DIAMOND BILLIARDS Glossary of Terms
Oak – Oak is a hardwood species that is found in the US, particularly east of the Great Plains. Oak is hard, stiff, and shock resistant making it an ideal material for the construction of billiard tables.
Maple - Maple is one of the most commonly used hardwoods because of its heavy weight, density, and durability. Maple has a pale color with a fine grain pattern and accepts stain very well when finished.
Walnut – Walnut is a dark brown wood with lighter streaks that is soft to medium in hardness but heavy in weight. The color and grain combination make for a beautiful, dark sheen finish.
Cherry – Cherry is a darker wood with a red to deep red hue. Cherry has a fine, closed grain pattern and tends to darken over time. It is a common hardwood for pool tables as it is moderately hard with great finishing results.
Sapele Mahogany – Sapele Mahogany is an African hardwood that has a very unique grain pattern and color. It is comparable to regular mahogany but with a more reddish brown color rather than orange. The grain pattern is a ribbon style that is sometimes wavy.
Honduras Rosewood - Honduras Rosewood is an exotic hardwood with pinkish brown or purplish with darker and lighter bands. Honduras Rosewood is highly sought after because of its density, hardness, and exceptional grain properties.
Dymondwood® - Dymondwood is brightly dyed layered hardwood that is combined with engineering grade resins, heat and pressure to create a product that has the best characteristics of each. DymondWood® is distinguished by its unique strength, durability, dimensional stability, and weather and moisture resistance as compared to regular wood.
Optical Density - Measurement of how much light is absorbed into an object (cue ball) at a given distance.
Solenoid – mechanical part of the Smart Table that physically separates the cue ball. The solenoid is mounted to the left side of the ball separator housing (birdhouse).
Micro Switch – Thin metal rod that protrudes from the bottom of the birdhouse track. When balls roll over this switch it sends power to the solenoid and optical density sensor.
Teeter Totter – track where balls are routed in the Smart Table after they have been pocketed.
Coin Mechanism – Mechanical chute that accepts coins and, when activated, triggers the ball drop in the Smart Table.
Latch – Metal bar that is mounted directly to the back side of the teeter totter. The ball drop is controlled by the latch working in timed coordination with the latch release and the anti-cheat brackets.
Latch Release – Metal bar that locks the latch in place. When table is vended the latch release is swung upward, freeing the latch, and allowing the teeter to drop the balls. After balls drop and teeter returns to starting position, the latch release bar returns as well, locking the teeter totter back into place.
Anti-Cheat System – Smart Table system that does not allow the balls to drop until coins have been dropped into the coin bucket.
Cross Member Leveling System – Unique leveling system that is used on all table models. The cross member is constructed from plywood and acts as a slate bed. Plastic wedges are machined into the perimeter of the cross member as well as the center area. These wedges can be adjusted with the cloth on the slate and the rail system on the table making it adjustable on the fly without table deconstruction.
No Lift Leveling Legs – Legs that are custom built with an adjustable leveling block inside the unit. Leveling adjustments can be made to the leg without any lifting to take pressure off of the leg.