Size: This one 46 x 70 x 30.75 with two 10 inch leaves
(custom sizes gladly). Contact us for shipping quote (include your zip)
Price: Starts at $3289 (no leaves) in ash // $3589 solid walnut
With leaves at this size and in ash: $3889 // $4189 solid walnut
This is a nice solid rectangular double pedestal dining table at 70 x 46 x 30.75(h), designed and built by us in solid ash. Pullout breadboard ends accept two 10 inch wide leaves, which expand the table to 90 inches long. The table will generously seat 6 without leaves, and 8 to 10 people with the two leaves in place.
The design challenge here was to get as small a profile at the floor and yet get as much tilt resistance as possible. Our client and designer loved the white painted pedestal table bases from the table that went to Wisconsin, but wanted a dark brunette, masculine, refined variation, and the shape was derived from first turning the white ones upside down, then working with the shape. A solid pedestal with ash floor plate was planned, but the floor plate looked funny (like an alien hovercraft, seriously). I thought the pedestals had the look of old lanterns, and substituting a plain steel base for the hovercraft seemed like the thing to do. We turned to our friend and colleague Eric Sands to fabricate smaller diameter steel bases with solid centers, each weighing in at about 100 pounds and greatly adding to the much-needed counterweight. To these we added a rusty rich patina. Eric also built us eight leaf-arm brackets which keep the sturdy breadboard ends in place.
This has a hand planed and distressed surface. It wears a rich, dark, neutral brown color which is really harmonious in many interior schemes and just goes with everything. See close views below. Individual boards in the top are slightly offset in a deliberate manner in order to add to the texture and distressed nature of the piece. The table will be placed in a large kitchen and will be used A LOT. The finish is a durable, distressed, water, wine and food resistant “living” finish. It is a wearable surface that will not develop rings or stains but will instead look better and better over time as a dining surface. While we avoid putting pans directly from the stove on such a surface, is not necessary to protect the finish with placemats or coasters for normal dining.