We started building dining tables over 20 years ago, and since then thousands of tables have left our shop. This massive 14-foot trestle table is one for the record books and my personal favorite. Crafted from some of the largest reclaimed chestnut boards I have ever seen!! Salvaged from an old mill in Bluefield, Virginia. These boards are 3″ thick, 13″ in width, and were brought in at almost 15′ in length. It took almost a week just to straighten and glue the tabletop. The base is built with hand-cut mortise and tenon joinery.
Next door to us, tucked in the Orion community of Ashe County, sits a thoughtfully renovated schoolhouse and chapel, built in the mid 1800s. The community Orion was named by farmers throughout our area many years ago. It is thought that Orion got its name from being “up near the stars” in the mountains. The Orion School served the community as both a place of learning and meeting from the mid 1800’s until the 1940s. Today it is used for special events and gatherings. This is the 6th table we have built for the schoolhouse and we think it is a wonderful centerpiece.
We are honored to have the opportunity to build tables for this space which will house many gatherings and celebrations for many years to come! We are also so thankful to have amazing clients that understand and support our dreams and some times crazy ideas. To be able to give these old American chestnut beams new life in this project was truly the perfect fit! We love a story steeped in rich history and character and are blessed to be a part of these special projects that will last generations. To learn more about Orion School and Chapel, visit https://www.orionschoolandchapel.com/.
We have built several tables for wedding and event venues over the years. If you have a special project, please reach out to us!