Tips for Designing Your Custom Wood Table

Johnsons Slab Table

Walnut slab table with benches and chairs

If you are interested in commissioning a custom wood table from Stevens Woodworks but are not sure where to start, please read on for some great design tips!


This is the starting point of any custom table project because the shape of the table top will determine how the rest of it is built. Fortunately, any custom wood furniture in Pittsburgh, PA, created by our experts allows you freedom to showcase your creativity and unique vision. Select from an oval, rectangular, round, etc. shape or design something completely different!


With a custom table, you can have just about any size table you want depending on the availability of the materials. Some standard sizes are as follows:

  • Circular Table
    • 3’0”
    • 4’0”
    • 5’0”
    • 7’0”
    • 8’0”
  • Square Table
    • 2’6”
    • 3’0”
    • 4’0”
    • 5’0”
  • Rectangular Table
    • Width: 2’6” & Length: 3’6”
    • Width: 2’6” & Length: 5’0”
    • Width: 3’0” & Length: 6’0”
    • Width: 3’6” & Length: 8’0”

For more ideas on size, please consult one of our expert craftsmen and tell them your size requirements, ideas for design, etc.

Style of Legs

Selecting the style of the legs of your table is the next step in the process. Some of the standard styles are:

  • Cabriole
  • Farm
  • Flared
  • Taper
  • Turned

Edge of Table

The next decision you need to make is how you want the edges of your table to be finished. The typical styles for the edge are either beveled or straight. Lately, live edges on tables are also appreciated.

Type of Wood and Finish

The final step is selecting the wood you want your table to be built with. Some of the typical materials are cherry, pine, oak, or walnut. You can also select the type of finish you want such as stained or lacquered, waxed, or French polish.


Once you’ve decided on your design, our team of professional craftsmen will work closely with you to make your dream table become a reality!

To start your project for custom wood furniture in Pittsburgh, PA, please give us a call today at (412) 487-4408.