Please welcome Amy Curry to Candy’s Dirt! Curry, the brains behind Blue Cedar, loves good design and great beer. She’ll be writing the new “Wishlist Wednesday” feature, where she sets out to find the coolest furnishings and gadgets for your posh pad. While she doesn’t recommend beer pong on today’s Wishlist Wednesday find, that doesn’t mean you can’t! — Joanna
Eleven Ravens‘ table tennis tables are a thing of beauty. Their hand-crafted, American-made works of art allow you to liven up your gatherings without making your home look like a frat house.
These table tennis tables come in several different styles, available in a variety of woods and finishes. I absolutely love that these tables look more like sculptures than game tables. Paired with a fully stocked kegerator/minibar, you may never get your friends to leave or your husband out of the house (this is for you, Eric Nicholson).
With no prices listed on their website, I can only image that these furniture-quality tables cost more than my car. But I can certainly see the appeal and the market for high-end gaming tables. My partner Kristin and I entertain guests quite often at our home, and our social meetings tend to be a little more active than just sitting around the dining table for a game of couples backgammon.
During the less smoldering months, our get-togethers stay primarily outdoors. Our garage is equipped with a dartboard, and there is talk of a horseshoe pit. But once the Texas summer heat is in full effect, we are forced to move the party inside, where we have a black lacquer furniture-quality foosball table.
Unfortunately, this one table can only entertain four guests at a time, but Kristin and I have already determined that our next home must have a large game room to accomodate a few more luxury game pieces. I wonder if Eleven Ravens offers financing? Hmmm …
Anyway, I also love that this company donates some of their profits to some great causes:
A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF EACH ELEVEN RAVENS’ TABLE WILL BE DONATED TO THE SPORT & ART EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF ITS EFFORTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S AND THE SAEF TABLE TENNIS THERAPY PROGRAM.
UPDATE: I got an e-mail back from a salesperson at Eleven Ravens. The table pictured above runs $13,875 and is also available in brushed aluminum for $15,625.