I’m so excited to share our new custom dining table made by J THOMAS HOME.
Our gorgeous new table replaced a veneer table that we had for awhile. We love real wood furniture and have been slowly trying to replace our mass produced veneer furniture throughout our home.
We love the idea of a well-made investment piece that we can keep in our family and pass down in the future. This table is just that!
Here’s a look at our mass produced old table. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it – we will upcycle and reuse it in some way in the future (most likely in our basement when we finish it).
The size was perfect for our dining room and we love the modern look, so we knew we wanted a table in the same size and style.
Working with J THOMAS HOME
J THOMAS HOME is a family-owned and operated custom furniture shop in Kansas City. They handcraft each piece to your requested dimensions and colors to perfectly fit your style and space.
From projects both large and small, they are proud to say that their high-quality pieces can be found in every state in the US, plus Canada, Puerto Rico, and Hong Kong! You can even shop them online.
Owners Josh & Emily built their business from literally their garage, up, and were so wonderful to work with.
The custom dining table ordering process
I visited the shop in September to take a look at different woods and finishes in person.
During my visit they were undergoing a big show room remodel. It’s finished now and is absolutely gorgeous. If you’re in the Kansas City area, I highly recommend a visit. If you don’t live in the area you can contact them to set up a virtual consultation.
It was so helpful to see all the options in person, and I ended up choosing a durable hard maple with live edge in a medium toned stain. I fell in love with the beautiful wood grain!
A quick tour through the shop
They walked me through the shop and it was apparent how many different projects they have going on ranging from large to small.
It was cool to see the joinery equipment – they used this to join our pieces together for our table.
Their premium shelves are one of their most popular online items, and they can do different styles and finishes.
J THOMAS HOME does both residential and commercial jobs – furniture, cabinetry, cutting boards, desks, shelves, benches – you name it, they can do it.
Our custom dining table
I loved receiving updates on our table as it went through each step. Once I saw it all joined together, I got even more excited!
I got most excited to receive the clear coat photos, which meant the table was almost finished, and all that was left was some drying time.
We decided to reuse our hairpin legs from our previous table, and I loved how flexible they were with that option.
Once the table top went into the clear coat stage, Ted and Vivi removed the legs from our old table. I delivered them to the shop so the holes could be drilled.
Ted taught Vivi how to use a socket wrench, and she ended up removing 3 legs on her own. We love including her in our projects and teaching her how to DIY!
We were without a table for a few says, but the wait was definitely worth it.
Our new dining table!
We received an email letting us know our table top was finished and we were so excited. We decided to drive to the shop and drive it home in our SUV. In order for it to fit we decided that we would add the legs ourselves once we got it home. They also offer a delivery option.
The final size of the table is 72″ x 35″.
We quickly added our hair pin legs to the bottom of the table top. Having the holes pre-drilled for us was very helpful!
Once the legs were added, we set up the table and immediately fell in love!
I couldn’t wait to take some photos of our gorgeous new table!
And yes, I’m an early holiday decorator, always have been, ha! Check out last year’s holiday home tour if you’re curious.
I love everything about this table, but the live edge detail is my absolute favorite.
If live edge isn’t your thing, don’t worry, they can make tables in any style.
Vivi loves to use the table for her virtual education classes.
We also like to use our table for craft projects, and make sure to use a protective table cloth.
I love spending time in this room now!
These cute color block trees are from my favorite local home decor store, RE. You can order online here too!
I highly recommend J THOMAS HOME for your next custom project.
If you decide to work with them, please tell them I sent you! I’d also love to see the finished product! 🙂
Disclosure: I was gifted this table in trade for my honest review. I only share products I truly love.