This reclaimed oak table now lives in a sunny kitchen overlooking a swimming pool in the town of Harwich Port. The sunlight brings out every but of character in the real reclaimed wood top. The client came to us thinking she wanted a walnut dining table. When she was able to come to our Seaport showroom she fell in love not only with the reclaimed oak, but also with the idea that we can make pedestal bases custom and by hand. We typically start with 3 or 4 hand drawn designs and let the client mix or match, or change them, in any way they like.
This table is dark, but not quite as dark as the photos make it out to look. The stain is called "Ebony" which is a dark, dark brown and the top coat is an oil-based-urethane which gives it a little more of a satin sheen. This is a fairly straightforward, custom "modern farmhouse" table set. This style is becoming increasingly popular (trust us, we know!). It's something about the combination of the old wood, with all it's incredible character, and the modern look of metal legs, that works really well to make this reclaimed oak table modern, but not tacky, and classic, but not boring.
This reclaimed oak table is attached directly to the kitchen island in this newly renovated Charlestown condominium. The idea behind the design is that the table can remain shorter, so that it doesn't encroach upon the doorway entry to the condo, but that there is more room for seating. The table is attached to a ledger that sits invisible between the skirts and is fastened sturdily to the island.
This is to date the largest table we've made. Fifteen feet of reclaimed oak. The top weighs over five hundred pounds! It took four of us to carry it into the home from the truck and 8 of us to flip it once we'd assembled the base. The barn that the client built in Ipswich is incredible- the exposed timber framing was reclaimed from a barn in Canada and shipped here. This table was longer than any reclaimed oak board we could get our hands on so it has staggered seams. For aesthetic, it has bowties and dowels throughout.
The clients are remodeling their own home in Natick. They've taken on the remodel as a passion project and wanted a table that fit perfectly into their new dining space that could seat two extra people without getting any longer. The solution was to go wider, so that two can comfortably feet on each end of this wide reclaimed oak dining table.
Th design for this reclaimed oak kitchen island base began as a walnut island with an I/X trestle base. We did a computer spec drawing for the clients when they first reached out because they wanted to achieve three specific design and function points: the I/X trestle, the bench had to tuck all the way in (so the bench height had to line up with the thinnest point on the trestle base, and they wanted an extension for stool seats on the ends. All of these points were achievable, but it required some careful planning on our part.
This twelve foot reclaimed oak table started with seven firefighters in the Cannon Hill showroom. 12 feet of reclaimed oak is of course a very large and heavy table, and we had to make the top as flat as possible so that the sign shop that did the CNC inlanders would have a level surface to carve into. We nailed it. The brass inlay came out awesome. We built really sturdy 4.5" square A-frame reclaimed oak legs. Because we install threaded inserts and bolts into our table legs, the table is incredibly sturdy and the legs didn't require any extra bracing or a cross piece.
This is a nine foot reclaimed oak table that extends to be an 11 foot long table. It can seat twelve comfortably and could probably squeeze fourteen. It now lives in a beautiful open concept living and dining space in Chestnut Hill, Brookline. As you can see, the floors are also reclaimed oak and have an oil finish. The clients knew they wanted a brown color so that the table would stand out from the floors. We provided them with about 8 color samples to hold in their space and look at in the different lighting of their home at different times of day.
This reclaimed oak custom furniture piece was built as a wedding gift. It's a solid wood piece. The reclaimed oak is at least 150 years old and was sourced from Western Massachusetts. The hope chest is 3 feet by 2 feet and 20" tall. It was heavy duty hinges, and piston hinges, to allow for gentle and smooth opening and closing. It has an oil finish. Reclaimed oak is a great building material for any furniture piece because of its durability. This reclaimed oak chest will last for hundreds of years. That is a guarantee.