A great handmade table requires great design. A great handmade period table requires excellence in design, aged materials, hand workmanship and most importantly the eye of a collector. We stand behind the quality and workmanship of our tables. We serve dealers, designers, and of course the general public.
At the request of 15 years of customers, Old Woodman Antique provides a custom table making service. These tables perfectly fit with the decor of Early Country Furniture. They are usually made with early timbers for legs, and wide plank boards for 2-3 board tops that offer an authentic patina and a warmth that cannot be reproduced in new wood.
These tables are pain staking and finely crafted with hand cut mortise and tenon joinery. These tables will be crafted to your specifications of species such as cherry, walnut, maple, or pine. And, finished in a natural tone or with a historical milk paint finish. And, of course, we build to your exact size requirements.
This is a quote from a recent customer of a custom made table from OWA:
"This table is beautiful. Exactly - Even better than imagined, and a testament to the many arduous hours you spent breathing life into it. To be able to break bread around something that you put your body and soul into, feeds ours. We can't express how much we love it, and how it warms us."
- Summer 2014
"A Laborer... works with his hands.
A Craftsman... works with his hands and his mind.
An Artist... works with his hands, his mind and his heart. Which one do you want to be?"
- My father,
Jospeh M. Holper, 1965
A not so gentle scolding after I had shown myself to be not worthy of working on a 200 year old cherry board.
Mike has custom crafted over 100 tables in the last 15 years and he has NEVER disappointed his customers.