Table: a piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface on which objects may be placed, and that can be used for such purposes as eating, writing, working and playing games.

 

Life happens at the table. Think about it. When was the last meal you shared? The last intense game of monopoly you played? The difficult conversation you had over coffee? The paper you wrote for class into the wee hours of the night? Chances are these precious moments happened at the table. I love my kitchen table.

 

So you get it; community, calamity, and communion all take place at the table. So if you're in need or just desire a new table and you'd like to do business with the TableMaker here are some things to consider:

 

1. Our process: We will schedule a time to connect so you can share your ideas, ask your questions, and look at different kinds of wood and styles of tables

 

2. Talk: We will go through all the important details like size, timeline, price, and share some family realities. See the Tablemaker prays his way though each family, each person, as he builds your table. His sweat and tears are part of what hold your table together.

 

3. Production: The process begins and your table is created just for you. Your ideas and our skill and craftsmanship are amalgamated into a functional piece of art that will last for generations. No shortcuts, no veneers; just a labor of love with quality materials for your table. 

 

4. Delivery: It usually takes about a week of production time plus whatever we have in the pipeline. Typical start to finish from design to delivery is 2-3 months.

 

If you are interested in pursuing a table through Hope Street's TableMaker LLC please contact TableMaker via email at tablemaker@hopestreetministry.org or via phone at (414)445-5404. Ask for Ashley. 

Mission Style Corner Side Table

This Mission Style Corner Side Table was handcrafted by our own TableMaker utilizing urban forestry elm for the legs and tabletop (32 inches high and 24x24 top), urban forestry ash for the railing and bottom shelf, and quartersawn white oak for the Balastrate.

Urban forestry pieces such as this do not simply make beautiful furniture, they tell a story. Each table is a combination of wood that may otherwise find itself in a landfill. This wood is repurposed, and reformed together into a single sturdy unit. These different types of wood are placed together and make each other stronger than either could be individually.

TableMaker seems so familiar to Hope Street, because this is exactly what takes place within our walls. Broken men, women, and children who fill discarded by society come together and make a community, a single unit stronger than any individual had been on their own. In this, something beautiful is born.