Custom walnut table in the South End

Custom walnut table in the South End

All it takes is one look at the view from this warmly-lit, sunny apartment in the South End to tell that any table in the space needed to be its equal. Commercially available, mass-produced pieces simply wouldn’t have done the job. We needed to create something beautiful, but the aesthetic qualities are only the beginning of the story.

When the interior designer for this project approached us, she knew the number of diners the table was meant to seat, and that it would need a single extension, but the specifics of the design were still open. Situations like this one are where Cannon Hill’s truly custom capabilities most shine, and the path we took to this final design show why.

 

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In spaces with built-in benches like this one, the functionality of the table depends on diners ability to get in around the bases. If the bases are too bulky, you’ll always be knocking into them as you try to slide into the seat. Because built-in benches are often idiosyncratically sized – often according to the whims of the builder – using tables “off-the-shelf” rarely works well. Cannon Hill’s truly custom process allows the utility of the piece to be central to its design, so that these issues don’t rear their heads. We think things through from the beginning, which means you never find out there’s an issue when you finally sit down to the table.

The single extension here – rather than one on each side – is similarly a response to the particular needs of the space, and how the homeowners use it. Our designs respond specifically to the rooms they’ll be in and the people who will use them. While the aesthetic advantages of custom can be obvious, we find that it’s actually the functional ones that are most important. Of course, we can offer aesthetic details you won’t find on commercially-available furniture, like the walnut bow tie featured on this table, to make the piece feel especially yours.

 

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