November 3, 2011
Joe's dream was to build our table using some reclaimed wood we found in our attic. So we were incredibly excited when TOH introduced us to Stephen Staples, a craftsman and furniture designer who has worked with the show before and specializes in using reclaimed lumber to create beautiful custom furniture. We were fortunate to be able to sit down with Stephen to design a table that will fit the new space perfectly. Steve is actually providing the wood for the table (turns out that the wood in our attic is not long enough for this project, but we are still finding other uses for it!). Our designers saw the above table and suggested we use it as a model. The black painted legs give it a cool, updated look, while the thick reclaimed wood keeps it period appropriate and authentic to the house. Joe and I both were incredibly impressed by Steve's eye and his talent, and are ecstatic to see the finished product.
One of the first things Joe wanted to do when we moved into our house was to build a wrap-around seating area in our kitchen where we could nestle our kitchen table. We loved the idea of gathering the whole family there for meals and celebrations, and have always admired this element in other homes. It was on the to-do list for a long time, but never quite made it to the top. Until now.
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I agree a nice look for a dinner table as well as a coffee table and I hope you bought the coffee table too. Thank you so much for updating us and keeping us viewers in the loop. You and your husband have inspired us so much first with that computer printed model and then with so many other things. I hope you took plenty of pictures as it looked like the wrap party today so that maybe you might be able to include pictures of some of the fine craftsmen who helped to make your house so much better and a place you and your family should enjoy for years. It sure would be a nice last post if you can do it and if not and this is the last I wish you and your family a very nice and happy Thanksgiving and a merry Christmas and happy new year!
monday 7 nov 2011 please check out web cams, interior ones are not working, thank you
Looks like the closing party is going on now. Sure would liked to have been there via the inside cameras. At any rate, I have enjoyed the build via the cameras and the start of the TV show. Thanks.
The kitchen table looks fabulous. I'm sure it goes well with the cabinets and countertops in the kitchen as well. Funny how projects we would love to do get pushed back for so long. Feels good to finally cross them off the list though, doesn't it?
Stephen Staples mentioned using an expoy to harden the cedar table top and it also died the top. Can you tell me the type or specifically what the product was to harden the cedar. Thanks I would love to build some dining tables using douglas fir, but I am concerned with the soft wood.
Can you tell me the epoxy product Stephen Staples used on the table top?
Can you tell me the specifically what the epoxy product was that was used on the table top?
what epoxy product was used on the table? The end of the table were cross cut so how did you finish the ends to make them match the aged top look?
Two questions, where do you get the brush that was used to clean the wood, and what epoxy was used?
Wondering why you chose hand woven wallpaper Made in Japan.
Made in North American would be a better choice
. Thanks I would love to build some dining tables using douglas fir, but I am concerned with the soft wood.