We have been building some amazing furniture lately! Our Braylon line has received a lot of attention for the commercial / home office space. We call this style rustic, refined industrial. The designs are focused to open up a room and encourage creative conversations/collaboration/collective connectivness... and more corporate, c words! Okay, we may not have the business slang.. We are craftsman.. But really, we want to build furniture for your business!
Here are a few pictures!! These are all walnut seamless slab tops with 16 gauge iron bases (heavy, indestructible, awesome) The Braylon Conference Table, The Braylon Bench, The Braylon Side Table
The Holidays are an excellent reminder of our belief that life happens around the dining table. Our hope is that everyone, including our customers, enjoy good food and company while celebrating together during the holiday season. Every year we reach out to our customers and ask for them to share current pictures of their Rustic Trades table dressed for the holidays. We are thankful for our customers and the opportunity to build furniture that brings meaningful experiences for those that gather around it.
Here are a few from Thanksgiving. More to come! -Clay
The Jameson was our first pedestal base design. We started with a round top and then grew to a rectangle pedestal, square until eventually halting at the double pedestal and triple pedestal design. Well, here is the next design in the Jameson Family- The Jameson Trestle.
This Jameson Trestle table in particular is made out of cherry and poplar, in our Slate Grey Color with our signature farm top. To get a good glimpse of the table we went ahead and took some fancy pictures of it.
In 2015, our daughter Braylon was born. This just so happens to be the year we launched our home office line, The Braylon. Here are a few new designs we have been working on; The Braylon Hairpin Base and The Braylon Black Pipe Base. All our tables/desks can be mix matched with different style tops. The tops you see here are our office focused tops (walnut seamless slab). We also have our signature farm style top that we use for the majority of our dinning/kitchen tables as well as the farm surfaced; a farm top with a smooth, flat look and feel.
So, if you have a home office or a company OR if you are a designer/architect looking to outfit a space with a new, more casual look, contact us! We love to be a part of your project!
A customer recently contacted us looking to have their second custom conference table built by Rustic Trades. We had the opportunity to visit the new space and we were amazed at how well our tabled complemented the architecture and style of the space. Here is our Emerson Conference Table located at www.christophersimon.com in Atlanta, Georgia.
We recently delivered a kitchen set to a dear friend of Rustic Trades. Before ordering they envisioned a countertop oval Weston Pedestal with two benches. We delivered and soon after she was flagging down her neighbors and telling them they HAD to see her NEW TABLE! Such fun!
We have kicked around the idea of designing a round pedestal table with three legs. Why not start with our Weston Design and go crazy? Well, here it is: The Weston Triple Pedestal.
The first concept started as a sketch that was sent over to a good friend of ours. The sketch consisted of several layout options that we eventually narrowed down to base design where the legs met a centered joint. Due to the nature of the angle of the cut and the thickness of the timbers we use, that joint, as it turns out, was the largest hurdle to overcome by our craftsman. But, we have two very creative master craftsman, John Michael and Graham Simmons, who were up to the challenge and made it happen.
When the table was finally constructed and assembled, everyone at the shop stopped to admire the beautiful artisanship of our team. We were excited (and relieved) that the project resulted in such a success. As I looked around I realized the importance of the piece we crafted. This table, built by hand, intentionally with the utmost care for detail and quality will remain with the intended family from generation to generation. I envisioned each season of their life moving by like a blur, dinning, parties, family meetings, date nights, grand babies, new home.... yet the table stands firm in the center. Its not just a piece of furniture and its not just temporary. It is timeless and it should be made with that in mind.
Life is truly celebrated around the table. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.
At Rustic Trades, we are believers in the beauty of breaking bread together. There's something extremely special about the communal table where relationships are bonded, stories are shared and memories are made. We imagine after a long day of skiing in the snow covered hills of Breckenridge or Aspen, there would be no better way to unwind with friends or family than gathered around one of our tables, recounting the day and making plans for a return trip.
That's why, we are thrilled to announce the opening of our second location in Colorado Springs, Colorado! We anticipate the shop will be open by early spring to serve the Denver area and neighboring cities, all across to the West Coast. Having a second production facility means we can provide extra special care and attention to all of our RT friends from Nebraska to Texas and Oregon, and anywhere in between.
Our Colorado Springs shop will soon be outfitted with lots of brand new, shiny equipment, but it will be filled with talent as seasoned and tenacious as our aged white oak.
Ross will serve as operator and master craftsman of the Colorado production site, overseeing every single piece that is crafted by our artisans to ensure the quality matches the standard we pride ourselves on. Ross has been with Rustic Trades since it's inception, often spending late nights working out of his garage in the early days, before eventually growing and supervising the Atlanta location. He'll be no stranger to Colorado though. As a rock climber, alpinist, mountain biker, and kayaking extraordinaire, he has spent much of his time exploring Buena Vista, Estes Park, Fort Collins and other areas along The Front Range.
It's not unusual to find John Michael following Ross down a river or cliff line, but more importantly, he'll now be following Ross to Colorado as a lead craftsmen. He originally joined the Rustic Trades team in 2014, quickly honing his skills and excelling in his work. He pays close attention to small details and the thoughtfulness shows in his quality craftsmanship. We imagine John Michael will be living out of a Sprinter van before too long, traveling between Boulder and Colorado Springs to pursue his passions for both the outdoors and woodworking.
Of course, we cant send these two guys off without someone to keep an eye on them. Rebecca will be connecting one-on-one with each customer to consult them in the design process and make certain their personalized selections are accomplished in each piece of handmade furniture. Rebecca has been drawn to the mountains since her college summers working for the Summit Resort Hotel in Big Sky, Montana, but it was a backpacking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park that sealed the deal. She made the decision over an espresso in Georgetown to go back to the high country for good, and now the opportunity awaits her with open arms.
We can't thank our loyal customers enough for your dedication to our craft. It is with your admiration and demand for local, reclaimed furniture that our growth is possible. We look forward to our expansion and the exiting opportunities that await. Most of all, we are anxious to share our journey with you along the way!
Here is our 60" Oak Jameson Pedestal made from reclaimed beams pulled from an ancient structure in TN. We are thrilled to be hand delivering this piece to our customer's vacation home in SC this weekend. These are exciting times for Rustic Trades! In the next 30 days, we are opening a new branch in the Denver Colorado Market. Our shop will be located in Colorado Springs, CO with a potential showroom located in downtown Denver. Our goal is to bring our exceptional furniture to the west coast. A hub in Colorado is the best place to start... The mountains add to the excitement! Have any questions? Please contact us Visit our online shop here: Order Clay
I am constantly reminded why we focus on building these amazing tables. I am reading a book, "A life well spent" and had to share the authors experience after visiting the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. He writes:
"This house was built by the Vanderbilts of railroad-industry fame and fortune in the mid-1800s. What caught my attention as we went on a tour were the large eating rooms with adjoining sitting areas. Much emphasis was placed on mealtime in those days, and it wasn't uncommon for each meal to last two hours. So much of the space in the house was allocated to the dining rooms and breakfast areas because the family spent a lot of time there in conversation and dialogue--before, during and after the meal. It was during these conversations that values and training of the next generation took place.
What a contrast to the typical American family today--ours included."
At Rustic Trades, we value what happens around our dining table. It's for "family" these heirloom pieces are built, and there's a reason we want them to last generations. We desire for strong values to be built to last, and for hopes and dreams to be deeply instilled and fulfilled. It's about family, those "like" family -- and all those who are invited to sit at your dining table.
We may be able to master the art of woodworking over time -- it takes practice, but not without a conscious effort. Same goes for those important conversations and dialogue; it would be hard to master the quality of TIME...without a lot of practice.
We hope your Rustic Trades dining table is a place where you can spend many hours!
We are loving this color. Here is our Weston Pedestal table with a rectangle top in the Rustic Cream color! Table is handmade out of cherry and poplar timbers by our team in Atlanta Georgia. Our customer will be thrilled!! Excited for them to see!
Sorry for the mess.. Rustic Trades is busy! :)
Here are a couple pictures of our team building the table!
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