Modern Angular Dining Table in White Oak

One of our strengths here at Cannon Hill is our ability to work in a wide range of styles. We build trestle tables that have their roots in centuries-old traditions of furniture making and design, modern-rustic live edge tables, and we ultra-modern designs with steel bases. Because we’re conversant in all these different design mindsets, we can take elements from each and integrate them into new pieces that fit needs and tastes of each individual client.

Tables like this one contain the DNA, really, of the whole history of furniture design. Although the details are completely contemporary, there is an echo of the familiar, rustic farmhouse table in the chunky corner-leg construction.

This table is built in white oak and finished with oil - a combination with a long, proud history in furniture making here in New England and beyond. Oak’s light colorations and straight, identifiable grain are perhaps familiar, but we urge our clients not to dismiss this venerable species. After all, it’s become the standard for a reason. Aside from all the physical characteristics of the furniture white oak builds - hardness, durability, stability - are the aesthetic considerations.

Oak takes stains and tints extremely well, and our clients here wanted to shoot for a color that similarly straddled the classic and the new. In spaces with more contemporary design, the cooler tones in washed-out grays and whites often look best, and the consistent appearance of white oak accepts these tints beautifully. To achieve the effect you see here, we mixed two different tints of our finishing oil. Cannon Hill’s custom color program means that we can work with you to find or create the perfect color for your project.

When you’re building in real, solid wood — the only way that we do things at Cannon Hill — it’s important to account for the expansion and contraction that will always be present with changes in temperature and humidity. You’ll notice the slight gap between the table base and the top, creating a slight floating effect. It looks cool, certainly, one of those details that elevate the design, but it’s there for a functional reason as well. When the tabletop expands slightly, the gap creates a visual tolerance, so that it doesn’t have an unsightly overhang.

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