Sometimes, a client will come in with a very specific design idea in mind, and it’s up to us to turn that idea into a custom piece of furniture that can anchor a room in their home for decades, or generations. This white oak dining table is the product of exactly that process. Our client wanted to see a square steel beam pass through a chunky oak plate to create an “X” base of a type very different than what we often build. The piece needed to be substantial enough to act as an anchor to the dining area without feeling out of place in this bright, airy remodel overlooking the bay.

 

Sam set to work designing not only the base itself, but also a build process that would result in a super clean moment where the 4x4 steel beam punches through 12/4 oak. Everything about a build like this one requires careful thinking and painstaking attention to detail. Luckily for us, that’s what Sammy does best. We called up our favorite steel fabricator and put our heads together to design a steel leg that would counterbalance and fit perfectly with the custom oak one that we built in the shop. Soon enough, we had a totally custom table base sitting in the workshop that managed to be beefy and light – at least visually – at the same time.

 

A top plate running between the two legs creates our connection to the table top and acts as a super solid point of contact, ensuring that the whole piece is strong, stable and secure. Our clients selected a stain in “Provincial” that echoed some of the colors in the floor, stair treads, and other furniture in their home, tying together a spacious room with bright whites and plenty of natural light.

 

We frequently work with custom metal fabricators to give our clients the custom metal – and wood/metal combination – bases of their dreams. Here’s another great example: https://www.cannonhillwood.com/photos/thirteen-foot-live-edge-elm-table.

 

If projects like this one are getting you inspired, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 857-576-2089 or email us at info@cannonhillwood.com. We’ll get right back to and discuss how we can turn your ideas into furniture that will live in your home forever.