My husband and I had been looking everywhere for a table that would fit in our very long and narrow dining space - we needed a table about 30 inches wide. We wanted something that looked like a harvest table and was trestle, with a bench on one side so people could easily slide in and out.
We realized we wouldn't find anything off the shelf and so started looking for custom. We were getting quotes of 2000-3000 just for the table (without a bench), and then found Alf's Antiques on King St.
We looked around their showroom and they had beautiful samples all within our price range. The table we eventually chose was all custom measurements, style, etc.
We ordered from Alf's wife who works in the store, put down our deposit and got our beautiful table within the time they said.
The wood used for the table top is reclaimed floorboards from an old general store. It's got loads of character. We've just purchased some ultra modern Italian clear acrylic and chrome chairs to go with it (from a different store) - they haven't arrived yet but we think the old look of the table and bench with the modern chairs is going to look fantastic. The chairs in the picture are old ones we are using until the new ones arrive, and ignore the lack of decorating...it's a slow process!
We are very, very pleased with the table and with Alf's service.