Inspire Design Features Billiards By Brandt

Whether gathering in the lobby to shoot some pool with your friends or other guests, or sitting outside on a beautiful night, mesmerized by a warm fire and a beautiful sculpture, here are some interesting items to inspire your design.

Billiards By Brandt And Willem Smith FurnitureWorks Form Distributorship In Washington DC

Dan Brandt, the owner of Billiards by Brandt LLC, Miami Florida, announced today the formation of its Washington DC distributorship with Willem Smith FurnitureWorks.

Florida Decor Features Billiards By Brandt

Barware and collectables are provided by BG Gear co. and are incorporated in the upper glass front cabinets. This large space encompasses a poker game table, arcade games by Player One Amusement and A cantilevered pool table built by Billiard’s by Brant. What more can one ask for?


VoyageMIA Features Billiards By Brandt

Billiards By Brandt tables, grace the finest hotels/resorts such as the Fontainebleau, and Boca West Country Club. On any given day, you may find Brandt working on tables at the Fisher Island Vanderbilt Mansion, the billiard table in the Miami Heat locker room, or one of South Florida’s ultra-exclusive penthouse condos. You may also find him donating or repairing tables for the Police Athletic League or City Recreation Departments.


Dan Brandt: The Bank Shot in High-End Pool Table Design

The world’s most prestigious custom pool table maker, Dan Brandt, builds extraordinary designer tables for properties around the globe. As owner of  opens in a new windowBilliards by Brandt, Dan has cued up tables for athletes, rock starts, and luxury hotels. His main goal is to bring together people of all socio-economic backgrounds to play a friendly game of pool and in doing so, make the world a better place. Donating both his time and effort to several charitable organizations, Brandt is a billiards ambassador to the world.


Guitars Over Guns

Guitars Over Guns is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. Guitars Over Guns creates safe spaces for youth to express themselves through music and empowers them to make positive choices at school, at home and in their communities.


The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is the “Greatest Show on H2O” and the traditional kickoff to the South Florida Holiday Season. Bringing together the community and visitors from around the world, this one-of-a-kind parade of beautifully decorated boats of all sizes is a can’t miss extravaganza.

Dan Brandt builds and refurbishes fancy billiards tables for A-list stars

Dan Brandt is a Renaissance man with a hint of Santa Claus.

He’s a lawyer and lobbyist. He reads Homer and quotes Plato. He’s a gentleman who gracefully opens doors. And he is the go-to guy when rock stars, athletes and even luxury hotels are searching for that perfect toy — a one-of-a kind billiards table…


Billiards By Brandt Takes Custom Pool Table Manufacturing To A New Level

Billiards by Brandt has officially launched its highly anticipated manufacturing branch, providing fully-customized pool tables and products to art and billiard enthusiasts alike. “Any table a client can conceptualize is fair game,” says Dan Brandt, who just recently designed and delivered a custom black lacquer and stainless steel pool table for Annie Santulli Design.

Billiards By Brandt Offers A Cash Prize Of $5,000 To The Winner Of Its 2019 International Billiard Design Competition

Dan Brandt, the artist and mastercraftsman behind Billiards by Brandt, announces the launch of a one-of-a-kind billiards design competition that is open to the trade, design students, and the public at large with a cash prize of $5,000 and a manufactured billiard table of the winning design to the finalist.


These specifications are meant for recreation (non-professional) equipment. 

TABLE SIZES: 3 ½’ x 7’, 4’ x 8’, and 4 ½’ x 9’ with the play area measuring twice as long as it is wide (± 1/8”) from the cloth covered nose of the cushion rubber to the opposite cushion rubber. 4 ½’ x 9’ tables with a Play Area of 50” x 100” is the recognized size for professional tournament play. 

TABLE BED HEIGHT: The table bed playing surface, when measured from the bottom of the table leg, will be 29 ¼” minimum to 31” maximum. 

POCKET OPENINGS & MEASUREMENTS (cloth-covered rails): Pockets openings are measured from tip to tip of the opposing cushion noses where direction changes into the pocket. This is called the mouth. 

Corner Pocket: Mouth 4 7/8” minimum to 5 1/8” maximum 

Side Pocket: Mouth 5 3/8” minimum to 5 5/8” maximum 

The angle at the corner pocket entrance on each side of the pocket is 142º (± 1º). 

The angle at the side pocket entrance on each side of the pocket is 103º (± 2º). 

Vertical Pocket Angle: 12º minimum to 15º maximum 

Shelf: The shelf is measured from the center of the imaginary line that goes from one side of the mouth to the other where the nose of the cushion changes direction to the center of the vertical cut of the slate pocket radius. 

Corner Pocket: 1 5/8” minimum to 1 7/8” maximum 

Side Pocket: 0” minimum to 3/8” maximum 

Drop Point Slate Radius: The pocket radius measured from the vertical cut of the slate to the playing surface. 

Drop Point Slate Radius: 1/8” radius minimum to ¼” radius minimum 

PLAYING BED: The playing surface must be capable, either by its own strength or a combination of its strength and that of the table base frame, of maintaining an overall flatness within ± .020” lengthwise and ± .010” across the width. Further, this surface should have an additional deflection not to exceed .030” when loaded with a concentrated static force of 200 pounds at its center. All slate joints must be in the same plane within .005” after leveling and shimming. The bed must be covered with a billiard fabric, the major portion of which is made of wool, with proper tension to avoid unwanted ball roll-off. It is recommended that professional tournament size tables have a three-piece set of slate with a minimum thickness of 1” and a wooden frame of at least ¾” attached to the slate. BCA will sanction tournament play on home and coin-operated tables with one-piece slate providing the Play Area requirements are met. All playing surfaces must be solidly secured to base frame with screws or bolts. 

CUSHION: Cushions should react so that they conform under controlled conditions to the three cushion angles prescribed in the “diamond” (or site) system shown below to ± 1 ball width. The speed of the table cushions should be such that placement of a ball on the head spot, shooting through the foot spot, using center ball english, with a level cue and firm stroke, the ball must travel a minimum of 4 to 4 ½ lengths of the table without jumping.