Formal Tables & Traditional Tables
Refined and higher finish materials but also historically accurate designs and materials. Everything handmade, no stains, all original patina, wood peg and mortise and tenon joinery.
In the beginning of the trek into the table business I was introduced to the world of antiques by a client who graciously took me to shows and shops and acted as my buying guide. As time progressed and I became more and more involved with both antique materials and antiques in general I became aware of the possibility of making very nicely made furniture from some of the materials I was seeing come through. Frankly, for making a great formal table most of what I saw was not suitable but some of it was very finely made material in its original life and showed great promise. I began to set aside the very best material and held it until I could see a good use.
Some of the materials came from Tennessee but much of it came from other parts of the country, New England and the north east that had experienced great wealth generation in the early years and that became our main staple of materials for our formal tables. Most of what we use for our formal tables was made from materials that were well made in their original uses of 150 to 200 years ago. They are handmade and hand worked and are exquisite materials. We have made some great tables from them over the years.
Some billions of years from
now, after it is burned to a crisp
or swallowed by the sun, there
will be other worlds and stars
and galaxies coming into being
– and they will know nothing of
a place once called earth.
Happiness can be found even in
the darkest of times if only one
remembers to turn on the light.
J K Rowling