This is an incredible 10' walnut table with a full frame trestle base design that is really functional and appealing. The table is sturdy and robust without being too farmhouse chunky. It's a slam dunk table and people are loving this design. We'll likely do many more. This table is 8/4 black walnut with an oil finish. It has one 24" extension to add two people to the table. The table now lives in a newly remodeled home in Jamaica Plain, Boston.
An awesome custom walnut desk base for a lovely home in the South End of Boston near Tremont St. The project went through a local designer who sent us the general design. We made her a CAD to show her client, which was approved, and then they did what all Cannon Hill clients do which is sit back in anticipation of the call that their piece is ready for delivery. The glass top for this walnut desk was sourced by Cannon Hill. We work with a vendor that cuts custom glass and has lots of options for the finish and cut of the glass. It's important to go at least a 1/2" thick with the glass.
This table was quite a long process but the end result was really fantastic. We started with a general trestle design and provided the clients with multiple rounds of hand drawn design alternatives. We more or less ended up where we started, but it's part of some people's decision making process to feel like they've flirted with all the alternatives to then end up going with their gut. We next did a spec elevation CAD rendering for the clients so they could see proportions and think about leg and chair clearance.
This was a really fun collaboration with the client, who had an idea for a glass table top and a walnut base that would extend. They knew what they wanted, and they tried to come up with a system for the extensions, for which we give them a lot of credit! Ultimately we used a hybrid of our patented table extension system to come up with an easy to use, fully removable system that is ROCK SOLID for a heavy glass top, and most importantly, out looks really nice and blends perfectly with the original design.
The clients for this live edge walnut table had recently purchased a new home in Needham with a really interesting landscaping and a lot of trees all around the house. They have this really great sun room off of their kitchen that they are remodeling into a nice dining space, but they couldn't wait to have a new live edge walnut table that they could really enjoy using. They came to us, as many of our clients do, with an idea for a live edge table, and a few favorite base designs. We helped them search for and select a really gorgeous 8 foot live edge walnut slab.
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.
This reclaimed oak table was delivered to the client the day of their move to Pittsburgh (yes we timed it that way). We built the base so that it could come apart in the pieces and be easier to load into the truck. The top is a 10' reclaimed oak top, with a Rubio oil "pure" finish. The top has 3" breadboard ends on each side, which are done in a responsible way so that they allow for the expansion and contraction of the wood throughout the year, and doesn't restrict it in any way, which caused warping over time.
The client was moving from San Francisco to Boston, having bought a home in Medfield, so they ended up starting the project with us from across the country and we timed it so that they could come to the showroom and select a finish as the table was nearing completion. They ended up choosing our Rubio oil finish, in the "pure" color which is clear essentially, but transforms oak, giving it a bit more flavor and warmth.
This extendable walnut table was the product of a lot of collaboration between the clients and Cannon Hill Woodworking. First we met in the showroom and began to hone in on a design. The clients were deciding between a pill, an oval, and a round table to start with, and the base type and placement of the base as it related to seating was very important. After many emails, the clients came to our workshop to finalize everything.