Custom made Tables

 

For years, we've sourced fragments of wrought and cast iron - window guards, fencing, roof cresting - too small or damaged to be reused as such. Iron has an exceptional life span when taken care of and it is a delight to give these pieces a second chance.

Wood, salvaged from demolished buildings offers a tighter, more stable grain, comes in larger dimensions and bears a finished quality that can be impossible to find in new wood. Combine these elements and you have a product that is hard to beat!

The tables below are samples of our work - using new and salvaged material. Due to the nature of the salvaged material, many of these pieces are unique and can not be repeated. If these pieces have sold, consider them as examples of what you could create with other found pieces.

 

Fur Dalyce ...

A new house, a new need. A table for the masses.

Live edge walnut with forged metal base.

Good morning Chris and Scott,

Our daughter and family left yesterday and this past week has been very busy.

But I wanted to say how well our kitchen table worked out! It is absolutely beautiful and I received many compliments on our stunning table.

Thank you for such a wonderful piece of furniture and for delivering it in time for my family's arrival. I am very pleased and you both did an excellent job from the moment I walked in, with Chris explaining everything to Scott's workmanship!
Excellent teamwork.

Regards,
Dalyce

 

Our newest tables

Trestle Table

This beauty will spend a few days on the showroom floor before being picked up. When Scott finishes a table like this, he gets giddy and wants to dance on it in stocking feet. I manage to keep him off of most of them.

 

How to Clean it?

Spray table with spring dew, lay a Hudson's Bay beach blanket at close end, take running dive across top, have friend catch you.

 

Cribbage Table

Crafted from a rare flattened barn beam, this cribbage board gave us fits of trouble but, as Chris has never scored a 29 and has only so much life left to do so, he thought it might appease the gods.

 

Many, many holes

Three hundred and seventy nine.

The Classic Course

Cribbage boards come in many variations but we prefer the classic route so we can better contemplate the way Sir John Suckling (inventor of the game) died in 1641 - some say gobbled up by the inquisition, some suicide but we prefer the knife fight in a bar.

 

Giant Pegs

okay, not so huge but waaaaaay bigger than normal.

 

The Run Home

Even at a penny a point, Chris is still paying off past debts.

 

Live Edge Conference Table

 

Just finished, this walnut conference table is made from two live edge planks out of Waterloo set atop a pair of cast iron bridge girder bases.

Heavy, man.

 

 

Industrial Console Table

Powerful form and strking lines define this console that Scott just designed. The base is cast iron from a machine that made (insert your favourite thing here) and a maple butcher block top.

58" x 15" x 33 1/2" - $925

 

The Makings ...

Scott has put a number of these together for tables but hasn't gotten any further because he can't decide whether to have this at the bottom or the top.

Then, he came across some date squares and forgot all about it.

 

Coffee Table

This table, made from the basement door of a demolished house near Petrolia, will be picked up tomorrow.

The various layers of paint were scrubbed to remove whatever had to come off and the result was waxed and buffed into submission. The legs are planks of T&G lumber culled from a train yard.

MF, for whom the table was made, plans to dance on it in front of her in-laws

 

Trestle Table

Salvaged barn board - comfortably seats ten.

 

Live Edge Console Table

The top is live edge walnut, the shelf below live edge maple but the body is cherry we cut from some 1860s barn braces we had - gorgeous wood.

Though its hard to see in the photos, each leg has a soft arc running from the top to bottom to ease the eye and Margaret added the quarter point details under the top - a surprise when you come across them.

 

Not Old But Salvage, Nonetheless

These live edge walnut planks came from a very large tree in Waterloo. Measuring roughly 24" wide, 2" thick and 14 feet long, they would make an incredible conference table or dining table of note.

Air dried for about a year, they are now at the kiln for a final drying. Call us if you have a use for them.

 

Sneek Peak

Here's something we're working on. The sturdy iron base is made from a bridge girder, heavily rivited. It weighs about 200 lbs.

On top, you see a 36" x 84" hemlock top destined for someone else but it shows how great a dining table or conference table this could be.

We can make 3 of these so they won't last long. Size and colour are open to your needs (within reason).

 

Fresh Fodder

A recent rash of table making has produced these three coffee tables and one that might make a great island.

All on a whim - all ready to go.

 

Live Edge Walnut Dining Table

Not antique, no, but not everything we do is old.

This lovely cut of walnut was found in a local workshop and now serves as a very big dining table.

 

Butcher Block Bench

20 solid blocks of hemlock beam salvaged from a local barn make up this hearty bench.

The striations of grain on the sides contrast charmingly the swirling rounds of the end grain on top

Roughly 70" x 14" x 17" (and something like 200 lbs.)

$2100

Kitchen Table

Small but sure, this roughly 3' x 4' table top is made from hemlock barn floor and pine barn braces for legs.

I don't know why but, all of a sudden, I feel like whippin up some multi-grain bread.

Something like this would run $950.

 

 

Industrial Pallet Table

This shot from the most recent Benjamin Moore Colour Trends Guide features a coffee table made from a mahogany pallet, used in the cement industry, laid atop a "rusty" metal frame.

Roughly 43" x 55" x 18"

If you like what you see, talk to us. This could be yours for $895.

 

Flywheel Console

This recently completed table is sold but we currently have the bits to make a couple more, if you should find yourself in need.

Salvaged pine around a cast iron wheel from a threshing machine found outside St Jacobs.

From $1400

 

Inside the truck.

Live Edge Lumber

Just off the truck, this collection of live edge walnut, cherry and chestnut came from a defunct woodworking shop. It's kiln dried and nicely aged - great for coffee tables, benches or what have you.

Call for pricing.

 

In the shop.

Stall Divider Coffee Table

This baby is leaving today for a party tonight. From what I understand, there will be dancing and champagne so we made sure the finish was strong enough for all likelihoods! Stilettos are its only weakness.

The top is a stall divider from the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, sanded and varnished. It sits atop a heavy, angle iron leg base and the whole thing is roughly 46" x 56".

Unfortunately, we've run out of these and they are no more.

 

A handsome coffee table made from salvaged barn flooring and tapered angle iron legs. It looked really good here but, don't worry, we moved it inside.

 

$@%^%^#$# Big Table

We're delivering this $@$#%#$% big table this afternoon and kind of wish it was already done. 42" x 148" and really heavy - pine and hemlock salvaged from a local barn.

To clean: spray with cleaner, grab a beach towel, take a run and do your best superman dive. With practice, flying off the end will be less common.

 

Grader Blade Table

I don't know where Scott found this beast of a metal plate from a road grader but etched in my mind are the many times I moved it out of my way. It's about 150 lbs of "I'm not budging"!

Strangely, now that he's used it for the top of this table, my suffering is eased, the birds sing and spring seems just around the corner.

Though it has yet to be topped with its glass, the form is undeniable.

62" x 16" x 32" - $1500

 

Large Grate Table

The grate is one of the larger ones we've ever had and never even made it into the showroom.

Here, it is laid into a hemlock barn floor border atop heavy, angle iron legs.

An older concept that still holds true!

Fly Wheel Console

This table shows of the art of form that even the most practical of industrial elements can possess.

We've built the table around it with salvaged pine and left the wheel as found for contrast.

 

Burnished Copper Table

We've done a few of these tops as consoles and coffee tables.

The texture of the hemlock border is repeated in the slender, tapered leg but it's the rich look of the copper that makes you want to dive right in.

 

 

 

Heavy Pine Table

The wood has been hiding here for years waiting for the right project and here it is.

Very tactile, one feels the need to caress (the table).

At 42" wide and 108" long, ten could finish dinner with a debate about whether the first star is really a planet.

The legs and stretcher elements were once the structure of a massive loom.

 

 

Cog Table

Our latest console table was once a large casting pattern from a foundry in Hamilton, ON. Here, we've reversed on itself.

Once it formed a gear to drive the world, now it is reborn as Atlas with the world on it's back!

 

Cog Table, Too

A close-up. Not too close, just close enough.

60 1/4"w x 16"d x 33 1/2"h

Sold

Trestle Table


It's being picked up this afternoon so I thought I would get a shot out there before it goes.

The base is a combination of pine and elm beam pieces, the top hemlock granary boards.

A lovely bench with the same soft top accompanies the table.

 

 

 

 

 

Just put this out on the floor. Salvaged barn flooring for the top on a simple wrought iron base.

46" x 56" x 16"

Sorry, this one's spoken for but we can do another, if you like.

 

Just on the floor today - and this one is still available! A cast iron flywheel from an old threshing machine on the bottom, 2" thick pine barn flooring banded in metal and, voila! 18" high x 42" wide.

 

Angle Iron Leg Table

Based on an original pair of legs we once had, these tables have the great luxury of variability of size in a stoic, subtle style. Antique hemlock boards are cut to suit.

 

Chinese Screen Table

We took two window screens from a Chinese restaurant in New York City and made this lovely little coffee table - show here without the glass.

Vaulted Arch Table

Simple and strong, this table is made from laminate fir beams sliced into planks and features extended ends to extra seating. And such a lovely home it found!

 

Ten Foot Pine

This was big but fantastic with the rustic barn floor top!

Mill Wheel Console

We did this for fun but now it's serious - everybody wants one.

Writing Desk

Shipped to New Brunswick to assist our client's post-grad work.

 

 

Dining Table

Simple yet elegant. The heavy, iron base was made by "Two Smiths" (see links page) and the top we made from 1860s ash flooring from Ilderton, ON..

This one was a custom order but something like it would run around $1950

 

 

Heavy Pine Table

Worn, thick pine from a local barn tops legs turned from braces in the same barn to give this table a rustic quality the client wanted for their cottage setting

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Beech Top Table

We selected 3 cracked boards to form this top. Where the cracks were too severe, we added tiger maple keys for stability.

 

Industrial Table

An assemblage of cast iron and wrought iron elements come together to support this laminated fir table top - the wood was cut from beams in a hockey rink near Stoney Creek, ON.

 

Sewing Table

Sewing table legs found in Philadelphia offer a kind of elegance to counter the primitive, hemlock top.

 

 

Writing Desk

We came up with this at the request of a letter writer. French inspired, we culled 150 year old pine for all the parts and reshaped them to form this attractive piece. Three antique, porcelain knobs finished it off.

 

Cottage Table

This "Cottage Table" was designed using heavy porch balusters, trim from the gable of a Victorian house and salvaged pine flooring for the top. Though it's hard to see, we inserted a panel of tin ceiling from a store in Elmira, ON.

Spindle Tables

A pair of charming little side tables we made from a set of 1920s porch spindles and some salvaged pine for the tops. These have proven quite popular as we sell them soon after they hit the showroom. Most are priced around $125 ea.

Egyptian Iron Table

This is the base of a bar we did recently using an Egyptian iron panel as the face. The sides were designed to mimic the face features and a granite top finished it off. The bas was sandblasted and powder coated for it's life on the back porch entertainment area.

 

This smart little bench was put together using pine joists salvaged from a 1880s church in Woodstock, ON. Milled from full 2" x 14" timbers, the wood has a warm quality. These benches can be made to order and are priced accordingly.

37w x 14d x 18h $285

Cast iron adorns this wrought balcony grill table with a heavy distressed pine top.

45w x 14d x 34.5h - Sold

Heavy forged and fitted iron from Milwaukee, c1850, once a window guard now centres this bold coffee table.

48w x 23d x 18h - Sold

Other Tables We've Done

Arched Egyptian Window Guard Table

Philadelphia Trolley Bridge Panel Table

Guelph Fence Table

Port Hope Light Box Table

 

Arts & Crafts Table

This piece began as a quarter cut oak radiator screen sold years ago to a client who only now decided what to do with it. She wanted a table but was still at a loss for design. We ran with the simple, severe look of the screen by emphasizing details with subtlety and grace.

Austere forged iron finished in black compliments the clean lines of the oak. We like it - what do you think?

Egyptian Eye Table

Here we have a revamping of an original Egyptian window panel as a coffee table. Only the top piece which will be covered in glass is antique. The lozenge design in the top was repeated in the stretcher below where a second plate of glass will accommodate magazines etc.

We wanted to keep the additions as unobtrusive as possible while at the same time avoiding the pitfall of adding a base that just looks like you added a base.

 

 

This massive table (5' x 10') was created to seat at least 12 for various parties and daily events. Pine from the joists of a church in Woodstock (see bench above) served for material and was hand stained and finished to match the chairs and floor.