While planning the move to Philly and making a list of things we needed to get for our new place, one piece of furniture we knew we definitely needed to purchase was a dining table. I had always wanted a large farmhouse style table but we never had the room for one in Boston. Plus, Selma has an obsession with Restoration Hardware (and who doesn’t) so I tried to find something that would work with our budget and style. Since we now have way more space than we know what to do with, I went looking for the perfect table that would complement our new home. Not surprisingly, none of the factory made pieces I found looked intriguing enough. That and they were all factory made overseas. While there is nothing wrong with that, we wanted something with a little bit more of a personal touch since we knew we would be keeping this piece for a very long time.
One day while browsing the interwebs, I happened to come across Emmor Works on Craigslist and was immediately impressed. They’re a small shop in NJ that specializes in made-to-order farmhouse, industrial and trestle tables in all shapes and sizes. The best part is that you can customize everything from the style to the length and even the stain/paint! Plus, they deliver in the northeast and ship across the country! Since they were only a ~30min drive from us in Philly, we decided to pick it up in person for free during our move while we had a big moving truck. But the best part about the experience was the customer service and the price. Melinda, the owner, was wonderful to work with and answered all of my random questions promptly. Their farmhouse tables start at ~$500 and go up from there depending on the style and size. At the time, they were running a 10% off promo so that’s what sealed the deal for us.
We decided to go with a 6ft. Trestle Table in English Chestnut with a matte finish and a matching bench. Although their traditional farmhouse and industrial tables looked amazing, we wanted something a little more rustic. Everything together came out to just over $1100 which isn’t terrible when you look at comparable tables + benches from Restoration Hardware or a similar retailer. Sure, this doesn’t have the “RH” branding but in all honesty, that’s what we love about it. This piece was custom made for us AND hand-built right here in the US. Can’t really beat that these days.
Our only complaint would be that the type of wood used for the table is a little softer than we had anticipated. We use it every day so scratches and dings are inevitable but it’s just something to be aware of. However, other than that we LOVE our new table!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment. Or better yet, head over to their website for more info on pricing and styles!