...sturdy, versatile, beautiful...
Sorry, just want to say right off that the tables are only available locally. We do not ship due to their weight and the funny way they would have to be packed. Plus, if anything did happen during shipping, they would be a pain in the neck to send back to us. We sell from our farm, the Kootenay Gallery (November-December) or at any of the markets we attend. However, if you live in the West Kootenays, we are happy to try and get it to you.
Just before CHRISTMAS you can find our tile top tables in the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science. (Castlegar, BC)
We sell our tile top tables, concrete and other items like Lucet kits here from mid November to the end of December....
a Gallery FULL of lots of lovely and wondrous things for you to see and purchase .... amazing art and photos from local artists, books, jewellery, hand carved bird figurines, fibre displays, handwoven scarves, pottery, and much more...
They are located just past the Doukhobor Discovery Centre across from the Castlegar Airport. (Map here)
Features of our tile top tables...
Wood that is used is true, no weakening knots, usually pine or cedar.
Braces and blocking is used for all table legs and all of the heavier, larger table tops.
The table top is always at least 3/4" thick, whether we use plywood, pine, or recycled doors and cupboard doors. They have no cracks or checks or anything that could weaken the surface structure.
We can make pretty much any size or height of table - even if it is a strange or unusual size: within reason, of course - let's not do Alice in Wonderland here!
If you have your own tile, we can easily use it or incorporate it into the design. Prices are provided up front, and we keep to them, so no surprises.
Prices depend on style, size, and the type of tile. Generally, smaller tables (approx 12" x 12") are CDN $79.00, up to larger coffee tables at CDN$250.00+
Tables can be used in a variety of ways- end tables, coffee tables, accent, phone tables, altar tables, anything!
Although they can certainly go outside if sheltered, they can't be left out in the weather due to the combination of materials used.
In damp or wet, the wood would expand and swell and the tiles would not, causing cracked grout
and a sad table.
Tile is selected with attention to colour and style.
Finishes: Pieces are finished underneath as well as top side. Burning (which removes burrs) is often used to darken the wood and bring out the grain.
Multiple coats of either a latex
clear or a colour stain of some sort
is applied for protection.