The classic ping pong table has gotten a serious upgrade from the typical plastic nets and particle board court. This elegant version, hand crafted by Rail Yard Studios, is made from reclaimed rails and lumber that once supported real trains. Its Nashville-based creators salvaged their materials from the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company.
Called the Click-Clack Table Tennis Table, it's constructed using beautiful woods and industrial elements. The legs are made from oak and hickory timber, and they're in great condition–the pieces were originally destined as cross ties but were saved before being coated with creosote (tar), and they still have a visible wood grain. Resting on top of the legs are steel beams produced in 1904, in addition to a sturdy play surface. A perforated rail cleverly resembles the “net,” and it meets regulation height and width for the International Table Tennis Foundation.
This custom piece of furniture is a truly unique way to reimagine a ping pong table, so it's no surprise that such ingenuity comes with a price. The cost is nearly $14,000 and includes four paddles, a box of balls, as well as delivery and installation in Continental US.