I met Randall while shopping at the Artful Eye antique store and saw some of his custom built tables. My wife and I had been looking for the right table for our cabin and could not find one we liked so we decided to ask Randall to build us a custom tabletop with very specific details to be mounted on metal legs we got from Etsy.
He is very passionate about carpentry and was extremely dedicated to my satisfaction. He hand picked the boards, sent me photos from the lumberyard, gave us stained wood samples, and even remade the tabletop after feedback. Incredible dedication to his craft.
After we received the tabletop we loved it so much that we decided to have him build us benchtops to match. Sitting at this table is one of my favorite places to be.
We searched everywhere we could for a mid-century modern (or MCM-inspired) credenza for our living room in our new home. Etsy, Craigslist, eBay, vintage shops. Most of what we found exceeded our budget or featured prohibitive shipping costs. We saw Randall’s ad on Craigslist and reached out to see if he’d be interested in building us something in Vermont.
Randall was enthusiastic about the project, as well as the spalted maple he’d recently worked with. We drove over to The Artful Eye in St. Johnsbury from Montpelier to see his work and talk design and were sold.
Randall built us a unique, mid-century modern-inspired, handcrafted piece of furniture that we’re thrilled to have in our home—and that we could afford. He shared progress and photos by email throughout the process, keeping us updated and regularly seeking input to make sure it met our expectations. He exceeded them. Working with Randall was a pleasure and an experience we’ll treasure.
We worked with Randall in January 2019 to have a custom farm table with a matching bench made. Randall was very knowledgeable and walked us through the design process helping us choose the wood, stain, table legs, and finishing touches for our table. Once he began the table he sent us weekly updates with photos to keep us part of the process. We LOVE our table and bench. It is exactly what we had in mind and will forever be one of our favorite pieces of furniture. I will be coming to Randall for any custom furniture needs in the future!
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Randall made us a table and benches and we are beyond thrilled! They are truly works of art. The craftsmanship is top notch and he was a pleasure to do business with!
Randall made me a table with the finest quality and craftsmanship in a very timely manner. He works hard to make it exactly the way you want from the dimensions in my table was oversized LOL to the type of wood, to the color of the stain or paint that you would like right down to the type of legs he will make it happen!
I stumbled upon a Craigslist ad for custom made farm tables in the process of researching a very large table for our new home. I had a vague idea of what I wanted, but no idea how or where to start. I contacted Randall and was quickly impressed by his responsiveness and professionalism. From our first conversation, it was clear that he was a craftsman with years of experience who took great pride in his work, his skills, and his finished products.
Over the course of several emails and phone calls, Randall and I developed a plan for a large farmhouse table with company boards, which I can add to either end of the table for holidays or company. He talked me through the selection of wood, finishes, size, and every other imaginable decision. There were any times that I wasn’t sure and deferred to his experience, and I’m so glad that I did!
The table Randall created and delivered far exceeded anything I could have expected. It is a conversation piece in my home, which is especially true since all of our family events seem to happen around it. It is not unusual for people to crawl under the table and admire the workmanship and engineering required to make such a beautiful, versatile table. Randall is always willing to try new things, including leaving some of the rough saw marks visible and a custom carving. Randall was constantly updating and checking in with me, and I loved getting pictures of the work in progress.
Working with Randall was a wonderful process and I cannot recommend him highly enough. The table he created for us will be passed down to our children, and we gained a friend through the experience. I look forward to other beautiful pieces through the years!
When we moved into a house with a big open living area and huge fireplaces, I knew immediately that I wanted a gigantic, solid, farmhouse table. We love to host large parties of guests, and I wanted somewhere we could all fit comfortably for meals, after dinner drinks, and games. But, do you know how much a table like that can cost!? Most were completely out of my price range. I was starting to give up on the idea when I met Randall at the Artful Eye, the furniture shop he runs with his wife Lisa in St. J. Randall was able to make me exactly what I wanted, exactly the size and color I wanted, for a very good price. Unfortunately, there were some problems with the wood in that first table, which had not been kiln-dried. When I contacted Randall to ask him to fix it, he volunteered to make a completely new table! He also came and delivered it, free of charge. We couldn't be happier with the table and with our experience. It was wonderful to be able to use a local craftsman and local wood, and to be able to make a connection in St Jonsbury.
I have been looking for my dream farm table for years...
My husband and I stopped at the Artful Eye to check out antiques. To our surprise a window sign said “hand made farm tables” and I needed to inquire right away. Well, that was the beginning of not only getting my table, but being a part of every step of its construction through Randall. We got pictures of everything from the board selection to it’s completion. Randall really made my dream table come to life. We also got one of his beautiful benches to complete our dining set. This was one of the best customer experiences I have ever had. If you want quality and perfection I highly recommend contacting Randall.
My wife and I were in the market for a custom built farm table. I saw Randall’s ad on Craigslist so we set up a time to meet at The Artful Eye in St. Johnsbury.
We met with his wife Lisa who showed us some of the tables on display. I was on my back under one of the tables admiring the incredible craftsmanship Randall builds into every table when he appeared. He was not fazed seeing me in this position. Apparently his initial contact with many of his future customers starts out this way.
After seeing several examples of his craftsmanship, we decided to go forward and have him build our table. When we started out we thought we knew what we wanted, but in reality we didn’t. We spoke by phone and texted several design changes for the length, height, width and species of wood. In other words, we keep changing our minds the more we got involved. Ultimately, because he is so accommodating and a great communicator with much patience, we ended up with a very unique table that exceeded our demands.
It’s a quality piece of furniture that will be handed down to our children. Let them figure out who gets to keep it! For now, we are all going to enjoy it for many years to come.
I couldn't be more pleased with the table Randall made for me. He used spalted maple that is just gorgeous, and created two company boards that slide in and out beautifully. He kept in touch with me every step of the way, sending pictures to make sure I liked everything he was doing, and to keep my apprised of his progress. When I wasn't sure about something, he gave me good advice. His price is very reasonable. I highly recommend Randall if you're looking for a beautiful handmade table.
We are just thrilled with our custom dining room table. The attention to detail and customer service was excellent. Randall built our table from a photo I sent and to the exact dimensions I needed. It came out perfect! He sent photos of the wood as he was selecting it to ensure it was just what we wanted. Randall communicated throughout the process and kept us informed on the progress. We were fortunate to be able to get samples of the stains so we could take them home to see them in our dining room, which was very helpful in our color selection. The finished dining table is truly a work of art and one of a kind, creating a warm and beautiful dining room. It's evident Randall loves his craft and takes great pride in his tables.
Randall built a gorgeous custom farm table for my family's new home. The entire process was thorough, creative, catered and truly enjoyable. Randall was able to address every question & concern that I had and guided me through the process of building a custom piece of furniture for the first time. He accommodated every request and truly build a unique & gorgeous piece. Our table was made of butternut, stained dark enough to just see the grain, was the exact length, width, height and thickness that I imagined, included company boards, two custom drawers and large beautiful legs. It is truly a dream piece of furniture that I will cherish and that I hope stays in our family for generations.
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