Table Design Process
Steps and Options
Understanding the space you have to work with and how you intend to use your table is a critical first step. No detail is too small when it comes achieving your vision!
Typically, you should allow 24 inches of space for every person seated at a table; for perspective, assume that each chair will require 20 inches. Ideally, your table should have clearance of about 36 inches on all sides (consider the distance from table to walls or other furniture). This is especially important if you need table extensions: the total table length should include both extensions plus 36 inches of clearance at each end.
Style and Options
Now it's time to consider your preferred style. Are you thinking Reclaimed Farmhouse, Live Edge, Resin, Modern or a custom design? Starting with your ideas, a theme or pictures, we will work with you (and your designer, if you have one), sharing all the choices and new directions possible so that your table is uniquely you.
For our reclaimed tables, we use Heart of Pine, Barn Oak and Chestnut boards salvaged from barns and industrial buildings, from the east coat to the Midwest. Old Growth Heart of Pine trees take from 150 to 400 years to mature, a piece of reclaimed Heart of Pine from a 200-year-old building can be 400 to 500 years old. River Reclaimed Cypress is also an option for our reclaimed live edge tables.
Live Edge Tables can be constructed from a single large slab or from multiple boards aligned to match the grain, color and patterns of each wood species. Book matched tables are built by matching two wood slabs, so that two adjoining surfaces mirror each other. Resin Tables can just fill the voids in a live edge table highlighting a specific color or a full river table (with the resin flowing from end to end of the table) utilizing a solid color or translucent resin appearance?
Select the Base
The base of your table is just as important as the top for achieving the look you want. You can choose a wood, metal or custom base. We have several standard options for our wood table bases or we can custom wood base or collaborate with some great metal fabricators.
All About the Details
The devil (and your table's uniqueness) is in the details. Straight edge or live edge? Do you like the look of visible saw marks? Nail holes and filled with epoxy? Butterfly joints? Or just a smooth, finished surface?
Would you prefer a hand rubbed finish or a glossy look? The possibilities are endless and we can help you select the details that will complete your vision.