Recently, we completed a custom expandable knotty alder dining table for some great clients of ours.
They knew the exact size, style and design that they wanted, so we were able to get the project off the ground pretty quickly.
We took our clients' ideas to our design team and were able to show the overall concept in a 3D model. The table leg position was very important to our clients, so we were able to demonstrate exactly how the table would look with and without the leaves.
We also took a piece of knotty alder, distressed it, and created a spectrum of stains so our clients could choose the exact color they desired.
Once the knotty alder was shaped and sanded to the exact specifications we needed, we laid the material out to make the table top. This process involves flipping and rotating the various pieces of lumber to achieve the overall pattern we wanted.
Once the pattern is approved, the table went into the glue up process. This process involved many steps that ensured the table doesn't bow or bend throughout its life.
Once the glue had set up, we moved the table top to our 5-axis CNC machine. The CNC machine went through a series of programs that included planing both sides of the table top, routing the pattern for the custom inlay and starting the initial custom edge profile.
After the CNC machine completed its' tasks, the hand work begun. A custom maple inlay was made and secured into place.
Then, the edge profile was shaped by hand using a variety of chisels.
During the time that the table top was being finished, the custom legs were glued up and shaped.
The 5-axis CNC machine helped with the overall shaping of the legs.
The legs were then completed and the supporting frame was built and installed.
The dining table then entered into the finishing process which included various methods of distressing.
The finished product achieved exactly what our clients wanted and it fit into their home perfectly.