This was designed by the client. We contributed the design for the moulding, which was handmade, and converted her hand drawing to a CAD, and off we go! She originally thought that she wanted oak with a brown stain, but once she came to the showroom she fell for walnut. Here at Cannon Hill Woodworking specialize in dining tables, but now and then we make a unique cabinet or side table for a client that wants something they can't find elsewhere. The client loves her new piece, and we hope it sparks joy every time she enters her home.
This walnut table and bench set is about as "instant classic" as it gets but is a great example of the versatility of walnut. This table is in Southern Mass, in a Cape style home that has been remodeled. As such there is a lot of wood in the space, but it is modern, updated, clean, and nice. Walnut can be right at home there, but it also fits in super modern white and grey spaces. It's just the freakin best! This table is 96" x 42" and make from thicker 8/4 walnut material. The matching benches are made from the same stock so it all goes well together.
Custom built teak storage bench built for a new construction home with a beautiful oceanside pool and pool house. This bench is made from real European teak which is approximately two to three times the cost of some of the teak alternatives. Teak has a natural waxy nature, which repels moisture, and makes it a great option for outdoor furniture. This teak bench has a mesh bottom for storing wet towels while giving them air room to breath. There is also a bottom steel shelf for towels.
Big is beautiful! At Cannon Hill Woodworking we have some big tables under our belt. Building big our of reclaimed oak is an art in an of itself. You need to have the strength and stamina to mill all of this lumber that is dirty, nail ridden, and twisted. Each board in this top weighs around 100 pounds so it takes more manpower to do every step of the process. But at the end, the client is still expecting his quality craftsmanship, joinery, and finish. So just because it's big doesn't mean you can cut any corners in the build and finish process.
The pedestal bases we make here at Cannon Hill Woodworking for any dining table are completely custom. That beings we can draw options for you, or you can provide a photo to match, or you yourself can take a stab at drawings. This walnut dining table has a pedestal base that began with a drawing on our end, and then the designer took our drawing and made her own redline drawing changes. That simple. It requires a little imagination, but when these walnut table bases were delivered they were absolutely gorgeous.
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 piece was built to go in a transitional area between the pool and the house, so it will hold wet towels and bathing suits, and has a storage shelf for dry towels or slippers and sandals beneath. We chose to build from iron because of the natural water repellent properties of the wood and the beautiful grain and color. Iroko is commonly used in furniture as a teak alternative, as it's less expensive. Iroko is tricky to work with. The boards are very hard and sometimes hold so much tension that when you cut or rip them, they move slightly.
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.
This walnut dining set was one of our favorite projects to date. There is really only one way for your seating to truly match your table and this is a perfect example. The bench and table have matching walnut stacked pedestal bases. These ornate bases are incredibly sturdy, and entirely handmade. The client came to use with general designs in mind for the pedestals and the chairs.