Table Construction


The key to building our tables is passion and patience. Please note that the below construction method is flexible, depending on a specific design or as requested.

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Solid hardwood boards, kiln-dried, hand-selected, laminated* and finely sanded. Thicknesses from 3/4″ to 2 7/8″ (3/4″ being standard), with top shape, edge profile and roundover open to customization. Specify overhangs from 1/4″-7″+, depending on table style and thickness (standard overhang on “Prairie” table is 2 3/4″ on ends and 1 3/4″ on sides).


Solid hardwood, kiln-dried to create a four-leg, pedestal or trestle, with four-leg table legs 2 5/8″ square at top. Pedestal and trestle bases built to proportion with top size and thickness. Legs connect with steel bolt, washer and nut through aprons’ hardwood corner braces. Gate leg, swing-down and Piranha Lock connections available. Solid wood aprons are available in square, arched or custom style. Steel bases are hand-welded and available in waxed or powdercoated finishes.


Solid hardwood leaves set on waxed solid wood glides. Leaf top joined to aprons that seamlessly match fixed table and conceal leaf glides. Standard leaf is 24″, with 18″, 12″ and custom sizes available. Industrial-strength locks and four pair of steel aligners secure leaves. Drop-leaves, self-storing leaves, Dutch draw leaves and traditional drop-in leaves with wood tenon available upon request.


Clients love our hand-rubbed oil finish for so many reasons that it has its own page. Stains and alternative finishes available upon request.

*Lamination is the heirloom standard for joining solid wood boards to form a tabletop. There are no synthetic or composite materials used in our dining tables – your new table is exactly what it looks like: 100% solid, beautiful wood. Raw woods are milled into boards, kiln-dried, individually evaluated and matched for each table, aligned, glued and clamped, planed, sanded and finished to perfection.

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