Our client on this project was a designer helping some friends with the interiors and furnishings of a new construction home in Needham. The dining room, and indeed the whole house, is a beautiful meeting of classic and contemporary details — see the coffered ceilings and elegant light fixture — so she knew that the table would need to strike the same balance. Tables that would fit this bill are difficult to find, to say the least, and they’re simply not built to the same standards of quality and beauty as Cannon Hill pieces.
Our clients on this project approached us to commission a desk that would fit the aesthetic of the renovation that they were undertaking for their loft apartment in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. With beautiful old posts dotting the floor plan, and exposed brick throughout, the goal was to evoke the historic, the well-worn, and the time-tested. In our book, that makes reclaimed oak the obvious choice.
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, 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 the perfectly usable wood for an entirely new purpose.
This matched coffee and end table set originated with a set of inspiration images of similar styles that our client really liked the look of. As is often the case, though, the “off-the-rack” tables they found were all lacking. Either sizing, or materials, or finishes, or build quality wasn’t up to snuff no matter where they looked. Here, exactly, is the benefit of working with Cannon Hill: we design and build our own totally custom furniture, order by order, right here in Boston to your specifications.
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.
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 coffee table was carefully planned and executed. It's made from many dozens of different pieces of reclaimed oak, glued up in a herring bone pattern. The color tint is a custom mix done in house and then it has a spray finish on top. This was a really fun build for a great client in Somerville.
This was an incredible build. The bed was completely custom designed with the client after a home visit and multiple phone calls and finally a CAD. There is a full cabinet construction on the inside to allow for two heavy solid maple sliding drawers. The nightstands have drawers and are essentially "floating". Headboard is mounted to the wall for extra support. The bed is rock solid. 10 people could jump up and down on the platform. It has a dark espresso stain which has a hint of deep deep purple, and three coats of a poly whey finish which is very dull and almost naked.
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.
These boards were in ROUGH shape when we got out hands on them. We really had to go salvage yard deep sea diving to find them. They got a heavy sand and and lot of love so that they're smooth to the touch and splinter free. There were several rounds of samples sent to the client. The top is flat, though every board has a little texture and movement that you hope for and expect out of reclaimed materials (while still being smooth to the fingertips). There is no tint or stain on this table- just a clear lacquer spray. The turned legs are also pine, and we stained them to match the top.