Coffee table

Live Edge Walnut Table With Punch-through Base

Sometimes, a client will come in with a very specific design idea in mind, and it’s up to us to turn that idea into a custom piece of furniture that can anchor a room in their home for decades, or generations. This live edge walnut dining table is the product of exactly that process. Our client wanted to see a square steel beam pass through a chunky walnut plate to create an “X” base of a type very different than what we often build.

Matched Single-slab Oak Coffee and End Tables

This matched coffee and end table set originated with a set of inspiration images of similar styles that our client really liked the look of. As is often the case, though, the “off-the-rack” tables they found were all lacking. Either sizing, or materials, or finishes, or build quality wasn’t up to snuff no matter where they looked. Here, exactly, is the benefit of working with Cannon Hill: we design and build our own totally custom furniture, order by order, right here in Boston to your specifications.

Waterfall Walnut Island Extension

Our clients, for whom we’d previously built the walnut coffee table in these pictures, approached us with a concept that was pretty much new to Cannon Hill: a totally removable kitchen island extension that could serve was both a cutting board and, when pulled out from the island, seating for two. It’s always fun to work out the particular needs of an unfamiliar sort of project, even one that appears at surface level as simple as this one. After all, it’s just two pieces of wood attached at a right angle; how much could there be to that?

Siberian Elm Cookie Slab Coffee Table

This coffee table is what’s known as a “cookie”; whereas most slabs are cut lengthwise from a felled tree, cookies are, as you can probably tell, cut straight across the trunk. The resulting slabs are perfect for coffee tables, although they present some challenges that are quite unlike the ones standard slabs set us. We were thrilled to work with the designer on this project, because as these pictures show, this Newton home has an incredible combination of classical and modern styling.

Striking Bastogne dining and coffee tables

We’ve learned over the years that the best way to make furniture is to allow the material itself to guide the design and building process. Working with a natural product as arresting as the lumber that we see day in and day out, we strive, as often as not, to get out of the way and let the wood speak for itself. The slab featured in this project didn’t need much help from us at all to set a tone. Our clients here are professional homebuilders who were remodeling their own home, aiming to give themselves some of the comfort and beauty that for years they had offered their own clients.

Walnut Dining and coffee tables with steel bases

This project, an eight-foot live-edge walnut dining table paired with a 50-inch round milled walnut coffee table, demonstrates one of our favorite capabilities here at Cannon Hill - the ability to build in a variety of different styles. The clients on this one were an entrepreneurial couple building a new home overlooking the water in Falmouth, MA who were seeking some truly custom statement pieces for the new space. We worked with then to develop a set of walnut tables on steel bases that would be right at home in the airy, sunny great room.

Herring Bone Pattern Reclaimed Oak Coffee Table with Custom Color Finish in Somerville

This coffee table was carefully planned and executed. It's made from many dozens of different pieces of reclaimed oak, glued up in a herring bone pattern. The color tint is a custom mix done in house and then it has a spray finish on top. This was a really fun build for a great client in Somerville. 

Reclaimed Oak Coffee Table with Subtle Brown Oil Tint

This reclaimed oak coffee table was built custom for a repeat client who sent us a design she was hoping to achieve in a specific size out of reclaimed oak. That's often time how we do things here- we receive a photo but maybe it's not the right size, proportions, material or finish, and we build it custom for someone. Often it's just simply that people have finally learned that internet furniture stores have a lot of money to spend on photography, but their products never look or feel as nice in person. This table goes great in this space.

Maple Coffee Table in Newly Built Mountain Cabin in North Carolina

The client grew up in the Berkshires and has since moved to North Carolina. This maple slab from Berkshire Products was a rare find, in that it was so wide and also short. The home was built in the mountains of North Carolina, so we shipped the table and apparently the first delivery truck that came to drop it off couldn't even make it up the mountain road. This table is an incredible maple, the grain pops magnificently with a Rubio oil "pure" finish. The bases were custom made as well for this top.