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.
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 set is awesome! The client came to us with the idea for her new condo in South Boston. Her alcove is a bit tight for a custom dining table and chair set, so a wrap-around bench was a really efficient way to get the maximum amount of seating in the space. And given that she has two reclaimed oak and metal frame chairs, anyone that doesn't want to slide in can sit at a chair.
This outdoor reclaimed oak table and bench set is made from barn board that is over 150 years old. The wood is no stranger to outdoor use as it has been exposed to the elements for a long time. Nevertheless, when we mill it for a tabletop we expose fresh wood which leaves the wood susceptible to warping. We learned a valuable lesson with this table- that some of the reclaimed wood we buy needs extra kiln time before being used. This table top warped on us. So we cut it up, kiln dried it further, and re built it with the spaces between the boards. Lesson learned.
This Reclaimed Oak Oval Table is 80 inches long and 40 inches wide. The bench matches the curved profile. The finish on this table is called "pure" and the legs are custom made trapezoids. We can make oval tables of most lengths and widths. It's a beautiful set, now living in Providence, Rhode Island.