Dining

The area of the house we share food in, is often seen as the core of the house.  And there are so many ways of sharing food and space~ because we all do so perfectly differently.  There are large rooms, small rooms, large families, small and large social events, to twosomes~ all have and enjoy their way of sharing at table.

First of all, we listen to your ideas, fully formed or exploring: ready to make decisions, or shy and quietly excited to find “just right”.

Since 1976, the lead of the company has been listening to and exploring with, all of the above.  Whether it is a kitchen table for 2, a harvest table for 6 or 8 or 10, a dining room table of 14’ elegance~ we go step by step: species of wood based on light/medium/dark  and general colour/character, size and shape, character of understructure, and budget.  We have worked with all native North American species, and have used wood, iron, and stone for understructures.

But the dining area is often a blend into the kitchen with todays floor designs.  This is where table styles, wood countertops, console tables, credenzas, and cabinet work make the shift between spaces.  Oak cabinets used to be “the thing”.  Now the internet shows so many more floor layouts, today’s colours, and furniture styles~ we listen, absorb, and suggest.

Wood countertops hold an important spot in these kitchen/dining transition areas.  Counters can be any height, from the perfect height for the proverbial 32” kitchen, to the social bar top at 42”, or precisely to your inch.  We make basic rectangles to specific size/form to highly specified sized shaped counters.  Size does not daunt us, either large, or small.  Edge details are all welcome.  We can cut a particularly profiled edge, a particular edge shape off rectangular, or natural live edge.

Wood being our joy, let’s discuss woods a little bit.  As said earlier, our North American species are our delight. Hard woods and soft woods each offer their own feel, colour, sensibility. To list the species is just to register delight and experience with each:  white ash, yellow birch, black cherry, elm, both grey and red(rare), maple, both red and hard, oak, both red and white,  tulipwood,  black walnut, white pine, red spruce.

How does it arrive to be made into things?

Our resources and sourcing gives us the opportunity to provide colour and grain blended rectangular glue ups, on up to matched wide plank live edge.

Live edge~ what is that?  When a log is sawn full side to side, the side of the tree, the live edge, is not cut off.  Cut in sequence, we have the whole tree, and all the wood, to work into tables of all sorts and styles. A great gift to designer/maker and client both.

Just ask~ our delight.