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American Prairie Billiards Collection

Drawknife Billiards – American Prairie Collection

The American Prairie Collection is designed to offer our clients another choice in custom, rustic, game room furniture. This new group will be built from Knotty Alder, a wood that works well for rustic home furnishings. 

This American Prairie Collection incorporates clean, simple lines, with a naturally distressed look, allowing the pieces to coordinate with several styles of decor, from rustic to contemporary.

Initially, this collection was conceived to offer a simple, basic design that could be customized by our clients in a variety of ways with the addition of decorative panels, metal hardware and other trim details.

While some clients prefer the basic pieces without additional details, others have the option of creating a unique game table to fit their particular style.


From Concept to Reality

The American Prairie Collection began as an idea several months ago. The Drawknife staff had been thinking about a new line that would offer dealers and interior designers a new rustic look in game room furniture.

About that time we were asked to build a 12′ shuffleboard table for a designer. The request was for a rustic table without the log look. We sent the firm the concept sheets we had been working with, and we were able to develop and refine the design to meet their specifications.

Drawknife ADEX Award Winning Shuffleboard Table

ADEX Award Winning Shuffleboard Table ADEX Award Winning Shuffleboard Table

We had already planned to build the new line using Knotty Alder, a popular wood used for doors and cabinets. Its variety of knots and interesting grain patterns make it a good choice for game furniture, as well.

Initially, the new line was conceived to provide a simple, basic design that could be customized by our clients in a variety of ways with the addition of trim panels and other details.

From a basic model, clients are offered the opportunity to add a variety of trim details to the body, sides and other parts of a game table to create a unique piece for their home. This was achieved in the shuffleboard table by the addition of trim panels to the corners and sides of the body of the table.

2013 ADEX Platinum Award for Design

Drawknife Billiards is pleased to announce that our 12′ American Prairie Shuffleboard Table has been awarded the ADEX Platinum Award for Design. The shuffleboard table is the initial item built in our newly introduced American Prairie Collection, inaugurated in Fall, 2012.

What is ADEX?

ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product & project design in the A&D industry. Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers since 1988 is the proud sponsor of the ADEX Awards.

ADEX Judging

An anonymous panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry conducts all voting for the ADEX Awards.
ADEX judges are among the A&D industry’s most respected in their respective areas of expertise. The ADEX Award represents the best product and project designs of the year in the opinion of those who matter the most.

Each category has potential for three award levels of platinum, gold or silver. Judges award points in several categories for each entry. Total points earned determine each product’s score. Minimum scores are needed to qualify for each award level. Winners are announced each April in Design Publications.


Other Pieces in the American Prairie Style

The items pictured below are examples of the American Prairie Basic style, with simple clean lines. The billiard tables can be coordinated with accessories: a ball triangle made from the same distressed Knotty Alder as the table and cue stand, as well as a custom bridgestick fashioned from wrought iron, with a handle stained to match the other pieces. The matching cue stand is also built in the basic style.