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Charles P.

Woburn, MA

Every once in awhile you end up purchasing an item that just exceeds expectations and brings so much joy you can’t stop talking about it. Our newly delivered custom built farm table made out of 220 year old reclaimed oak by Dan, owner of Saltwoods is one of those possessions. We had been casually looking for a large dining room table for a couple of years and heard about Saltwoods right in our back yard. We checked out his shop in mid January and after a couple more visits, we finalized our decision to proceed with this purchase. Dan loves his work and his passion for his work sings through his craftsmanship. We found him to be a good listener, knowledgeable, accessible, and responsive to our inquiries. Dan kept to his timeline and personally delivered and set-up the piece with his lovely wife. My wife and I couldn’t be happier and still can’t stop talking about our new table which we hope will bless many people.

Gretchen M.

Waban, MA

Dan and the Saltwoods team are simply amazing! We stopped by his showroom on a whim as we were searching for different options for our kitchen island, and we could not have been more thrilled with result! Dan hand-crafted an island counter top to meet the quirky specifications of our space and the sink that sits (almost-but-not-quite) in the middle of the island. Dan helped us think through a bunch of options for our space (woods, corners, finishes, etc.), and we ultimately followed every one of his recommendations. The result is stunning, and our friends and family have absolutely gushed over the result!

We love our new island so much that we are planning to order a table in the same cherry wood from Dan for our dining room next year. His craftsmanship and professionalism are second to none, and, best of all, he is so much fun to work with. Thank you so much, Saltwoods!

Linda N.

Weston, MA

From choosing the wood slab to picking the trestle and chairs, my experience at Saltwoods was so much better than I ever expected. The live edge dining room table and chairs are stunning and the workmanship is at the highest level. This group of artisans know how to work with wood and customers. I can’t say enough good things about them. I will be back for a coffee table.

Chris C.

Somerville, MA

TL;DR – 10/10, great craftsmanship and service. Already planning next order.

I asked the Saltwoods crew to build me my dream desk. Though I had my heart set on walnut, Dan took me through other (cheaper) wood options to make sure of my decision. We talked through all the fine design details, previewed some detailing that they cut there and then to make sure it looked right, and steered me away from some impractical ideas I’d had.

Six weeks later, they delivered the desk on budget and ahead of time. It’s absolutely beautiful, and I look forward to working at it every day. Couldn’t be happier.

Go to Saltwoods. You won’t regret it.

Brittany H.

MA
Fantastic working with Dan from Saltwoods. We requested 3 tables for a commercial project all ranging in size (largest being 12′ long). Dan was a pleasure to work with, he answered all our questions very promplty, worked within our timeframe, and helped us with some customizations on the tables to make them work perfectly for our space. Our company orders hundreds of tables for our various projects and I must say the craftmanship with these tables is amazing. The tables are nothing but perfection. We really hope to continue buisness with Saltwoods, and were thoroghly happy with our experience. I highly recommend them!
 
 

Anne C.

MA

We ordered a farm style table from Saltwoods and could not be happier! When I stumbled across Saltwoods online, we were a little intimidated that the showroom was by appointment only but Dan was so great to work with. He spent an hour or more explaining the different wood types and options. We decided on a reclaimed oak table and love it! As others have mentioned, shortly after we put in our order, we made a change to the finish and Saltwoods was more than accommodating. We love having a custom piece and know we will enjoy it for many years to come. Looking forward to working with Saltwoods in the future as we tackle other rooms in our house.

Peter and Claudia S.

MA

My husband and I had a custom kitchen work table made by Saltwooods. Dan and all the Saltwoods craftsmen created a beautiful piece that will surely be handed down as an heirloom to our daughters. When visitors arrive at our new home the Saltwoods table is the center of attention. The professional, creative and customer service attention that Dan and his craftsman provided was second to none. They have bought back the lost art of truly handmade farm tables.
Thank you Saltwoods!!

Lindsay C.

MA

Saltwoods Boston deserves more than five stars. From the personal attention my husband and I received in the showroom during our hands-on design meeting, to the white-glove delivery of our timeless masterpiece, Saltwoods Boston is top-notch. We never imagined our table would have turned out to be THIS beautiful. The table top and bench are hand-crafted from reclaimed wood salvaged from a tobacco barn in Lexington, Kentucky circa 1908. In fact, Saltwoods inlays the exact geographical coordinates of where the barn stood into the table. The location of where the coordinates were to be inlayed was chosen by us during the design process. We were able to choose everything custom, from the size, shape and height of the table, to the degree of just how “rustic” we wanted it, the legs, the finish…everything! Originally, we chose a trestle base; however, knowing we were a Navy family, the owner, Dan, came up with another idea. He took us into his office and showed us a picture of his idea and we instantly fell in love with it: our table legs are black wrought iron anchors! This is Saltwoods in a nutshell: highly skilled artisans who take the time to listen and learn who each customer is and what exactly they are looking for. They go above and beyond with customer service and produce heirloom-quality, functional pieces of art. We have a family of seven who enjoy fast-paced, shove-em-off-to-school breakfasts, afternoon homework sessions, and dinners each night at our table. This year, we even chose to eat our Thanksgiving dinner at our Saltwoods table instead of in the formal dining room. This table truly is the heart of our home. Thank you Saltwoods Boston!

Molly B.

MA

Absolutely amazing people to work with and beautiful product! Very professional and we love our new dining room table. received my new table last week and it is beautiful. It is well made, sturdy and I love the way it looks in my home.

Kenny L.

MA

We renovated our kitchen and needed a custom-made table to make the most of the available space. The table would be in front of a window seat and thus we’d also need to slide around it easily. Saltwoods was the perfect answer. Dan suggested a pedestal design that works nicely with the window seat. Saltwoods also made the bench for the window seat, and the bench and table, both made of reclaimed oak, look great together. Dan and crew were wonderful to work with and did excellent work. We are grateful we found them and recommend them highly.

Eric M.

Langhorne PA

Dan was great to work with to bring our custom table idea to life. He was as passionate as we were about bringing our vision of a monster 72″x72″ table together to host our family gatherings. The table is beautiful reclaimed oak. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product!

Deirdre S.

Weymouth

We found Saltwoods online when looking for a reclaimed table that could be custom built for the banquette area for our newly remodeled kitchen. Dan was a delight to work with as we talked to him about the design and size of the table. It fits the area perfectly and is the item we receive the most compliments about in our “rustic glam” kitchen. While the table is not inexpensive, it is high quality craftsmanship and is a very unique piece of furniture that will become a fixture of our family for many years to come. The price was also in line with other companies that do custom tables. We truly love it.

Evelyn and Mike

Half Moon Bay, CA

I found Saltwoods online while researching authentic New England farmhouse tables, which are very hard to find in the SF Bay Area. I am from New England, and when I found Saltwoods, I knew that I had found the right place. Dan and I started to discuss what kind of table I was looking for, the style, the size, the color, down to every detail. He was very patient, and kept in touch with me throughout the whole project. The delivery service that he used to get my table to Ca. was top notch. The table arrived in perfect condition, and it is a craftsman’s dream, just absolutely stunning! We are moving with it into a new house. The first toast that we will make at the table will be to Dan and his team at Saltwoods for making our beautiful family heirloom! https://saltwoods.com/shop/boxberry-white-oak/ Thank you so much Dan and best wishes for many years of continued success. Evelyn and Mike Half Moon Bay CA

Marty B.

Belmont, MA

I just put in a five-star review for you. My wife and I love the table and benches – just beautiful. Thanks again for your help designing it and for the excellent work. I’m sure everyone we have over for meals will be impressed by it and for those who are in the market for furniture, we will certainly steer them your way.

Matthew K.

Jamaica Plain, MA

Dan met with us in his showroom and walked us through the process of choosing materials, finishes, et cetera. He was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The table he made for us is beautiful. We’re very happy with his work.

James S.

Belmont, MA

We worked with Saltwoods to design a custom dining table for our home. We wanted something that would be highly functional but also beautiful and sophisticated. Saltwoods helped us understand all the different options for materials and finish, and we ended up with a beautiful walnut table that met all of our specifications. We are thrilled with the result and have received many compliments when we have people over for family gatherings and dinner parties. The table is also extremely well built and is durable enough to withstand three young children (and all their art projects). The Saltwoods team provided excellent service and came back to make minor modifications as needed to achieve the end result we desired. Working with local craftsmen who take pride in their work makes all the difference!

Nikka E.

Natick, MA

I ordered a custom dining table and bench from Saltwoods and they came out beautifully. They were both made primarily from reclaimed wood and made exactly to my specifications. Dan at Saltwoods was very knowledgeable and low-pressure, and was able to show me samples of his previous work (both in person at his workshop and with photographs). He was easy to work with and very communicative by email, which I appreciated. The table and bench came out great, and we’re very pleased with them. The whole process took about 6 weeks between our first meeting and delivery of the furniture.

Analesa S.

MA

We absolutely love our new dining table from Saltwoods! We knew we wanted something locally made and ideally from reclaimed wood to be the centerpiece of our dining room. We went to visit Dan Crossman at his workshop and he took us through all of our options for the table and overall made the process extremely easy. The table is a completely custom beautiful reclaimed oak table with all the unique imperfections that we were looking for!

Shlomy B.

Brooklyn, NY

Where to begin? Dan of Saltwoods worked with us to design our table, patiently dealing with our indecision (hard to choose between so many beautiful tables!) and delivered a customized product that exceeded all of our expectations. We love our table — absolute perfection — and can tell that it is built to last forever. Do not spend your money on “high-end” mass producing furniture companies that can only offer expensive and disposable stuff. Order from your local craftsman who doesn’t know how to cut corners — for Saltwoods, making furniture is art.

Jennifer R.

Belmont, MA

Our experience with Saltwoods was amazing from start to finish. The product is amazing – both in appearance and in quality, and everything was highly customizable. We were able to choose dimensions, colors, designs, add-ons, type of wood, style of table, reclaimed/distressed, etc, etc. Dan met all of our needs, was very friendly and professional, quick to respond and eager to help, as well as very fair with his prices. We receive compliments constantly on our tables, and after one summer out here on Nantucket they are all still in great condition with no significant signs of wear and tear. I would definitely work with Saltwoods again. Thanks Dan!

Lauren & Scott I.

South End, Boston, MA

We had a really wonderful experience with Saltwoods. We worked closely with Dan — who was so generous with his time and knowledge and who helped us design a contemporary farm table with benches. The set absolutely “pops” in our Boston condo. Everyone who walks through the door says “Wow!” or something like that!

Matt E.

Sutton, MA

My wife found Saltwoods in her search for Boston area custom furniture makers. We were specifically looking for farm tables that are made of reclaimed wood. After two conversations with Dan we decided to visit the showroom to get a good feel for how the tables look. We fell in love with the reclaimed oak farm tables and placed an order during that visit. The table was ready in a matter of weeks. It is absolutely the best furniture purchase we have ever made. The table has so much character and charm. It’s also incredibly sturdy and solid. We couldn’t be happier with this table.

Shannon Croft

Shannon Croft Design, LLC

I’m a kitchen designer in the Boston area and had the good fortune of discovering Saltwoods while working with a client who needed a custom-sized table to accommodate a built-in banquette bench in the breakfast area. Over a period of a few weeks, I spent countless hours trying to source a local furniture-maker who could offer us a high quality product at a reasonable cost on a tight timeline. It seemed everyone wanted to make the project more elaborate, expensive, and time-consuming than it needed to be. Except Saltwoods. When I spoke with Dan for the first time, it was immediately apparent that he is a can-do kind of professional. He understood what the client wanted and had us settled on the Annie Oakley reclaimed tabletop in no time flat. (The client lives in a beautiful historic home, so we were particularly taken with Dan’s passion for keeping reclaimed pieces of New England homes in New England homes.) To boot, we had already sourced our own cast iron bistro-style bases and Dan not only welcomed them into the design, but also offered to attach the bases himself so that he could ensure the structural stability of the table. When the table arrived at the client’s home, it exceeded every expectation, from the stunning selection of reclaimed wood to the family-friendly finish on the tabletop. Saltwoods made it easy. I foresee many built-in banquettes in my future clients’ kitchens!

Andrew M.

Allston, MA

Dan and his team are amazing. They spent a great amount of time with us explaining options and listening to what we wanted. Every step of the process was easy. We had complete trust in them. Delivery was perfect. The bench and chairs are magnificent. The table is jaw-dropping beautiful. Truly masters at their craft. You should have NO hesitation about working with Saltwoods – first class, all the way!
The table is 110*48 and we love it in our kitchen

Ada P.

North Andover, MA

We absolutely love the gorgeous table we got from Saltwoods! Dan made the whole process of figuring out what kind of table we wanted, what wood we wanted, and what finish we wanted a joy. He spent an entire evening with us in the Saltwoods studio, which had a range of beautiful tables to see–a much easier and more satisfying experience than trying to find a table at a chain store. Each day I enjoy seeing this custom table in my house!

David M.

Stratham, NH

It was such a pleasure working with Dan at Saltwoods. He was incredibly patient and knowledgeable. And now I have my absolute dream dining room table! Amazing craftsmanship and customer service. We get tons of compliments on the table and the whole experience was just so easy and comfortable. Thank you Dan!

Stephanie

Somerville, MA

Our Saltwoods experience was great! Dan was very patient, letting us visit his studio multiple times to look at different types of wood, finishes, and designs. He listened carefully to our goals, answered our many questions, and worked with us to create a custom table that fits perfectly in our odd-sized room. Dan was very clear about every step of the building process, even sending us pictures of the table top as it was being built, and he delivered the finished table exactly as he said he would. We feel good about using reclaimed wood and supporting a local craftsman, and we have a beautiful reclaimed oak dining table that will last for years to come. Thanks!

Lisa G.

Westwood, MA

We were tired of going to big, brand-name furniture stores with limited choices, mediocre quality and foreign-made pieces. We wanted something that was made locally and could be customized without breaking the bank, something that would last and could be passed down. We worked with Saltwoods to build a beautiful farmhouse table that matched our lifestyle needs and couldn’t be happier with the end-result. We had a great overall customer experience and would highly recommend them to others.

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