This reception currently resides in the Empire State Building and is built from reclaimed mixed hardwoods salvaged from a local barn in West Michigan. The work surface and wall caps are a clear powder coated sheet steel. Steel angle trims out the edges. Contact us today to design a custom desk for a unique statement in your office.
Made in Grand Rapids, MI
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
We were looking at very ugly, very sterile looking reception desks in catalogs and had a dream that we could find one made out of reclaimed wood. I found some examples of Daniel's work on custom made as well as on his website and thought we'd give it a try. I am so glad we did! The finished product is BEAUTIFUL. He was super professional all along the way - sent mock-ups of what the desk would look like, worked with us to tweak the design, deliver the desk on our timeline, found solutions to help expedite the project while maintaining the look we were going for, basically ALL of the things you would want in a custom-built piece of furniture. The only thing I could critique is that we did not see the finished product until the day before it was delivered. That said, we were asking him to RUSH, so not sure we could've done anything differently. Fortunately, it turned out great and is exactly what we wanted. It was precision made, pre-drilled, laser leveled and 110% of what we expected. Does not disappoint and is the focal piece of our real estate office lobby! Would not hesitate to work with him again... in fact, we're dreaming up other projects :)
I was very excited to work with Dan on designing a custom desk for my company's office space based on the work and reviews I saw online.
I wish I could give them 5 stars, but there were a few things that hold me back and at one point I would have given a 2 or 3:
1- When I first reached out I asked for the desk to be stained to match our decor. When Dan sent the final pictures there was a matte coat of varnish, but no stain. It was too late to fix that so it technically was not what I wanted.
2- Installation was not at all easy. We are in Boston, so the desk was shipped to us. I was assured that the instructions would make it simple. A contractor and 3 other sets of hands struggled their way through constructing and were not able to get pieces aligned just right.
3- The desk was late. The contact that I signed had the desk being delivered of the 7th, I didn't get it until the 16th. There was no communication from the team that there was going to be a delay until I reached out asking for a tracking number when it hadn't arrived.
I will add: I gave 4 stars because although all of this, Dan was responsive when I reached out and did refund us partially for the lack of stain. If I were to work with the team again I would ask them to come do the install and insist on better communication along the way. Albeit, that comes at a price.