We were given the opportunity to build two large trestle tables for Jones Von Drehle Vineyards. These 8’x4′ Tucker trestle tables are placed end to end in their tasting room. This gives them a massive seating area where customers can learn about and sample their lovely wines. Jones Von Drehle Vineyards is a family-owned estate winery offering French-style wines produced solely from their 30 acres of grapes. Located in Thurmond, NC, near Stone Mountain State Park. They also bring in some fantastic guest chefs for special dinner nights and have an outdoor music stage where they host concerts throughout the summer. We always enjoy working with local businesses. If you own a winery, restaurant, or other business that needs a custom-made table or tables please reach out to us and we will find the right fit for you.
We had the privilege of building a conference table for the Saluda County, SC courthouse. This 10’x4’ Tucker trestle table went in the deliberation room adjacent to the courtroom. It is made of red oak and stained in Acorn which is a beautiful medium brown color. We also added two power/USB ports to the tabletop for charging laptops and cell phones. Over the years, we have built many conference tables all over the United States. If you have a need for a table or conference table for your business, please contact us.
We love buying old lumber from within our community, both for its physical character, and the unique story which each piece holds. Most of the time it is reclaimed, but we are also offered old lumber that was cut on someone’s land or farm, and it just never got used. A lot of times, a family member has a tree milled because it fell in a storm, or needs to be removed for new construction. It is then stacked away in a barn or shed for decades waiting to be used. That is the case with this oak we picked up in Piney Creek. I am told the trees fell during Hurricane Hugo and it has been in the top of this small grain barn ever since. This wood is not reclaimed but it is full of character, also a lot of the boards are extra wide and thick. We have what we need to build a few farmhouse tables and one trestle table. If you are interested in having a unique table custom-made that is full of rustic beauty and has a cool story let us know. We can’t wait to see what these boards become!
Walnut French Country trestle table with extensions and French Country Ladderback side chairs ready for their new home in Roaring Gap country club. I love the custom paint color SW Waterloo that the customer picked to go with the rich natural color of the walnut wood.
We have been building tables out of tiger maple for over 20 years. Tiger maple, or curly maple, is an aberration that occurs in all species of maple on an irregular and unpredictable basis, which changes the growth of the wood fibers to produce various types of figures that are independent of the wood grain itself. This is a domestic hardwood with an exotic look. Used in furniture & musical instruments for centuries, you will find high-priced antiques in both categories. We buy only the best tiger maple sold in book-matched sets so all the boards in the tabletop are from the same tree. This insures an even strip pattern from board to board. Once the table is built we hand scrape the maple to pull the most figure out of the tiger stripes. This practice of hand scraping the wood surface goes back centuries as well, it is truly a lost art. It is very difficult to do and we are proud to continue using handcrafted techniques like this in the furniture we build today. Last but not least, the finish is a 7-step process that involves water-based dyes teak oil & shellac along with several steps to give the piece an antique look & highlight the tiger stripes as much as possible. If you are interested in a custom-made Tiger maple table please let us know.
As I look back over this year & think of all the family gatherings that will happen today around our Carolina Farm Tables it warms my heart. I am proud to share this post that started over two years ago with a trip to the lumber mill.
When we select wood for our live edge premium tables, typically we choose 8’ or 9’ log sets. This is the most common size we find, and it works nicely with our designs. However, every once in a while I come across a really unique set of logs. On one of my road trips, I came across a 13′ long log set, and the live edge was exceptionally straight, and the boards were extra thick. I was super stoked even though I did not necessarily need the lumber at the time. It was quite an investment, as walnut is definitely a higher-cost wood species, but I just knew someone would appreciate it as much as I did in the future. Two years later, an interior design company I work with in Southport, Maine asked me if I could build a 12′ long live edge trestle table out of walnut and I said “YES”!! A few months later we got started and I am very happy with how this project turned out! The wide and extra-long boards shine and make this piece absolutely gorgeous, and one of a kind!