Our signature coffee tables are made of a thick slice of Maryland oak, with iron-pipe legs and a tabletop finished with all-natural linseed oil.
The tables stand about 16 inches tall, with the wooden top about 22 inches in diameter. They're perfect for a bedside table, coffee table, or side table for a low-slung sofa. Even better, use the natural-wood table to support a potted plant or tree.
For the time being Treeboard is offering free shipping, so now is a great time to bring a big piece of the forest into your living room, vacation home or workplace and enjoy decades of elegant use from a piece that you can eat on, drink on, sit on or even stand on.
Treeboard isn’t backed by a major retailer or importer, so our customers get a deal on stunning natural products straight from the workshop. . Treeboard’s products are made in the U.S., and we pay zero tariffs, since even the pipe fittings for the legs are made in the U.S.
Your future coffee table is already assembled and just has to be removed from the double-corrugated cardboard box and given a light wipe with a cloth.
FROM TREE TO TABLE
We use no exotic or tropical species. No imported wood. No industrial logging.
At Treeboard every customer gets an emailed certificate saying where the wood comes from, sometimes even identifying the individual tree. For example, the tabletops we're working on now come from an oak tree in Maryland’s Montgomery County that fell naturally.
We aim to get the bulk of our wood from arborists who have had to remove already-fallen or at-risk trees from home sites. Still, Treeboard is committed to replanting trees to replace those that fell or were removed. In April we planted 100 seedlings and will continue to plant at least one tree for every order of a wooden product.
You may wonder, why don’t other craftsmen produce similar tables from crosscut tree slabs? Perhaps it's lack of imagination, but one reason is the intense manual labor required. Another is the risk of cracking. With all that exposed end grain, these “rounds” cut from a tree trunk dry unevenly. The wood tends to shrink along the circumference, effectively ripping a crack from the center to the nearest edge where the bark used to be.
Some woodworkers treat freshly cut wood with petroleum-based chemicals to lock in or replace water molecules, preventing cracking. This method isn’t perfect—cracks can still occur—and is also expensive and environmentally questionable. Instead, we fill any cracks with inert epoxy resin.
The tabletops have a sanded and stained "live edge" that show off the shape of the tree after the bark was removed. As a natural wooden product, the table may include some small cracks, insect holes and discoloration.
Building these tables is a complicated process and doesn’t lend itself to mass production. The big brands usually work with imported wood and overseas labor to produce something round out of smaller pieces. But heavy rounds aren’t efficient to ship overseas, so don’t expect your favorite furniture importer to carry them anytime soon.
Questions? Please see our blog on how coffee tables are made or, better yet, contact us at this link or call us at +1 301-421-0264 (that number also works for WhatsApp). We may consider custom work, including choices of colors and finishes, on a case-by-case basis for an extra fee.