JENISON, Mich.- They provide fun for all ages and abilities, but many people might not know that shuffleboard tables are made in Jenison. Todd and Judy McClure are the proud owners of McClure Tables.
For many years the McClures sold game room equipment, and actually had Michigan and Canadian wood shipped to China to have the boards manufactured. After taking a closer look at his company and realizing that he could employ local people, Todd and his wife opened up their Jenison shop, employing six talented carpenters and craftsman.
Using mostly Michigan maple, the team has a wonderful science when it comes to putting the gorgeous tables together. From trimming and sanding the wood, all the way down to gluing it together, the teamwork makes their company so successful. The boards range from 9 to 22 feet, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000.
None of the wood goes to waste, McClure said. The sawdust is used to make livestock bedding, a man who burns wood takes the scraps that aren’t turned into cutting boards. Along with these items, McClure Tables also makes Butcher Block counter tops, too.
McClure Tables will be providing the shuffleboard tables for Wandering the World Women’s Shuffleboard Tournament. When the tournament is finished, the used 22′ boards, which usually sell for $6,189, will be available for $3,500. McClure said that $500 of that money will then be donated Hospice of Michigan.
If you are interested, please contact McClure Tables at (800)565-0977 or check them out online.