Huston & Company completes custom Gates Table in Kennebunkport, Maine

A Longer Gate

I have to admit, I’m struggling to get blog posts out as regularly as I’d like. My desk is piled with “to-do” lists, the shop is piled with stacks of furniture parts, the finishing shop is piled with stacks of completed library carrels and more stacks to be completed.

So, my apologies that these posts aren’t as weekly as they have been in the past.

Today, I’m posting about a great table that we’ve just completed and delivered to a client outside of New York City. It’s a custom version of our Gates Table: a rectangular extension table with two leaves, a split pedestal, and a little inlay on top.

Huston & Company completes custom Gates Table in Kennebunkport, Maine

The 1 1/4″ thick solid cherry top is weighty, so the understructure and extension mechanism are very beefy.  

A side view of the custom Gates Table by Huston & Company handbuilt furniture
Kennebunkport, Maine, Huston & Company handcrafted custom furniture

The pedestal is a split Gates Table pedestal, but it’s stationary. To insert the leaves, the tabletop itself opens at the center, while the base remains in place.

Completed custom Gates Extension Table in the Huston and Company furniture workshop

When the leaves are in place, the table length is a full 90″. At 44″ wide, this table will comfortably seat 10 people. Check out the inlay; see how it splits when the leaves are in place? A nice little detail. When closed, the table length is 64″ – perfect seating for 4-6. 

Gates Table, Huston and Company custom handcrafted furniture, Maine

This table, built by Ethan, and the 6 New Baron Chairs that were built to accompany it join several other pieces of custom Huston & Company furniture in their new home.

We are working on the final details of our Business After Hours (BAH) with the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel Chamber of Commerce this Thursday. It’s shaping up to be quite a party. Please join us if you like. The BAH is open to Chamber members and non-members. Give us a call if you’d like to attend. We’re trying to keep a count of anticipated guests. The BAH is this Thursday, the 26th, from 5:30-7:30pm, here at our workshop/showroom.

Also, don’t forget our Winter Sale promotion. At this point, our lead time is mid January. But, if you can wait until February, we’ll ship your order for free. Or, if you’d like to give a gift of Huston furniture, and need something under the tree, gift certificates are now 10% OFF. The promotion ends at the end of this month, so give us a call and get your order started today!