Tag: Table

Maple Trestle Table

Solid hardwood, clear satin finish
Maple Trestle Table



Unique lines and beautiful natural Maple grain are the highlights of this solid hardwood trestle table. Suitable for use as a dining table for four to eight people.

Dimensions are 72″ long x 38″ wide x 30″ high.

If you’d like to see it in person, come out to visit our new furniture gallery located in our 1840’s one room school house. Available for pickup, delivery or shipped nationwide.





Side table and Murphy Beds in progress

The latest item out of the woodshop is this custom cube shaped side table for Philadelphia interior designer Jennie Pritzker.

The piece has rounded edges to prevent the client’s toddler from falling onto a pointy edge, is painted in waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore Wickham Grey, and measures 28” H x 26” W x 26” D.

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Also in progress are two Queen Size Murphy Beds. One is gorgeous Walnut, the other will likely be painted. We will have one of these super useful pieces installed in our new showroom so that clients can come see one in the flesh if they like.



Catalpa Dining Table with Leaf


Catalpa trees are native to our area, and Alderfer lumber had some gorgeous slabs available when the time came to build this dining table. The table is either 42” round or 66” long with the leaf in.

The design features curved legs on casters and a little shelf under the table top. The wood has been lightly stained, shellacked, and lacquered. This piece was commissioned by Mona Ross Berman Interiors for a Manhattan client.

Modern Bedside Table

Sleek Parsons Table
Modern Side Table

Substantial 3” thick legs display a nearly white Caesarstone top on this bold Parsons style occasional table. Caesarstone is made from quartz and should be less likely to stain or scratch compared to marble or other light colored natural stone surfaces. That way, you can rest your red wine or coffee nearby without worrying about marks on your tabletop.

The size of this table is 36” Wide x 20” Deep x 17” High. It is constructed of solid Pennsylvania Maple toned to a deep nearly black brown and finished with satin waterborne lacquer.

In the Shop: Credenza

The custom French Walnut Credenza in the shop was inspired by this piece.

Filled with delightful swirling grain, the credenza’s stunning slab lumber was sourced from a single tree cut into flitches by specialists in imported and figured logs.

The three doors slide to reveal an adjustable shelf. It will make quite a statement in its Philadelphia home.

This piece has been described as a low console table, or a credenza.

According to Wikipedia, “Originally in Italian, the name meant belief. In the 16th century the act of credenza was the tasting of food and drinks by a servant for a lord or other important person (such as the pope or a cardinal) in order to test for poison. The name passed then to the room where the act took place, then to the furniture.”

Modern Dining Table & Entertainment Center


Near Rittenhouse Square in a new Philadelphia townhouse, this solid walnut extension dining table shares a room with a painted geometric display case. Multiple wood tones and paint peacefully coexist in the tasteful space.  The table will seat six with this configuration and the additional leaves will create plenty of space for dinner guests. When not in use, the leaves are stored in a closet in a felt-lined case.

The cubes of the entertainment unit make ideal compartments to display artful treasures, favorite books, as well as the TV and accessories.

Adaptable Drop Leaf Oval Table

A designer in NYC found our drop leaf harvest table in a google images search and thought it would be nice for a Manhattan apartment that she was renovating.

The clients had another table in mind, something they had seen and loved but was no longer available for sale. These pictures below are of the original table that they liked. We changed the design a bit for size and eliminated the fifth leg. Our table also has an apron under the leaf, unlike the original.

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The table is built of Walnut with a Maple inlay and edge. With the leaf in, it is a dining table for four. With the leaf removed and the outer leaves dropped, it is a small hall table. It is a lovely delicate looking piece. In front of a real seamless backdrop, it would look dynamite! I’m sure it will look great in the apartment, too.