Our showroom is located at 326 A Street in the Seaport. Showroom meetings are very informative for a homeowner or design professional looking to learn more about wood types, design, table extensions, and finishes. It is always nice to meet in person before undertaking a custom project. In the Cannon Hill Woodworking showroom, you can see and feel many different wood and finish options. It is a small space designed for learning and collaborating, not for selling. As such, nothing in there is for sale and we never push for a deposit payment. Most showroom meetings take between forty-five minutes and an hour.
Please note: The showroom is strictly by appointment only, and we only meet with prospective clients after discussing specific pricing about a specific upcoming project. We are happy to meet a high-end design professional there any time, whether or not a specific project is in the works. Meetings are always available during the week. General hours are 7 am to 3:30 pm. On weekends we are not always available, and we require a $250 project deposit which is rolled into the project, but is not refunded if you don't move forward.
For more information on showroom meetings, please check out this printable showroom meeting pdf.
Cannon Hill Woodworking is capable of providing an array of high-level design services upon request. Below you will find a pricing tier guide for these services, as well as a brief description of each.
Please note that delivery, or crating and shipping, of a project is not considered a design service. It is a separate service that is quoted per project based on size and distance, and is invoiced in the initial contract stage.
Tint, Stain, and Finish Samples
Cannon Hill offers a vast array of standard "in house" stains and tints for both oil and spray finishes which are viewable online, and in our Seaport Showroom. We have 10-20x the amount of color options when compared to most commercial vendors. This is of course because we make our furniture by hand.
If a client wants help creating a custom tint or stain, they can sign up for our non-standard finish program in the higher design tiers. Occasionally someone may work their way through standard samples first, and then they realize they want a custom color.
Our non-standard finish program in tiers 2 and 3:
- Clients provide a finish sample. Ideally in person or mailed, but images are ok. We require a sample as a starting point. The sample can be the color you'd like to try to meet or coordinate with, or you can provide a description of how you would want to change it. We're not magicians (not quite!), but we have a lot of experience with stains and tinted oils, and we do our best to guide you towards what is possible.
- We create six custom finish samples and mail them to you
- Based on feedback, we’re willing to create four more and mail them
- Based on feedback, we’re willing to create two final and mail them
Please note that an oil finish can be a color tint and topcoat finish in one application, whereas a stain requires a spray finish to seal the table from moisture and stains. A clear spray finish can be applied over a tinted oil, but it must be applied over a stain. You can read more about our finishes and their performance and maintenance in the Residential section of the website.
CAD (Computer Aided) and Hand Drawn Design Work
Many projects require additional computer spec elevations, CAD renderings, or hand drawn design work. At Cannon Hill, we live at the cross-section of creativity and function, of design and build. Since all of our projects are custom, most of our clients find it very helpful, often necessary, to have a CAD and a full analysis of seating and chair tucking as it pertains to their space, the placement of the furniture in their room, and their expected use of the table. CAD can be purchased as a one off, or as a process. If you need help with the sizing of your table, or you're including a custom style base, then a CAD process will get you where you need to be to make an informed and educated decision. We will very patiently guide you through. Trust the process!
Coordination with Vendors, Contractors, Distributors
Cannon Hill is willing and able to coordinate with outside vendors and contractors. Coordination could be taking a bench to an upholsterer, picking up unique materials outside of our usual vendors, coordinating with stone or glass manufacturers, taking a table to a CNC sign engraver, contacting a 3rd party vendor to discuss a component of a build, taking in-location measurements, or obtaining and utilizing special components for a project. Coordination can also be coming up with an installation plan for a contractor if they do not choose to create one themselves.
Home/ Site Visits
Home/Site Visits are available if you live within 45 miles of Boston
We will come to your home or worksite to take measurements, help with size of table or seating, or to see your space. Keep in mind, we are not interior designers, but we are furniture designers. This means, we won’t tell you what wood works best with your drapes, but we are experts in wood color palettes, and wood finishing so we can give you as much information as you need to make an informed decision. We can work with you to determine what size and shape of table works best for your space, and what type of base or legs we will work best for your seating goals.
We are also capable of templating for bar or counter installations and builds. If Cannon Hill is going to do the install, then we will most likely come to make templates. If you are not hiring us to install, then we will build from your contractor's specs.
A mock delivery is a service we offer where we bring an adjustable table top template and we "deliver" it. If it is too large, or you have room to go larger, we can adjust it on the fly and determine the maximum dimensions that will fit up your stairs, through your hallway, or in your building's elevator.
Home visits typically fall into three categories:
- Mock Deliveries for Standard or Exceptional Deliveries
- Templating for a table or countertop
- Install assessments/Templating for Non-Standard Installs
Cannon Hill Woodworking delivers and assembles most projects to our clients' homes. We don’t hire outside delivery personnel, rather the woodworkers from our shop will bring the project to you. We have our own criteria for what falls into a standard delivery, or an exceptional delivery, and we price the delivery accordingly based on the size of the table, the nature of the delivery, and the distance from Boston.
Cannon Hill Woodworking has a highly skilled team of install professionals. We can install bar tops, floating shelves, and much more. Install work will be discussed in detail beforehand, and a price will be given. We have our own criteria for what falls into a standard install, or a non-standard install, and we price accordingly. In some cases, we will only be willing to deliver to your home for your contractor to install. We can build to exact specs and discuss the install plan with your contractor or carpenter, and leave the rest to them.