All of our wood is sourced from northern and central Ohio. All of our suppliers are Amish run mills who use alternative sources of energy to harvest timber. As members of the Hardwood Furniture Guild, they are dedicated to keeping an extremely low carbon footprint. We exclusively use wood from suppliers who practice sustainable methods of harvesting timber. To learn more about our suppliers' harvesting practices, click here.
Every table needs a base designed with the slab's features in mind. We work with you to design and create a unique base that will complete your ideal table.
We use Super Clear epoxy from Super Epoxy Resin Systems for all of our epoxy pieces. Through trial and error of a few different brands of epoxy, we have found that Super Clear epoxy gives us the highest quality results. For more information about Super Clear Epoxy, visit their site.
We use a variety of finishes for a variety of applications so each piece may vary.
We finish our tables using a conversion varnish from FinishWorks or Oil Plus 2C from RubioMonocoat. After applying the first coat of finish, we sand the surface with high grit sandpaper and apply a second coat. This ensures the highest quality finish possible in terms of look, feel, and durability.
The finish we use for each piece of wall art will vary. Depending on the look we are going for, we will finish the piece using danish oil, polyurethane, or a clear coat of epoxy.
Cutting Boards, Butcher Blocks, and Charcuterie Boards
We finish our cutting boards, butcher blocks, and charcuterie boards using a 3-4 day sanding and soaking process to ensure they stay smooth throughout constant use and cleaning.
When wood gets wet the grain will raise and expand. This causes a previously sanded surface to become rough and uneven. We sand the boards then spray them with water to raise the grain. Once they dry we sand them again. We repeat this process three times to ensure the grain will not raise when you wash your board.
Then we coat the boards in food grade mineral oil. We let the oil soak for a couple of hours then wipe the excess. We then sand the boards and oil them up one more time to ensure they stay smooth.
Most bases are fastened to table tops by drilling screws directly into the wood. This only allows for the legs to be removed a couple of times until you strip the holes made by the screws. We resolved this issue by installing threaded inserts in all of our furniture. These inserts from RAMPA allow you to disassemble your piece as many times as you wish. This is especially nice when it eventually comes time to move your piece. Just remove the screws and you can safely move the slab and legs separately.