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.
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).
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.
This 60" diameter walnut round was based on the old library tables at Roxbury Latin, the alma mater of one of the clients and the owner of Cannon Hill Woodworking. The two graduated years apart and only made the connection at the initial discussion the project. The school is just a few blocks from where the table now lives in West Roxbury. Those tables had a very heavy and severe way to them, as they were made of oak and stained dark.
The client for this table is a designer who has a vacation home in Maine. She designed the base of the table herself. She sent us a really nice hand drawing and basically said "I trust you to make this base beautiful and proportional to the table" and we went to work. What we didn't know was how cool her dining nook would be! Anyways, these bases are hand made like everything at Cannon Hill Woodworking, and assembled with real wood joinery.
This table was a surprise 25th wedding anniversary present for the client's wife. We started with several design ideas: A compass rose, a sailboat, and the GPS coordinates of the island where the couple got engaged. The artwork was done special on this table by our friend Warren Rader at Rader's Engraving. He did an excellent job. So we made the 32" walnut round top perfectly smooth and flat as always. Then we built a crate special and brought it to Warren. He nailed the engraving. It's perfect.
This solid walnut table was commissioned by a designer on behalf of a client who wanted a specific design they'd seen before, in a very specific size for their space, and out of real hardwood walnut (as opposed to an engineered wood aka plastic like you see coming from so many "high end" stores). We took the design and put it into the computer and played with the size as it related to their seating goals and the taper. Since we shrunk the original design, the table, which starts at 38" in the center tapers down to 32" on the ends. It's like an oval that has straight cuts on the end.