Whether you roll gutter balls or strikes, you will certainly score big points in the decor department with a custom-made bowling-lane table from Scout. The top is made of Douglas fir salvaged from a southern Illinois bowling alley; the thick iron legs lend a linear, architectural look. "Since this wood isn’t monochromatic, it’s very compatible with other woods," says Scout owner Larry Vodak. Tables or consoles can be made to your specifications. Scout, 5221 N. Clark St., 773-275-5700
Seven-foot-long bowling-lane table, $2,495