heirloom piece to be cherished for generations to come. The Great Northern Pool Table features a trestle-style base with a section of decommissioned railroad rail combined with hardwood crosstie members. The creosote-free materials are reclaimed from operating railroad maintenance business and crafted into a unique pool table with sustainability and historic preservation.
Along the web of the rail there are markings still partially visible on many sections that identify the origins of the steel in the trestle of the table. An “OH” in the brand identifies the rail as being manufactured using the Open Hearth process, a relatively modern process at the time the rail was rolled; since replaced with more efficient manufacturing processes.
The TENNESSEE foundry mark of the Tennessee Coal & Iron Company appears in the places denoting the manufacturer, and USA serves further proof of the steel’s American-made provenance. Among any numbers on the rail, such as 100-25-RE, the 100 means that the rail weights 100 pounds per yard and the 25-RE designates the profile of the rail.
For sustainability, we use naturally creosote-free North American hardwood crosstie timbers. These are ties pulled out of the treatment process as seconds or “culls” for various imperfections like, knots, checking and barkseams. These flaws lend the wood an amazing unique old-world character. The crossties are distinguished by their sawmill banding and incisor marks – the small tic marks appearing along the length of the timbers. The numbered metal sights on the rails are actual nails that were used to mark the actual year of manufacture.
$800 – optional pull out drawer