Seating for 12, this 92" dining table is made entirely from reclaimed white oak. Rescued from a barn built in the late 1800's it's life as a floor had all but diminished. After a light run through the surface planer, jointing and glue up with splines, the top was cut out using a large trammel and router. The table required the use of 1/4" steel angle iron embedded in oak to keep it from flexing on the single pedestal. The edge is treated with a 1" ring of the same oak matching the above grain to maintain a cohesive look, making the top appear to be 2".
The larger imperfections (surprisingly very few) were filled with clear epoxy before the final finish of almost 2 quarts of clear, satin polyurethane.
The next step is a 48" lazy susan and 12 craftsman style chairs.… Read more Read less
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Reviews of this Maker
Review of Arts And Crafts Jewelry Box
by Mary Anne Oct 21st 2013
I have just received my beautiful copper and turquoise jewelry box. It is absolutely exquisite, and the craftsmanship is spectacular. Marty communicated with me throughout the project and took care of me every step of the way. I would highly recommend Marty for his work and professionalism. He is a true artist!! Thank you so much for your work.
Review of Bench, mirror
by Marina T. Sep 11th 2013
Marty is an excellent maker who cares about the outcome of his work and takes responsibility for it to the very end. He produced a bench and mirror for us based on a photo I gave him, and, although it wasn't cheap, it was worth the money and the wait (approx. 12 weeks). Marty is also very communicative and responds to messages in a timely fashion. Two things you may want to ask about in advance are his policies (found on his website but not included in the proposal) and shipping/delivery details. Although he tried to accommodate as much as possible to our needs regarding delivery, in the end faulty packaging resulted in our pieces arriving with several scratches which had to be locally repaired (we communicated about that and Marty paid for the cost). There was another hassle during the manufacturing process, when the pieces didn't look exactly as we expected; Marty immediately offered to redo them, resulting in only a slight increase (one week) on the agreed delivery date. Overal... Read more
Review of dining room table
by Sue Bowker Apr 26th 2013
We ordered a custom dining room table from Marty. He worked with us on design, taking our ideas and adding his own. He found old wood for the project and sent us a pix of the building it came from- lots of fun to see. He delivered exactly on time. The table has a beautiful patina and is well made, well proportioned and well designed. We love it. The only problem we had was that the leaves he delivered with the table were slightly too small. When we complained, he immediately took the leaves back and agree to re-make them at no additional cost. Haven't seen them yet, but my guess is that they will be perfect.
Review of TV stand
by Jon Apr 16th 2013
Marty produced exactly what I was looking for. He meshed my functional requirements perfectly with my style rerequirements and produced a TV stand and AV component system that was not available on the market and did it at a price well below what you would pay for smaller less capable units. Marty stayed connected throughout the design and build process. He provided me with timely information and options when decision points arose. On top of all that he delivered it to my living room free of charge.
Review of Jewelery Box
by Mike Polen Feb 16th 2013
Marty was great to work with and the quality of the work was top notch. My wife is very pleased with her new custom made jewelry box. Thanks Marty.