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Joinery-leg Oak Coffee Table

You may have seen coffee tables, or even dining tables, like this one before — with functional and attractive joinery at the corners and a low, sturdy stance. As a matter of fact, the starting point for our design was a handful of other tables that our clients brought to us. They had seen commercially available coffee tables that they liked aesthetically, but they knew they wanted better quality for their home.

Contemporary Walnut Dining Table

As custom furniture makers, our days are spent in two main phases, design and build. Every piece that leaves Cannon Hill’s workshop is the result of close design collaboration between our clients and us. I like to say that we aim for our clients to be the gas pedal in this collaboration, driving aesthetic choices and overall purpose, while we act largely as the brake.

Unique Display Coffee Table

As furnituremakers, we spend a great deal of time thinking about the minutiae of materials and joinery and style, about those moments where two pieces come together, and about the overall effect when we step back. We’re proud of our abilities and our capabilities as designers. Ultimately, that’s what sets Cannon Hill apart, and it’s what defines our particular value.

Corner-Leg Oak Slab Table

For whatever reason, we don't make as many slab tables out of white oak as we do in other species. True, the deep, rich chocolates and intense figure of the various walnuts might be more immediately arresting, but the piece of wood that makes up this tabletop is, quite simply, a stunner. With distinct ray figure throughout and clean, straight grain, this material — never mind the table — would be the envy of any woodwoorker. We know we’re lucky to work with materials and clients like these, and we never take it for granted.

Contemporary Table in Milled Walnut

Clients and potential clients sometimes ask us if it would be helpful to have a set of inspiration images, examples of furniture they’ve seen before and really like. Our answer is a resounding yes. Whether you use inspiration images just as a way to set a design tone or as a library of details you definitely want to see in your final piece, they’re always useful to our process of designing custom furniture.

Modern Angular Dining Table in White Oak

One of our strengths here at Cannon Hill is our ability to work in a wide range of styles. We build trestle tables that have their roots in centuries-old traditions of furniture making and design, modern-rustic live edge tables, and we ultra-modern designs with steel bases. Because we’re conversant in all these different design mindsets, we can take elements from each and integrate them into new pieces that fit needs and tastes of each individual client.

Angular South End Walnut Dining Table

We built this custom dining table to have simple, straightforward styling with a contemporary twist. Because the top-quality materials we use are so effective at bringing the natural beauty of wood into our clients’ homes, modern silhouettes and details can sit right alongside traditional spaces without breaking the overall aesthetic. In fact, one of the great things about working here in Boston is seeing how people smoothly integrate new design ideas into homes that have stood here in the city for a hundred years and more.

Reclaimed Oak Corner Leg Dining Table

One of our specialties here at Cannon Hill is a popular style of furniture built from what’s known as “reclaimed” lumber. Reclaimed material is lumber that has previously been used, typically in the framing of buildings, and which has been salvaged during the demolition or renovation of a building. While the demolition process is underway builders will set aside the old posts, beams, joists, and studs for re-use, saving this perfectly usable wood for an entirely new purpose.

Classical Mahogany Dining Table

This gorgeous piece came about when a local high-end interior designer approached us looking for a dining table befitting their clients’ stately home. The clear choice of material was mahogany, famed for its gloriously warm red tones and the visual depth of the grain patterns. In a space like this, in a wood like mahogany, it was clear that we were going to have to develop a design that could stand up to the elements around it while also fitting in. If the interior designer and their clients’ reaction are any indication, we’ve more than succeeded.