Wardrobes and Armoires are in right now and you should have one!
A beautiful 8’ heirloom table made from bookmatched claro walnut. The figure in this table made for an extremely nice and tedious build. Taking our time every step of the way and examining from every angle. Using touch to feel any inconsistencies within the wood. Planing and sanding until we achieved the smoothest finish possible. With the extensions this piece finishes at 10’ long x 48-50” wide.
This bookmatch features 2 live edge claro walnut slabs from the same tree. We used black resin to fill voids on the top and bottom. Claro walnut bow-ties were used to strengthen and reinforce cracks within each slab. There are 6 on the bottom and 4 on the top. Here is a quick video showcasing the method we use for inlaying our bow-ties:
Company boards were custom made for this table from claro walnut as well. We fabricated the custom connections for these in house. They are sleek and minimal. They give the live edge table a little extra seating during the holidays without taking away from the design. The metal also goes great with the black omega cast iron by Ares Iron.
Let’s start the conversation here. We can talk about the base after…
Live edge walnut bookmatch with some amazing figure and color. Some cracks and voids need to be addressed with epoxy or wood patch work. This set is about 99” long x 68” wide and 2.5” thick (We can trim these down to make a top that is functional south of 4’ wide).
A Contemporary Cape Cod Getaway
We worked with the customer while they were remodeling their home. They sent us the design they had, the dimensions and we did the rest. Building the units was a nice change of pace for the shop and we loved putting it all together. The construction of this piece was done using sliding dovetail construction for the shelves. We wanted to use solid wood on the shelves so the cherry would age evenly. This was important because you can see the tops of the units from upstairs. Here are some installation photos:
As our shop continues to evolve, we are thrilled to start taking on these unique spaces for your home. So if you have an idea for us, feel free to send it our way!
We make these stools from 100% Black Walnut and use the very best selection to ensure you have this stool for generations. These are not available on Wayfair or Amazon. They are made for you with thought and care. Any purchases before 04/30/2019 will ship free of charge (curbside) anywhere in the lower 48 (minimum order of 2) .
This three legged stool has been with us since the beginning. Its sturdy, comfortable, and great looking. Made from Walnut using traditional mortise and tenon construction. The scooped seat is 16” wide x 10”: deep.
Made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks to complete.
The Merrick stool was built for family. Each rung on the stool is a different height. Pick the height you like, and take a load off. The seat is scooped to provide additional comfort for those long morning coffee breaks or late night wine downs. Made from 100% locally harvested walnut.
Made to order. Please allow 6-8 weeks for completion. This stool is handmade in our Three Rivers shop.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the shop:
Furniture and Lighting Showroom
Located at the Boston Design Center 2nd Floor
Studio Endo is a designer and maker of contemporary American lighting designs. Our collection creates a bold statement while letting beautiful architecture be seen in its best light. We manufacture all of our components in the USA, and hand-assemble these one-of-a-kind fixtures in our Providence, RI studio. Each fixture is made to order and can be customized to fit any space. We deliver designs that provide both functional and sculptural lighting.
We are New-England's premier vertically integrated woodshop. Everything we build was milled and dried by us. We are saving historical trees and creating heirloom quality pieces to last many generations after. All of our trees are coming down because of age, disease, or storm damage. All of our furniture was once a tree, and we knew that tree. That is what makes our pieces unique and that is why they should mean so much to you.
Lighting by Studio Endo
Tables and Live edge slabs by Hopes Woodshop
Rugs by Thayer Design Studio
Cast Iron by Ares Iron
Windsor chairs by O&G Studios
We hope you enjoy the collection we have put together for Designers and their clients in the Boston area. It has been great fun, and we cant wait to work with you on your next project!
Schedule a meeting with the maker
Want to schedule sometime to meet and talk about your project? Feel free to block off a 60 minute timeslot with Marc Stimpson of Hopes Woodshop below:
Bring a little nature into your work for more balance. This particular piece was made from 1 single tree. It consists of (4) 10’ sequentially sawn live edge walnut slabs. The idea behind this end for end bookmatch was to allow the ends to grain match so they looked seamless when put together. The build on this table was complicated and challenging. But, thats what a conference room is for right? Overcoming obstacles and finding a way to make something incredible!
We built some unique furniture and custom kitchen for this one of a kind Barn
Location : Westport, MA
Date: Winter of 2018
Last year we had the opportunity to work on conceptualizing this project with our client. They wanted a summer retreat that felt like it was built with the original barn. We kept that in mind while designing the furniture for this custom barn.
The scope of work:
Two live edge queen sized cherry beds with full trundles stored underneath
Custom cherry kitchen with beaded doors and drawers
36” High cherry kitchen table with reclaimed base made from a beam of the barn
4 round cherry counter height round stools with 3 legs
Built in cherry refrigerator cabinet
Custom cherry shuffleboard table with cast iron base
While we were designing this barn on site with the client we were taking in the surroundings. Studying the beams, floor board, paneling etc… We wanted to take a mental image of all other materials in play. We then paired this space with the correct lot of trees that we could or have milled to match our ideal finished look. We decided to use this cherry that we milled from Russell MA. It has some insect damage which we could fill with epoxy. We think this tied into the reclaimed feeling of the barn while still feeling luxe but not out of place. This is why our sawmill and kiln are so important to our design when it comes to customizing your space. It takes the blinders off, and allows us to truly design with your space in mind.
The Design-Build Process:
Once we identify the wood we are going to use, we begin the real work. This involves designing, cutting, shaping, sanding, more sanding, and finally finish/install. Each piece is really up to the artists eye, and we have very long conversations about what board should go where when it comes to a build. By doing this we are ensuring each board belongs where its placed. These trees take a very long time to grow and its important to take our time with them. Our end goal is a cohesive look that captures the clients vision.
Living with our furniture in your space:
The idea that everything has been carefully sourced and worked into your space is as special as it sounds. We like to believe that our furniture is more of a feeling than it is something pretty to look at. Something that inspires you to be creative or think about things in a different way. Every day you wake up and are in the presence of beautiful furniture and woodwork is a good day!
Live Edge Single Slab Black Walnut Dining Table
Cast Iron Wishbone Base
This handcrafted custom dining table was made for our clients in Jamestown, RI. Features a beautiful single slab of eastern black walnut and black cast iron wishbones legs.
We built this live edge table in our Massachusetts woodshop. It was a pleasure to work with such an amazing tree and equally amazing clients. When a tree takes this long to grow, it is important to take our time and make sure we are building the right way.
Custom dining tables made in Massachusetts
If you are looking for a live edge dining table to be built, we would love to speak with you. To learn more about our slab tables and cast iron bases please contact us:
Imagine waking up and feeling refreshed. Working and feeling inspired. When I look at these images I am reminded, nature is the true designer. Something so peaceful about the mix of materials, light and nature.
When I began working on this walnut slab, I envisioned it as a communal table in a restaurant. Piecing it back together with its other half when a large party wanted to sit together. How wrong I was... This piece wasn't meant for that. It was meant to bring a sense of purpose to this room. To say "I once was broken, but now I am whole. This is where I belong".
My Pith series has been my most unexpected success story in the shop. By taking these often discarded boards, and putting them back together we have found a new purpose. The "Pith", refers to the center of the tree and represent the 1st year of growth. It is a soft, spongy material and generally this board will split right down the middle because of this. But there is another meaning to this word, "The essence of something".
Crafting these pieces takes time, thought, and planning. It all starts at the mill. We take careful measurements when beginning our cuts because your 1st cut dictates how your last cut ends. These cuts are often planned to remove the pith from all other boards. Making them more stable and less likely to crack during the drying and building process. As I mentioned earlier, once these boards have dried they are likely to crack along the pith. We reinforce the cracked boards together again using a variety of techniques (Mortise and Tenon, Bowties, Epoxy, etc...). Here you can see our process and inlaying bowties (other names include butterflies, Dutchmans keys, etc...):
It is our hope that we can continue to salvage these boards to create truly one of a kind heirloom pieces for years to come. Thank you for reading and please feel free to comment or share below!