We’ve all been to them for one reason or another… we needed college dorm furniture, or to fill out the rooms in our first home purchase, or we just needed to get furniture fast so buying something pre-made was the path of least resistance.
Ok… so you’ve just spent good money on a high quality table, or perhaps you want to have a beautiful table custom made for you. You’re worried you’ll ruin it right away or that your grandkids will beat it up or that you’ll get all kinds of stains on it during the holidays when you have guests.
“Farmhouse” is one of the most popular trends in home décor right now. Farmhouse style is a shift back to minimalist, simple furniture that reminds us of America’s roots. Farmhouse style is often warm and homey. If you’re interested in creating a farmhouse aesthetic in your home, here are some ideas.
Live edge tables are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture because, like snowflakes, no two slabs are ever going to be the same. A live edge table means that the bark edges of the table are left to their natural movement, creating a beautiful aesthetic. The bark is removed, of course, and the edges are softened, but the flow of the tree remains.
If you’re looking for a new custom dining table or showpiece furniture, walnut is one of the best wood options available. Similar to reclaimed oak, walnut can be made as classic or as modern as you’d like, meaning you can use walnut in a rustic farmhouse style living room or in a modern city condo. Here are some top reasons why you should consider walnut as the wood to use in your next project:
Though it has been around for hundreds of years, “farmhouse” is one of the most popular style trends in furniture and home decoration today. Perhaps it is the rebirth of the “farm to table” movement, or the shift in popular style trends towards a back-to-basics, minimalist, clean and organic lifestyle of all wood furniture. So what does “farmhouse style” actually mean? Obviously, you do not need to own a farm with chickens and cows to enjoy this furniture aesthetic.
Cannon Hill Woodworking custom builds every piece for our clients, ensuring your new reclaimed wood table or walnut desk is exactly how you envisioned. Depending on who you work with, a custom table may be built completely differently from one woodworker to another, from how the wood is milled to what finishes are used. Here are some of the most important questions you can ask a table maker before you make a final decision:
Making an informed decision about finishing your furniture is very important because the finish is the only barrier between the raw wood material and the environment around it. There are three considerations when you're finishing your wood: Where your table is located, how you'll use your furniture, and how much protection you'd like. To be clear, by "finish" we don't mean staining or tinting, though we will mention that. We are talking about the topcoat here, which typically is clear and comes in matte, satin, semi-gloss and gloss levels.
Walnut is one of the most captivating hardwoods you can choose when commissioning custom furniture. Not only does walnut maintain the classic aesthetic of a space with dark wood floors and trim; it also stands out in a bright, modern room with lots of white color and light. Walnut is such a durable wood--it’s a great choice for building with longevity and durability in mind. Walnut is one of the most popular of the material options offered to our clients by Cannon Hill Woodworking.
At Cannon Hill we often hear something along the lines of: “There are six of us in the family, but on the holidays we need to seat 12.” If you host parties occasionally but typically don’t need such a large table for your day-to-day use, there is no need to worry. From experience we know that a dining table that is too large for daily use ends up being eaten at less in favor of a smaller kitchen or coffee table. A larger table can take up most of your dining space, which could make it challenging to move about in the room and serve your guests.