See Mark's work in the "Woodstock Magazine", Summer 2008 issue, p. 44:
"...Lackley, forty-two, combines centuries-old handcrafting techniques with cutting-edge technology to custom design luxury poker tables for clients around the world" -- wrote Geoff Gunning in Woodstock Magazine. "Every table tests our brains, our craftsmanship, and our experience. It's invigorating", says Lackley.
See Mark's work in the "Reader's Gallery" of Fine Woodworking Magazine, May / June 2007 issue, p. 87:
Lackley Poker Tables get rave reviews from:
Robb Report Magazine
"With leather inlays and hand-finished mahogany, a Mark Lackley custom poker table offers card players a superior piece of furniture". says Shaun Tolson of Robb Report Magazine, March 2007.
Men's Journal Magazine
Lackley Hold'em Table featured in Architectural Digest, June 2006, p. 204:
Architectural Digest magazine featured Mark's Texas Hold'em Table in their "Discoveries by Designer's" Section, in an article entitled: "Know When to Hold'em". Quotes: "Fantastic poker tables"; "Lovely turnings and inlays". Email us for a reprint of the article.
WCAX-TV News, Channel 3, Vermont,
featured Lackley's poker tables on its
"Made in Vermont" series, June 30, 2006.
Click here to see Mark making this poker table during WCAX-TV News interview: Mother of Pearl Poker Table: classic, 5' round with abalone inlay.
Lackley Poker Tables win praise in the New York Times - Dec. '05:
Jim McManus of the New York Times wrote: "Some of the poshest (poker tables) are Mark Lackley's...". Read more about Mark's poker tables and other luxury poker gift items in Jim's article entitled "Gifts for the Card Sharks on your List", New York Times, Dec. 10, 2005.
The L.A. Reversible Texas Hold'em Table
This Texas Hold'em Poker Table comes with lid that transforms it into a luxury dining table that seats 10-12:
Gothic-style, Reversible Top Poker Table:
"Dear Mark - I can't begin to relay the number of compliments I have received on my table - about the poker side as well as the dining side. The bookmatch burl is just stunning and I love the pull out drink/chip holders.... read more. John V., Arlington, MA
Shaw Poker Table, octagonal-shaped, black lacquer and stainless steel:
"Dear Mark: I just have to write and say thank you for the outstanding job you did on my card table. Allowing me to have input into the design and functionality of the table, as well as your fine engineering and expert craftsmanship, has given me a table that I will enjoy forever and is the envy of all my card playing buddies..." read more
Amboyna Burl Poker Table and Chair Set
Mark's hottest new table is his Texas Hold'em Poker Table. Not one component of this table is "off the shelf". Every feature of the poker table is designed by Mark and custom-built. If you love to play Texas Hold'em, you need one of these poker tables. Email Mark to order your custom-built poker table today!
Hepplewhite-style Game Table:
In addition to custom-made poker tables, Mark makes multi-game tables (chess, checkers, and backgammon). Mark's new Hepplewhite-style Multi-Game Table first debuted at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City on March 8-11, 2007. Next, he showcased it at the Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival in Woodstock, Vermont, in September 2007.
This piece has become very popular because it combines the beauty of a museum-quality piece with the utility of a game table. Clients of this spectacular table include Twin Farms - a 5-star, all-inclusive, luxury resort in Barnard, Vermont.
The Texas Hold'em Poker Table, available with many custom features: exotic woods, inlay, drink holders, pedestal bases, and a reversible top.
January 2006: "Mark Lackley -- Just a brief note to let you know that the poker table has arrived. You are an artist! The herringbone inlay and ebony card suit inlays are flawless. I have not seen craftsmanship to equal this. It is truly a classic. Thank you. We look forward to many hours of gambling fun!" Don P., Saint Paris, Ohio
Classic Round Poker Table (5' diameter; seats 8) available in a variety of woods with a variety of inlays (ebony, abalone, mother of pearl, herringbone, etc.) with or without drink holders.
Lackley Hold'em Table: Made of Pomele Sapele (figured Mahogany) with stainless steel drink holders:
"If you thought of your buddies
bringing their beers anywhere
near this lush felt makes you
cringe, no worries. The table
has slide-out drink holders."
says Brad Reagan, Men's Journal Magazine, March 2007
Discontinued Items from Lackley's Showroom:
Since he started focusing exclusively on poker and game tables, Mark no longer makes general furniture pieces and is selling these discontinued items from his showroom:
Visit the online showroom to see what's available now including: blanket chests; Shaker trestle dining tables; chairs; leather upholstered benches, and more. Buy online, and we'll ship it to you right away.
Lackley's portfolio: Mark's been making handcrafted custom furniture for over 12 years. Visit his online portfolio to view a sampling of the custom furniture that customers have commissioned him to build over the years.