A furniture maker for many years, owner, Randall Loiacono crafts furniture at his shop in Littleton, NH and at the Artful Eye in St. Johnsbury, VT.
With artistry, workmanship and a love of woodworking, Randall makes quality tables, coffee tables and benches to accompany finer home furnishings and decor.
Randall is also a potter.
His wife, Lisa, is an artist who also re-purposes and refinishes furniture. Lisa also owns the Artful Eye.
The Artful Eye features over 10,000 square feet of Antiques, Local Art and crafts and chock full of furniture like sofa, love seats, recliners, tables and a large consignment shop. Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Saturday and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sundays (closed Tuesdays from January through April).
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.
I found Randall on the Internet when I began searching for someone to build my dining room table when I couldn’t find what I was looking for at furniture stores.
I went through his website and by looking at all his posted pictures, I was able to put together what I wanted. I called and we talked for a bit going over everything. Randall was honest about when he’d be able to build the table, I talked with him around September and he said he’d get started in January. I was in no hurry, so no problem. I took a ride up to his wife Lisa’s store (want to go back!) and Randall’s shop, finalized all the details.
Randall got started in January, kept me updated and sent pictures along the way, asked questions. He was great at setting expectations, from the beginning. Made amazing suggestions that improved the look of the table. This has been the first time I’ve had a piece of furniture of made, it is it exactly as I envisioned. Randall got the exact vibe and look I was going for- I’m immensely grateful! Now I’m thinking of something else I can have him make and of heading back up to Lisa’s shop.
We absolutely love our new coffee table. It is beautiful and everything we hoped for! Randall was so wonderful to work with on our custom piece. His communication and thoughtful attention to all the details was great throughout the entire process. Thank you, Randall!
Pao and Dwayne
My wife and I are so grateful for Randall's professionalism and incredible attention to detail. He built us an exquisitely beautiful dining room table, with matching bench, that is exactly what we imagined. We were impressed by his careful communication, deft craftsmanship, and depth of knowledge.
Sorry for delay--please feel free to post on your website: We love our beautiful farm table! The quality is impeccable. Randall was so easy to work with--he updated us throughout the whole process and delivery was flawless.
Thank you! Diana and Jamie
Working with Randall to create your custom table is a rewarding experience and definitely worth the wait! This is a truly creative and collaborative process that results in a beautiful and functional work of art. We wanted a large rustic, live-edge table and bench for friends and family to gather after a day of skiing. Randall listened to our vision, made recommendations along the way, and kept us abreast of progress via photos and text messages. We were involved in every detail from the plank of wood to use, to which direction it should go, to the color and finish. We asked for it to be done in time for Thanksgiving and he delivered! We recommend Randall to build the table of your dreams.
I could not be happier with my new farm table and bench from Affordable Custom Farm Tables.
The butternut is beautiful and the cantilever extension are a unique concept. These extensions are so much nicer than table leaves and having that split in the middle of the table.
Randall kept me informed and involved throughout the building process, along with updated photos of the progress. His workmanship is topnotch. He is a craftsman through and through.
His wife Lisa, was very helpful to me with her expertise with furniture, on choosing a stain to complement my decor.
I highly recommend Randall....if you want a truly beautiful and affordable table made to your specifications.
"Some months back I moved into a new home, one with a large room where I envisioned that in the years to come we would gather with our children, their significant others and their children. The room begs for a large farm table for us all to eat, celebrate and hang out at. But I wanted something special, and I needed someone to help me see what it would look like. That led me to looking Online until I found it...not just my table, but also Randall, his shop, his dog, and his wife. You see, Randall does not just make tables...he sees them when they are just the wood, he creates the colors and style in his head, and then he builds his/your work of art. And along the way he sends pictures of the work of art in progress, he happily responds to questions and changes in direction, he conveys his passion for what he does, and he brings that passion out in you. And you meet his family and talk about other tables and life going on around us. He is warm, with texture and personality, and so will/does your table. My table...it is absolutely beautiful...better than even imagined. I treasure it now as I expect I will for years to come when we add the memories of gatherings around it. Thank you Randall."
Randall is an absolute pleasure to work with. We requested three custom tables for a retail shop and could not be any happier with the final results. Randall communicated clearly and consistently throughout the process, including sharing status photos which was so appreciated. His craftsmanship and artistry are completely evident. The tables are built thoughtfully with full consideration of the nature of the wood to potentially settle/shrink, so we are confident they will remain just as beautiful for years to come. We now have the most beautiful tables I’ve ever seen, and we are already thinking of more pieces we can ask him for in the future.
Absolutely beautiful work. We love our new table! The custom work came just as ordered and Randall worked with us to create the perfect dining table for our family. The company boards slide in easily and securely. We cant wait to host a big, family dinner!
We wanted to let you know that this island top has exceeded our expectations. When we first started planning the kitchen, I told my husband what I had envisioned for our island and he found you to do the custom work. What a great find that was!!!! You nailed what I envisioned and then some. The piece is unique, one-of-a-kind and definitely a statement piece that we are so excited to have family and friends gather around in the near future. The piece is warm and looks like it already has stories to tell because it looks like it has age and history. This exactly what I wanted. The custom work is so detailed and thoughtful. You truly took what we said to heart, combined with your experience and creativity and made something utterly beautiful that I know we will cherish as long as we live in that house. We so excited and absolutely love the piece! Thank you so very much for doing this for us!!!!
P.S. We are hoping to get on your list again in the near future here for a custom dining table and bench!!!!
Thank you again!!!
Vanessa and Jason
Randall is a true artist! I ordered a custom 12-foot solid oak table and a custom condiment counter for my bakery cafe in Worcester Massachusetts. Randall's attention to detail exceeded my expectations. He has a lot of experience and knows how to work with the wood, design and style required for our needs. I am confident the table and counter will last a life time and stand up to our commercial setting. We look forward to enjoying this beautiful table for many, many, many years to come. I highly recommend Randall, he is a perfectionist and we couldn't be any happier!
Thank you, Randall!
Alice and Dom
We ordered a custom farmhouse style table and have had it for about a month. We couldn't be happier with it! Randall is not only an amazing craftsman but took the time to work with us every step of the way. He was great at educating on our options both in looks and practicality. Our table is truly custom and fits our home and family perfectly. The cost was amazingly competitive with what you would find in a quality furniture store, but the end product is heirloom quality. We look forward to watching our young family grow around it. From ordering to delivery was a few months but we were informed of that from the beginning. Randall even pulled off a Christmas miracle getting it to us ahead of schedule and just before the holidays. If you want a beautiful, custom table, you won't a find better value.
We had been looking for months, Online and in stores, for a solid wood, country-style farm table, but couldn't find what we wanted, until we met Randall. He not only made us the perfect table out of beautiful, high-quality wood, which we walk down to every morning and love seeing and using, but he was a pleasure to deal with. He worked to provide us with tons of information so we could pick the right wood, shape, size, colour, stain, layout, trim, you name it. He even helped us get the extensions just the way we wanted it, so they were solid and stable but easy to use.
He then packed it up so well that nothing could damage it in shipment; we even kept the crating wood!
He did all of this from 6,000 miles away, by phone, text and email. We have yet to meet him in person, and while we would love to, it wasn't necessary.
We must have Randall's first table in Israel, and are happy to have it.
Deborah & Avi
The coffee table that Randall crafted was well made and looked exactly as I wanted it to look. He was extremely easy to deal with both in terms of deciding on the design and promptly responding to my calls and e-mails. I highly recommend him for any furniture project that you might have.
When function becomes art there's nothing better. The pieces are timeless and will be in our family for generations. Randall and Lisa incorporated all of our ideas to create a truly custom table. The price is so reasonable and enabled us to afford a one of a kind furniture piece. I can't say enough about the links they went to in making sure we received exactly the table we wanted. The cut, color, stain, size, type of wood, and detail. Love it! Love it! Love it!
I had been looking for farm tables for months on line and in antique stores.
I was looking for a table that looked old....really old. I wanted a table that came out of a farm from the early 1900's, well-worn and loved with old-days quality and charm. I couldn't find anything like what I wanted. I met Randall's wife in the Artful Eye store and she told me Randall could duplicate an old weathered look.
Randal worked hard to meet my quirky idea- I wanted it burned, beaten, showing signs of generations of use-"antiqued" and "distressed" naturally without having to wait for generations to get there. WOW, was all I can say when I got it. One would mistake it for a table found in the back of an old New England antique store, but half the price. It's like it grew out of the floor of my 1890's Vermont Home.
Thanks Randall, it was worth the wait.
I spent many hours researching and conversing with custom table makers to create my dream table for my summer home on Cape Cod. Finally I found Randall to make my 11 foot Trestle Table! His prices were by far the most reasonable, yet I could tell he was a true craftsman and passionate about his work. He spent a lot of time listening to my vision and kept me updated every step of the way to make sure it was exactly as I had pictured. The table is absolutely beautiful and a show piece in my summer home!!!
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!
Thanks so much!
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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