Aiming Sights

Aiming Dots or ‘sights’ are important custom touches that we like to give special attention to during the pool table design process. Important to the strategy of the game, these useful adornments play a large role in the style and elegance unique to Aspen Rustic custom billiard tables.

We offer an array of options for aiming dots, and the possibilities are endless. We included some sample ideas below, but should you have your own ideas, Aspen Rustic welcomes the opportunity to customize to your specifications.

Note: Please don’t feel like you have to pick out the details ahead of calling us to discuss your table. We can always help with this part of the design process and only offer these options as a helpful resource to consider.

Browse the categories below

Metal

Natural Stone

Other Ideas

Custom

Things to consider

Sight markers can often be chosen to coordinate with the color of the billiard cloth, otherwise known as the “felt”. Stones such as Malachite, Carnelian, and Tigers Eye compliment very well with their respective felt colors. So do other natural elements such as antler “buttons” or blue paua shells. Be creative, and when you need some guidance or suggestions, we’ll be there to help in any way we can.

It is certainly possible to find or make metal type aiming dots to match existing room finishes. We have our own blacksmith shop in house. Whether it be an oil rubbed bronze light fixture, a Wrought Iron railing, or even a antique brass foot rail of a bar that serves as the inspiration, the design team at Aspen Rustic can help.

Another popular concept is bringing natural elements such as stone or other personal emblem into the design of the table so that it ties into the overall theme of the room. We’ve used raw cleft slate circles as aiming sights in a situation where the pool table stood upon a slate floor. Perhaps a hand engraved silver concho could be used as an aiming dot around a table that was placed in a western saloon. You can also view examples where we used abalone shells as aiming dots for a pool table in the Florida Keys.

We are open to new ideas....

There really is something special when we achieve “exactly the right fit” for our client. We inherently know that sometimes there is just one option that is extra special to the family. It could be an element related to their lifestyle, the local region, or the the home itself that takes our furniture to the next level.

From discovered Abalone Shells found along northern Californa’s coastline, sea glass fragments sifted from the beach on the family’s vacation, precious gemstones that resemble the sunset colors seen from the home’s nearby balcony, or old rusty railroad date nails found in the grandfathers historic barn, know that we are open to considerations of all kinds.

Metal

Buffalo Nickel
Indian Head Nickel
Damascus Steel
Forged Steel Arrowhead
Shotgun Brass
Antique Copper
Railroad Date Nail
Shell Casing
Hammered Antique Copper
Shotgun Shell Silver
Found Objects
Coins
Shell Casing Brass
Square Clavos
Indian Head Nickel
Bronze Arrowhead
Damascus Steel
Steel Arrowhead
Buffalo Nickel
Brushed Brass
Real Gold Coin
Antiqued Brass
Brothel Token Aged
Railroad Date Nail

Natural Stone

Tigers Eye
Malachite
Carnelian
Turquoise
Pyrite
Handmade Arrowhead
Hematite
Denim Lapis
Blue Lapis Lazuli
Jade
Citrine
Pyrite
Malachite
Red Lace Agate
Tigers Eye
Rose Quartz
Black Lace Agate
White Topaz
Cubic Zirconia
Aventurine
Black Onyx
Aquamarine
Ametrine
Rhodochrosite

Other Ideas

Abalone
Blue Paua Shell
Blue Paua Shell
Wood Inlay
Mother of Pearl
Horn
Horn Dark
Antler "Button"
Abalone Shell
Blue Paua Shell
Black Mother of Pearl
Ammonite Fossil
Fossil
Handmade Arrowhead
Texas Concho
Handmade Arrowhead
Texas Concho

Custom Designs

Logo in Bronze
Logo in Copper
Texas Concho