The grain of a maple tree slab swirls fluidly, creating unique eye-catching patterns. No two slabs are exactly alike which is why some people feel strongly that they want to see the grain pattern of their slab before they buy it. This is only truly possible if you buy your slab from a large distributor like Berkshire Product.
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 white oak dining table is the product of exactly that process. Our client wanted to see a square steel beam pass through a chunky oak plate to create an “X” base of a type very different than what we often build.
When we build custom stacked double pedestal trestle bases, they're always made custom. They take as much material and time to make as a table top, and they're truly works of art. We love building them. Usually we send people a number of hand drawings to get the conversation started, and then we work our way towards a final design. Our clients are always over the moon for their bases, and it's extra special knowing that they are completely one of a kind. Don't be fooled by companies that buy and assemble these and then paint or stain them to cover up that they're so cheap.
Sturdy and sleek, 60" Diameter, white oak table with a white-wash and lacquer spray finish. The white-wash is a product called "natural" from Rubio Monocoat. It can be topcoat finish, but this client wanted a spray finish for extra stain protection. The base is great for seating and we bulked it up a little from a previous design to ensure that it would be really solid and have no ability to flex (there is a lot of torque available on a round top like this and a pedestal base with such a thin profile at it's connection points).
A classic Cannon Hill reclaimed oak table. Nobody does it better than us. This table has an Early American stain and a lacquer spray finish. Corner legs are great for seating, and tucking chairs, and this aesthetic will never clash with any setting. It clean, easy, and classic. This table is made from authentic reclaimed oak barn beams that we hand select, de-nail, kiln dry, and then put a massive amount of love and labor into before we have a finished product ready for delivery. The client loved her table!
This gorgeous Claro walnut slab features a single-side extension, curved-leg bases, and a lacquer spray finish. As soon as this slab landed in our workshop we knew it would become a stunning piece of furniture. Claro walnut – actually a result of grafting and cross-pollination between eastern European and native American walnut species – grows in the American Northwest, and offers some of the most dramatic figure and coloration of any walnut variety.
This ash table was the brainchild of an architect who designed it on behalf of his friend and client for a newly remodeled condo overlooking Boston Harbor. The top is ash with a brilliant white wash. The top has a 45 degree bevel on all sides. The bases were made by a third party vendor, sourced by the architect, and installed and delivered by CHW. There are 50 lb sandbags inside each base, so the table is rock solid.
This handmade base consists of around 120 individually made pieces of cherry hardwood. The base was built in stages over a two week period. It's an incredible design that was sent to us by the client. Cherry gets darker with time, so given how sunny this room is in this newly remodeled home in Brewster, the table will take on some richer brown/mahogany tones over the next few years. The table has an oil finish.
This is the kind of project that we hope our clients will go for! It is bold, beautiful, expertly crafted, and unique.
Reclaimed oak oval with all the character you love to see in a reclaimed oak top. Cut to a custom oval shape. Bases are custom curved bases made from curved strips of wood. The bases are actually dozens of strips curved around a form, as opposed to single pieces of wood cut in a curve. It's a way cooler look and more structurally sound.