We encourage our clients to get creative and to think outside the box. We've created a number of custom base shapes that might look quite simple on paper, but when you see then executed with black walnut they come to life in incredible ways. We are hoping these bases catch on and more and more people are interested in buying them. These walnut table bases are not cut in a curved shape out of a thick block of wood, which would be wasteful and less structurally sound.
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.
What incredible figure in the grain of these walnut boards! At Cannon Hill we hand select every single board for every single table. Not only does that create less waste, it ensures you get a carefully selected and beautiful table! Other table makers, when they get to the level of production that we are, begin to order their wood from the mid-west to save money. They pick irresponsibly, farm-factory walnut trees that don't have the kind of incredible character you see on Cannon HIll's tables. Sure we could save a few dollars, and many hours each month but what's the fun in that!?
This live edge walnut slab is possibly is the most gorgeous slab to ever come through the doors at Cannon Hill Woodworking. It is Bastogne Walnut which is a gorgeous and rare find. The base was made out of another walnut slab. It's a really incredible design which was brought to us by the client. We'd love a chance to make another.
The base for this live edge walnut cocktail table was a fun one to build for Cannon Hill's Sam O'Leary. All hand carved. The client came to us with the design for the cocktail table. We happened to have some live edge walnut in the shop and we pulled it all out and sent her photos of the options for how we could construct the top. It is a triple book match, meaning three pieces of lumber together, with two live outside edges. For style, we left the sapwood stripes in the middle.
The client came to us hoping to recreate a waterfall oak table base design she'd seen before at a "high end" furniture chain store where upon closer review she'd recognized that the base was made from thin material wrapped around a substrate to give it the appearance of being thicker but that it would actually be too weak and light to hold a heavy glass table top. In our showroom she saw a reclaimed oak table with a finish that she liked because it had a little red/orange tone. She brought one of her chairs to the showroom so that she could hold it up against different wood types
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 awesome custom built live edge walnut table is made of walnut slabs. This is called a triple book match- whereby three thinner slabs are put together to make a table top. A book match allows for us to more easily manipulate the width of the table top. This live edge table is 7 feet long by around 42" wide. It has a lacquer finish with a high degree of stain resistance. The solid walnut legs are inverse trapezoids, and are built without any nails or screws. The legs are bolted into threaded inserts which are installed in the underside of the walnut table top to ensure rigidity.