You may already know that we love what we do. We love creating, building and the process of making great spaces for our clients. Creative talent abounds at Silent Rivers – both inside and outside of work. Our team includes artists, jewelry makers, photographers, painters, writers, musicians and, of course, master woodworkers.
So the opportunity to build custom furniture for our clients is pure joy for our cabinetmakers. Challenge them to build a solid cherry table for 12? Well… that’s even better.
One Big Happy Family at One Table
We first introduced you to Mr. and Mrs. H back in June with our Design+Build Home Renovation with Addition Creates Better Gathering Spaces for the Whole Family.
The original objective for their expansive renovation was to provide more space for the family to gather and celebrate holidays and special occasions. Right about the time when we were applying the finishing touches of the renovation, our clients mentioned their desire to have their entire family at one dinner table. But the table had to be beautiful and made to fit their style and specifications. This sparked our collective imaginations into thinking about how to make this happen for the family. So a masterpiece was in the works. One that would fulfill the need for a functional “table for 12” and provide an aesthetic balance with the newly renovated area.
The overall dining table design idea came to us quite easily – we would build Mr. and Mrs. H a farm style, cherry wood table with a distressed finish and a trestle type leg structure, to seat 12 people. We’ll admit it: finding 3-inch thick, 8-inch wide, and 12-feet long solid cherry boards was challenging, but achievable.
Five men were needed to bring the 250-pound tabletop into the client’s house and to place it in the permanent location. And muscle and careful handling were required to set the tabletop perfectly on the base.
There were mixed emotions the day we delivered this custom table to our client’s home. We know our “baby” is in a good home and will be well cared for. It is a blessing to us that the clients’ family will gather around this piece for many, many happy meals in the years to come.
From our family to your family… Enjoy!
Pictured from left: Project Coordinator Jay Reichenbacher, Lead Aritsan John Miller, Artisan Jon Curry, Lead Artisan Tom Bloxham, Artisan Alex Schlepphorst, and Production Manager Jason Anderson. Not pictured is the photographer and the table’s designer, Archtiect Teodora Shtinareva.
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