Walnut

Incredible Hand-Curved Walnut Bases in Rhode Island

Cannon Hill makes everything custom, by hand, and these incredible curved walnut bases are no exception. This design was chosen from a page of simple hand drawings done by Cannon HIll's Sam O'leary, and then it was converted into a CAD rendering for the client based on the size of their table. This curved base is made by making many dozens of strips of walnut, rolling glue between each strip, and curving them around a custom made form.

Incredible Walnut Double Pedestal Trestle Base in Norfolk

This walnut dining table is a Cannon Hill classic. Unlike other companies that will limit you to a few machine made pedestal base options, and then try to stain them to make a "two tone" table, at Cannon Hill we build our bases from the same material as our tops and we make them custom to you design. When we go to the lumber yard, we select the material for each individual project. So we make sure to buy walnut boards that will all go well together and are free from major knots and tear outs. These bases are built by hand from the same walnut material as the top.

Glass Table with Custom Extending Walnut Base

This was a really fun collaboration with the client, who had an idea for a glass table top and a walnut base that would extend. They knew what they wanted, and they tried to come up with a system for the extensions, for which we give them a lot of credit! Ultimately we used a hybrid of our patented table extension system to come up with an easy to use, fully removable system that is ROCK SOLID for a heavy glass top, and most importantly, out looks really nice and blends perfectly with the original design. 

Amazing Walnut Slab with Custom Trestle Base in Needham

The clients for this live edge walnut table had recently purchased a new home in Needham with a really interesting landscaping and a lot of trees all around the house. They have this really great sun room off of their kitchen that they are remodeling into a nice dining space, but they couldn't wait to have a new live edge walnut table that they could really enjoy using. They came to us, as many of our clients do, with an idea for a live edge table, and a few favorite base designs. We helped them search for and select a really gorgeous 8 foot live edge walnut slab.

60" Walnut Round with Handmade Pedestal Base in West Roxbury

This 60" diameter walnut round was based on the old library tables at Roxbury Latin, the alma mater of one of the clients and the owner of Cannon Hill Woodworking. The two graduated years apart and only made the connection at the initial discussion the project. The school is just a few blocks from where the table now lives in West Roxbury. Those tables had a very heavy and severe way to them, as they were made of oak and stained dark.

60" Round Walnut table with Cool Pedestal Base in Maine

The client for this table is a designer who has a vacation home in Maine. She designed the base of the table herself. She sent us a really nice hand drawing and basically said "I trust you to make this base beautiful and proportional to the table" and we went to work. What we didn't know was how cool her dining nook would be! Anyways, these bases are hand made like everything at Cannon Hill Woodworking, and assembled with real wood joinery. 

Laser Engraved Compass Rose Walnut Table in Waterfront Home

This table was a surprise 25th wedding anniversary present for the client's wife. We started with several design ideas: A compass rose, a sailboat, and the GPS coordinates of the island where the couple got engaged. The artwork was done special on this table by our friend Warren Rader at Rader's Engraving. He did an excellent job. So we made the 32" walnut round top perfectly smooth and flat as always. Then we built a crate special and brought it to Warren. He nailed the engraving. It's perfect. 

Claro Walnut Slab Desk with Cabriole Legs in Brookline

This Claro Walnut desk with black handmade cabriole legs in Brookline is a really great example of the unique fusion of design elements in which Cannon Hill Woodworking specializes. This is the future of instant classics in desk designs, and we make them better than anyone. Hand flattened, hand sanded, live edge slab top with hand carved cabriole legs and two pen drawers. The design came together after a lengthy sourcing process to hand pick the best materials for an exquisite color palette.

Curved Walnut Top with a Tapered Pedestal Base in Needham

This solid walnut table was commissioned by a designer on behalf of a client who wanted a specific design they'd seen before, in a very specific size for their space, and out of real hardwood walnut (as opposed to an engineered wood aka plastic like you see coming from so many "high end" stores). We took the design and put it into the computer and played with the size as it related to their seating goals and the taper. Since we shrunk the original design, the table, which starts at 38" in the center tapers down to 32" on the ends. It's like an oval that has straight cuts on the end.