Old bowling lanes are perfect for restaurant tabletops, conference tables, counter tops, and work benches. The wood still has it’s fantastic wood grain and has lots of life left in it. So when Parker Burrer was approached by a customer wanting something unique, he chose to design a Rugged Table Built From a Reclaimed Bowling Lane Section.
A bowling alley lane is typically around 2 inches thick, just under 63 feet long, and measures 42 inches wide. There is approximately 22 feet of maple wood and 41 feet of old growth pine. Another spec cited is: “The first 12 feet of all wooden lanes is made of maple, the next 46 feet is made of pine and the pin deck is made of maple.” The section used for this project was pine.
Re-purposing old bowling lanes into new products is an Earth friendly choice, preventing them from ending up in landfills, grinders, or unclean wood burners.
Parker was able to find a nice matching set of rugged wooden legs from our stock of reclaimed legs and spindles.
We have a large stock of reclaimed bowling alley lane sections, each with their own unique history. Give us a call and see just how easy it is to own a piece of this iconic American pastime!