Story of a Table: Finished Table! (Plus a Sneak Peek...)

Story of a Table: Finished Table! (Plus a Sneak Peek...)

Faith Durand
Aug 22, 2008

Here it is! Our finished table. It's not in our house yet, but it's getting close. Along with this farm table we also ordered two other custom-built pieces of furniture from David Ellison of the Lorimer Workshop. Click through for a sneak peek...

This small table is still in the process of being stained. When it's finished it will match the dining table.

We are using the small table as an altar at our wedding next month, and afterwards it will be set up in our home. (I love the idea of repurposing vintage items in, through, and after the wedding. We are using our Duralex glasses as candleholders, vintage flash cards as table numbers, and antique library drawers to hold escort cards. I plan on giving each of these things a home in our house afterwards.)

The dining table and altar are both so lovely, and we can hardly wait to use them in our home.

Here is the headboard for our queen bed, pre-stain. It looks a little rough and "country-cabin" here, but take a look at it with the stain...

This photo still doesn't show it quite accurately; David says the stain is much more muted and less shiny in person. He matched a photo we gave him of the wood booths in our favorite cafe!

We have just been so pleased and delighted with the process of having these pieces built; we feel like it's our first real "grownup" furniture, and it's been a pleasure to have them built by David. It's also been fascinating to watch the process, through photos, of bare wood's transformation into articles of furniture that we will use for the rest of our lives.

• Visit David Ellison and see his tables at: The Lorimer Workshop. He is based in Rhode Island, but he is shipping the furniture we ordered at a very reasonable rate.

First installment in our Story of a Table:
Plans, Designs, and The Lorimer Workshop

Second installment in our Story of a Table:
First Look!

Third installment in our Story of a Table:
Boards Planed and Glued

Fourth installment in our Story of a Table:
Tweaking the Stain Color

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