Walnut Table in Brookline Gallery

We make beautiful furniture for retail spaces. If you have a retail space and are looking for furniture that is itself a work of art, you have come to the right place. We make can make bookcases, desks, shelves, stands, racks, and tables of any configuration, function, shape, style, and size to fit your unique space. 

This walnut table has a higher concentration of sapwood than normal. Sapwood is the living, outermost portion of a woody stem or branch, while heartwood is the dead, inner wood, which often comprises the majority of a stem's cross-section. You can usually distinguish sapwood from heartwood by its lighter color.

Sapwood, when living, is softer than heartwood. By the time it's been kiln dried, it's ready for use in furniture. In walnut's case, the sapwood is a creamy caramel color. It's most obvious when you look at a live edge slab. The 2 or 3 inches of caramel colored wood before the bark is sapwood.

In this case, the sapwood is part of the beautiful, warm, and rich color palette of walnut. It gives the table a softer look. We've had clients request more sapwood in their tables and less sapwood. Since we hand select all our boards for every project (few companies in Boston do this- most just have there wood shipped) we're able to do our best to accommodate the specific aesthetic of each client and space. 

Here is an example of a walnut table with very little sapwood in the top and a dark oil finish (for extra uniformity):


Every wood is a color palette or scheme. There is no way to have total uniformity. Maple will always have some orange or red, walnut will always have some caramel and light brown, white oak will always have darker areas. It's important to understand that wood is not one "color" but a whole spectrum of colors. Once you're able to appreciate this, it's easy to let yourself be surprised by the exact colors and palette of your custom table.

If being surprised isn't your thing, we're happy to do our best to select wood that is more to one end of that tree's color spectrum. 

Commercial furniture doesn't have to look like factory made junk. If you own a retail store and want to display really nice items for sale- be it jewelry, clothing, or pottery, then you should consider a custom piece of furniture for your space. We can achieve any design. If you have a truly unique design in mind- one involving shelves, platforms, electronics- you name it- give us a call to discuss and we can help you plan it out. 857-576-2089. Or email us at info@cannonhillwood.com