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.
This reclaimed oak table is 9 feet long and has two 18" extenders. It has a very subtle brown oil tint. The bases are completely custom designed and handmade by Cannon Hill Woodworking's incredibly talented woodworkers. Each component cut, glued, assembled, and curved by hand from oil reclaimed lumber. They are a work of art and an incredibly sturdy and impressive table base than can support a big heavy top. This table now lives in Lexington.
This is another example of Cannon Hill building completely custom. This reclaimed oak table was designed through a collaborative process whereby we drew pedestal designs and the client mixed and matched between them. The table has one 24" extension to add two diners to the table. It was a custom brown wipe on stain, and a lacquer protective spray over it.
This walnut dining table is a Cannon Hill classic. Unlike other companies that will limit you to a few machine made pedestal base options, and then try to stain them to make a "two tone" table, at Cannon Hill we build our bases from the same material as our tops and we make them custom to you design. When we go to the lumber yard, we select the material for each individual project. So we make sure to buy walnut boards that will all go well together and are free from major knots and tear outs. These bases are built by hand from the same walnut material as the top.
The pedestal bases we make here at Cannon Hill Woodworking for any dining table are completely custom. That beings we can draw options for you, or you can provide a photo to match, or you yourself can take a stab at drawings. This walnut dining table has a pedestal base that began with a drawing on our end, and then the designer took our drawing and made her own redline drawing changes. That simple. It requires a little imagination, but when these walnut table bases were delivered they were absolutely gorgeous.
This reclaimed oak table now lives in a sunny kitchen overlooking a swimming pool in the town of Harwich Port. The sunlight brings out every but of character in the real reclaimed wood top. The client came to us thinking she wanted a walnut dining table. When she was able to come to our Seaport showroom she fell in love not only with the reclaimed oak, but also with the idea that we can make pedestal bases custom and by hand. We typically start with 3 or 4 hand drawn designs and let the client mix or match, or change them, in any way they like.
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.
This mahogany table was so incredibly enjoyable to make. It's one of our favorite woods because it's so elegant and regal and yet it has more durability than most other wood types and is even suitable for outdoor use. There are several types of mahogany that can be sourced in New England- though none of the trees are from here. There is Honduran mahogany, and then there is Sipo Mahogany and African Mahogany or Sapele.
This is a nine foot reclaimed oak table that extends to be an 11 foot long table. It can seat twelve comfortably and could probably squeeze fourteen. It now lives in a beautiful open concept living and dining space in Chestnut Hill, Brookline. As you can see, the floors are also reclaimed oak and have an oil finish. The clients knew they wanted a brown color so that the table would stand out from the floors. We provided them with about 8 color samples to hold in their space and look at in the different lighting of their home at different times of day.