A Personalized, Metal Base Conference Table

We seem to never be surprised by the truly unique ideas our customers dream up for their particular space. This next custom order was brought to us by a rather creative company, who solely make it their mission to go 'above and beyond' just the ordinary. Wits' End Productions is accustomed to adding flare and excitement in everything they do...even when it comes to needing a conference table.


At Rustic Trades, we enjoy trying new things. This time, by "new" we mean:

  • building a table on a metal base, not a solid wood base;
  • using a solid white oak slab top without our typical rustic, rough knots (making it a smoother surface for better functionality and writing); 
  • and personalizing a table by branding it with the company logo.



They say there is a first for everything, and this order was no exception. Wits' End Productions provided us with their vision, and together we discussed how to make the natural feel of oak fit right into their high-tech environment.

Time was also of the essence; this was the very first table to leave our new shop!

We were happy to deliver just in time for this special occasion:
"We are very fortunate to have a wonderfully creative and loyal client for many years. Even though we have done work for them for years, they have not had the opportunity to visit our office. We wanted to make a statement when they walked into our conference room, so we added the comfort of oak with the high-tech look of a magnetic glass blackboard. They loved the look, the uniqueness, and the comfortable ambiance the table added to the space." - Hallie, Wits' End Productions



…and that's how we put the word "custom" in customer.

It was a pleasure to work with the creative WITS' team!



WITS’ End Productions serves as the strategic creative partner for corporate communications leaders seeking events, experiences and campaigns that move the needle on audience engagement. Based on 50 years of experience in the creative arts, the WITS’ team provides unique audience and performance insights. From sales meetings and investor conferences to product launches and town halls, WITS' successful track record is based on proven results. Visit thinkwits.com or call 770.777.2737

A Table in Serenbe


The name "Serenbe" (pronounced Seh-Rin-Bee) might cause you to raise an eyebrow, but in an odd way...also inspire a sense of living...without a care in the world.

At least that's what it does for us. Or...it could simply be the New South Food Co. blog post by guest blogger, Eliza, that swept us away into this idyllic little community just south of Atlanta.

It is obvious this little town of Serenbe is trying to sustain the best of quality living. A quick read of their development plan notes a real focus of "community living for multiple generations."

We love the idea of a simpler way of life and like meeting people who share our same value: creating things that last "multiple generations."

I guess you just never know what's outside your back door.

Eliza writes about her love of Serenbe and deciding to make a home here. She reached out to us to help complete that rustic appeal for her farmhouse, and her house is now home to several Rustic Trades barn doors and a round Jameson table, all in our slate grey finish.









You won't' want to miss the mouthwatering recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble she shares, either!

As if having our table and barn doors featured in a blog wasn't enough…

Take a trip to Serenbe.

Bake up some Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble.

And maybe you, too, will be enjoying life at a table that will last multiple generations.

Thank you for sharing, Eliza!


(P.S. Eliza's home can be rented for getaways and long term stays in Serenbe. Scroll to the home "Lake Haven" to see more.)

Exciting Weston and Buffet Project

Rustic Cream on reclaimed white oak: The Weston table and Buffet are both made of rustic white oak (legs are reclaimed timbers) finished with our new color! We don't know what to call it, but for now we are calling it Rustic Cream.

For more information on our Weston Trestle, please visit here.
Buffet- We generally don't make a buffet unless ordered with a matching table. Please contact us if you are interested in a similar set!
-Clay



The Emerson Trestle at The Landings Club in Savannah, Georgia

Premier restaurant and bar, The Landings Club on Skidaway Island, of Savannah Georgia completed their signature style by adding multiple Emerson Trestle tables to their dining experience. Featured in the pictures are two Emerson Trestle tables accompanied by rustic benches with backs and one Emerson Trestle Bar Top Table accompanied by some fun stools!

Ultimately becoming the favorite tables in the space, guests are immediately drawn to the time-worn look and rustic beauty of these pieces.

We are honored to be a part of this project! 

-Rustic Trades
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The Emerson Rustic Trestle Dining Table | Customer Inspiration

We were so inspired by a recent customer with her unique table build idea. When working with her, we noticed how creative her thoughts and ideas were and we immediately became excited to dive right in!

The mission was to build an Emerson Trestle Table that could act as two separate dining tables. One amazing table that turned into two unique creations!
We were so honored to be able to share in this customer’s moment of inspiration by creating a table that could not only accommodate her own family gatherings but could be ever inviting to future guests and facilitate all of her entertaining needs!

At Rustic Trades we are always proud to say that our customers are truly amazing!
Thank you for forever upholding the family unit and enriching the beauty of family values that continuously impact our world!

The best materials used, made with the most love, used for the happiest of times!

A philosophy of love through craftsmanship.







The Weston Trestle Dressed up for Christmas!

We have had the privilege to make a few pieces for a recent customer who loved our tables and story. Here is what she had to say about Rustic Trades:

"Can I just start by saying this company is AMAZING!

My husband found Rustic Trades' website browsing online at furniture one day, after looking at the photos online we called and made an appointment to come to the shop and see the tables in person, we were blown away! The tables are absolutely beautiful and we had to have one, or three, in our new home. We needed a table for our dining room,

Breakfast area, and a coffee table. Although Clay had not made a similar coffee table, he accepted the challenge and reviewed photos and dimensions we sent in, and made a table even more beautiful than we initially planned!! We relocated from Georgia to Missouri and Clay went above and beyond to find us the right moving company at an affordable price, and even paid money out of pocket when the moving company was higher than we initially thought. Clay and his team called and emailed several times throughout the process to keep us in the loop and even once we received our tables to make sure we loved them.

I am so beyond proud of our tables, and how beautiful they are,
and I love knowing we have a piece of Georgia here in Missouri.
If you are looking for a beautiful, custom, handmade table, from a quality company that is reliable and you can trust, Rustic Trades is the only place you should be looking!!"

We are honored to be a part of their story! Here are pictures of their table this past Christmas.

Have a great new year!

-Clay







Spreading Holiday Cheer with Rustic Trades

In honor of the holiday season, we wanted to celebrate and thank our awesome customers! 

When we built our first table many years ago, I never imagined we would be a part of your family gatherings. We are grateful to be a part of the significant moments and conversation shared over your table, as well as the memories that will forever be ingrained in the very presence of it. It is a privilege to be a small part of that. Thank you!

Every year we have customers who send pictures of their table decorated for the holidays. Sometimes it’s a picture of their family around the table for Thanksgiving, other times it is the place setting before the meal on Christmas day. Each year we look forward to catching up with our customers and their table. We love love love knowing we are a tiny part of your family traditions and are so delighted on holidays thinking of all the people that share meals around our tables.  


Here are a few pictures of our tables used their very purpose, family. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from ours to yours! 


-Clay






















Rustic Trades Desk

Since we got started, we have had many recommendations for desk designs. Our attention has always been on building beautiful, handmade, rustic dining tables. However, we cannot ignore our customer's request for a Rustic Trades Desk in their office/workplace. So here you go. We don't know what we are going to call it, but we are excited to share. 
 









Natural Sun Dried, Grey Recalimed Oak Emerson Trestle Table

We had fun with this order! A local customer was looking for the perfect table for their covered porch. When we delivered, it was hard not to have a seat and lounge by the outdoor fireplace and TV. Excited to provide a table where memorable conversations will be had!