Saltwoods was started in January 2014, after Dan Crossman decided to leave his 12-year corporate career in Germany and pursue his passion for woodworking and design. With a keen understanding of custom manufacturing, he was often disappointed and frustrated to see the poor quality, selection, and lack of customization the big furniture stores were offering. He decided to apply the same manufacturing techniques he learned to build stronger, better tables while providing more options. By blending fabrication techniques, Saltwoods can offer more options, cut down on the lead time, and ensure higher quality. It is time to shake up the sleepy furniture industry. American custom-crafted tables built to last.
The name Saltwoods was born after working on a salvaged piece of white oak from the Boston navy shipyards. Some of the wooden infrastructure at this site dated back to the 18th century. Much of the framework had been left in ruins and collapsed into the saltwater. Over decades, the saltwater protected the wood from oxygen and preserved the old-growth lumber maintaining its hardness and giving it a gorgeous patina. The wood used in this first project inspired Dan to celebrate the use of reclaimed and salvaged materials.
We work closely with lumber yards and demolition crews along the east coast to find the best hardwoods for tables; fallen trees, abandoned barns, and even the skeletons of old industrial buildings. Every one of our tables is a one-of-a-kind creation in cut and design. Many large-scale furniture manufacturers cut away “nature’s imperfections” in the wood they use, while we at Saltwoods consider these markings to be the “salt” of life, unique features that lend character and beauty to our products. Browse our library of wood to choose which wood suits your taste.
Our studio is located just outside of Boston, in Needham Massachusetts. Please contact us if you would like to come by the studio and see our handcrafted tables, types of wood, stains, or discuss your Saltwoods custom build.
Our workshop finds its home about just outside of Boston, in Needham, MA. Please contact us if you would like to come by to view our studio and see our handcrafted tables, wood species, stain options, or a simple discussion of your needs for a custom table.
Visit our store at 79 Wexford St. Needham, MA, 02494.
We are a small team of people who love using our hands to fabricate sturdy, functional pieces of furniture that cherish the real character of the wood. We show up early and work hard, doing our part in rejuvenating American manufacturing one project at a time. We support trade with local businesses and resource all of our wood responsibly from local mills and salvage operations.
Alyssa ChappeOffice admin/Photographer
Ryan AlfonsoFlow Manager
Browse through over 90 table design combinations, taking inspiration from some of our trestle tables, round tables, oval tables, conference tables, tables with metal work, live edge tables, stained or painted bases, turned legs, tapered legs, or straight legs. These are only examples, you are welcome to create your own unique table; just let us know what you are thinking.
Match your table up with a bench that compliments your table’s character, wood, and style. Casual bench seating is flexible, kid-friendly, and often easier on the budget than multiple chairs.
These are only examples, you are welcome to create your own unique style; just let us know what you are thinking.