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Table Talk

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One of the great experiences in living a human life is sitting down to a great meal with your favorite people. You’ll have to do the cooking (or pick up a bucket of chicken), but we can make the table.

We have crafted single tables for homes…

…and multiples for restaurants.

We can make the whole table: wood base and top, but if you’d like to supply your own base we can just make the top (and attach it, if you’d like).

We have rustic, reclaimed, contemporary, and organic live edge options. We can use just about any wood species in any grade that is available to us.

Often, our customers send us inspiration images of table designs they like or textures and colors that inspire them. Then we work through the details as the vision comes together.

Aside from the fun part, of determining how you’d like your table to look, here are some general guidelines on how to figure what size table may work best based on your unique needs:

  • number of guests: to sit comfortably it is recommended that each guest has 24” – 30” width and 15″ – 18” depth
  • width:
    28” – 30” offers no serving space (settings only)
    36” offers room for a little décor or some serving space, for example, candles and wine
    42” is comfortable for family-style serving
    48” and over can be hard to pass across
    54” is for formal dining

If you’d like seating on the ends it is recommended to add 15” – 18” to the length.

  • height:
    standard table height is 30” total
    counter height is 34” – 36” (good for bar stools)
    Please consider that a chair seat is usually about 18” high.
    Also, 7” of vertical space between the chair seat and the tabletop is typical.

Be sure to consider the width of your chairs to be sure they will fit.

To easily move around the table a minimum of 36” is recommended, 42” – 48” is even better.

There are options on protective coatings. Polyurethane offers the most durability. Stains affect the color of the wood.  VOC-free oils are natural and beautiful but do require a bit of maintenance and care.

We do make benches, but not chairs, as well as other kinds of tables, like coffee tables and conference tables.

A custom table made by Excelsior is a beautiful, durable, investment piece that could become a family heirloom. We would be delighted to help make your home and meals extra special.

Check out a few of the restaurants we've worked with!

Spalted Maple Tables

Tables for La Cabañita

Colony Tables