Custom Wood Desks and Tables

Custom walnut writing desk cubby detail

Custom Walnut Writing Desk

My client encouraged me to push the envelope on this design (thanks Jack!) though I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to be able to build what I had drawn.

A beautiful matched set of black walnut boards and densely figured birds-eye maple were woods of choice, with details in ebony, abalone and mother-of-pearl.

Black walnut, birds-eye maple, ebony, abalone, mother-of-pearl

72” x 32” x 30”t

Hunters Hall Table

My client expressed a keen appreciation for hand-made craft, specifically hand-made wood furniture, and we enjoyed working closely on this design.

The process resulted in a subtly sculpted top in some pretty, ropey cherry and an asymmetrical base accented with curved, tapered curly maple beading.

Solid ropey cherry, curly maple

36”l x 9”w x 30”t

Custom made solid wood hall or console table

Elegant Hallway or Console Table

Hand shaped, subtly sculpted surfaces define this unique hallway table. The top surface gently falls away at either end and restrained shaping of the front lip mirror the curves in the apron below. Tapered, curly maple beading below front apron and along side and back aprons are a nice contrast to the cherry and provide effective detail.

Figured cherry and curly maple

14” at center, has been built in both 44” and 52” lengths

Custom modern hall and console table with black lacquer and curly maple

Hall Table with Black Lacquer and Curly Maple

This table has been built in varying lengths, between 42” and 54”. The curved front apron is typically a clean, uninterrupted surface but has been fit with a shallow drawer on request. The ends and front lip of the top are subtly sculpted.

Curly maple, black lacquer on solid mahogany

42”l x 15”d x 31”h

Custom conference table with eucalyptus veneer, ebonized inlay border, solid cherry, and cherry veneer

Custom Conference Table

A clean, contemporary design for this conference room table. We decided on some very striking Beeswing Eucalyptus veneer for top panels with a solid cherry frame.

Power and data connections are accessible through flush-mount ports at either end of the twtelve foot long table with wire management tracking cables to floor.

Eucalyptus veneer with ebonized inlay border, solid cherry, and cherry veneer (base)

120” x 46” x 30”

Custom conference table made from solid cherry and soft, curly maple

Unique Conference Room Table

The good people at Highland Center for the Arts, in Greensboro Vt., gave me a lot of latitude with this project. The resulting design incorporates a subtly sculpted, highly figured solid cherry table top with a contemporary trestle base of curly maple. The trestle design allows maximum flexibility for seating around the table. I think a similar piece could result in a beautiful and unique custom dining table.

Solid cherry and soft, curly maple

96” x 44” x 30”

"I know I already gushed over the desk, but I have to tell you that we had our pod-mates over this weekend. At one point, all the adults just sat on the couch in my office and waxed poetic about the desk, taking turns to stand up and look at parts close-up. More than a beautiful workspace, it was just something wonderful for us to marvel at during what can be an extraordinarily glum time (Covid, 11/20) So thanks again!"

— Kathleen E., Boston, MA
Custom wood trestle table in Vermont cherry and Curly maple

Vermont Cherry and Curly Maple Trestle Table

I love trestle tables. The design is elegant in its simplicity, easily adapts to almost any custom size and looks great dressed in various hardwoods or hardwood combinations. This particular table is made from Vermont cherry and curly hard maple, a handsome combination and one of my favorites. Trestles “knock down” for easy transport or shipping.

Solid cherry and figured maple

82” x 38” x 30”, very comfortably seats six, squeezes eight. Built to clients custom size.

Vermont custom made hardwood dining table

Vermont Custom Dining Table with Trestle Base

A simple, traditional design that does so many things well. With no corner legs or aprons to worry about, a trestle base allows freedom of movement around the table and a flexible seating plan. When a crowd shows up, you can usually “cheat” at the corners and squeeze in a couple more! Without significantly changing the look of the table, the design could be modified to comfortably seat ten or scaled down for smaller spaces. This table was built using some amazing, locally sawn “flame” birch for the top and Vermont cherry in the base.  Other combinations are certainly a possibility using our beautiful, locally sourced Vermont hardwoods

Flame birch, solid cherry

72” x 32” x 30”t

Duncan Phyfe walnut dining table

Duncan Phyfe Walnut Dining Table

This is an interpretation of a traditional Duncan Phyfe dining table with a birdcage base. The solid walnut in this piece came from a lovely matched set of boards. A nicely figured walnut veneer was used in the apron and base for interest, providing a slight contrast.

Solid walnut, figured walnut veneer

66″ diameter, extends to accept two 12″ leaves

"Dave, you made our Christmas perfect with the dining room table. We celebrated an early Christmas dinner, here in NH, and having the table here was such a gift. Every day, I love looking into my dining room and admiring the handsome work you did. It completes the house. BTW, I just cleaned off Bills standing desk for the first time and really love all the details you put into it. I don’t think I appreciated it enough. We had friends up who were admiring the table and asking about the desk, I hope you kept the plans!"

— Lisa C., Hanover, NH

Duncan Phyfe Dining Table

A very handsome Duncan Phyfe style dining table with a bird-cage base. Densely figured pommele sapele and figured makore veneers in the top and base make this table visually striking.

Figured pommele sapele veneer, figured makore veneer, solid mahogany, brass feet

54″ diameter, extends to accept four 12″ leaves