We LOVE getting back beautiful 'after' pictures from our customers. Nothing makes our carpenters and finishers happier than seeing their hard work displayed in your homes.
You can even view over 900 pictures in our customer gallery. Here's 25 of our favorites from 2019:
We're excited to announce that we'll be opening a 'store + woodshop' experience in downtown Springdale, AR. Renovations are underway at the Watson building in downtown Springdale and we will be opening the new experience in early 2020.
We want to give our customers a chance to see our furniture being built and smell the saw dust, so the Watson Experience will include a full demonstration woodshop separated from a large retail store by glass windows (we're actually going to repurpose the original windows from upstairs to create 24 feet of viewing from the store into the woodshop).
Artist Rendering (woodshop on left, retail store on right)
James+James is a garage started, locally owned furniture company. James+James tables and beds are hand-built by a small team of local craftsmen at our shop in Arkansas. We also offer a collection of furniture that we source responsibly and hand-finish onsite. Additionally, we offer a curated selection of decor items, lighting, furniture, and rugs from across the globe.
Our Cosmetic Standards:
At James+James, we take great pride in each and every piece of unique piece of furniture of solid wood furniture that we sell. The furniture that is handcrafted and brushed finished by our team is built using solid wood that is distressed and has a reclaimed look. Given the handmade and hand finished nature of the products we craft, variations and imperfections in the wood should be expected and celebrated! Just as every tree is unique, so too is every piece of furniture that is handcrafted and hand finished just for you. Every piece of furniture will have a unique grain pattern and...
On some of our tables, we offer the option of a normal jointed top with a smooth surface, a jointed top that has grooves cut into it to simulate the apperance of a boarded/planked top, or a top that has grooves cut into it with end caps running perpendicular on either end of the table.
This top has a jointed, smooth surface top. The boards are jointed together and there are no gaps or grooves between them:
This top is jointed and has grooves cut into the top, to simulate the appearance of a boarded/planked top:
This table top has grooves cut into the top with two end caps on either end that run perpendicular:
Still have questions? Please call 479-633-7557, text, email or comment below. We'd love to help!
If you're shopping one of our traditional pine tables, you'll see 3 options for "Top Style." Here's a quick run down to help explain the options:
Boarded tops are composed of individual boards. This is traditionally how farm style tables are built. The boards are not glued together and should be expected to expand and contract with changes in humdity. Boarded tops are great for someone that wants a traditional look.
Boarded with End Caps
Boarded with end caps (also often called bread boards) is a great way to dress up the top. The boards are not glued together and should be expected to expand and contract with changes in humdity. The end caps are not removable and are included in the table's length. This option adds the perpendicular boards to either end of the table.
Jointed tops are made with individual boards that are glue and biscuit jointed together. Jointed tops are a great option for individuals who want a top that's...
Oil-based polyurethane is a great finish for solid wood furniture. It's hard, durable, and scratch resistant. We also apply it by brush so that our furniture has a bench-built look that you can't achieve with a spray finish - which produces an over-perfect top coat.
We have a lot of families that homeschool on their tables and they need something that's durable for life and not a finish they have to baby or worry about.
Here a few of our favorite things about oil-based polyurethane:
1. You don't have to use coasters. You can leave a glass of ice water on the table in the summer and the condensation won't leave a water ring.
2. Spills wipe right up. Some finishes used on less durable tables would need to be stripped if you spilled something like kool-aid on them.
3. The oil-based polyurethane doesn't need to be reapplied and won't dry out over time like some oil finishes.
If something is too hot to hold, you'll want to put down...
So you've decided on a Baluster Table, but you need help deciding how many chairs you can fit or what length table you need to fit your chairs? Hopefully this write-up will help. If not, please reach out to our team via phone (479-633-7557), text, email or comment below and we'd be happy to help.
As a general rule, a 6ft baluster table seats 6, an 8ft baluster seats 8, a 10ft baluster seats 10 etc. but it does depend on your chair widths and other considerations. This blog post may help you with general table sizing.
Here's the hard math: With a baluster table the top overhangs approx. 2" on each end and each leg is approx. 5" thick. So if you take the table's length and subtract 14" [2" (overhand) + 5" (leg) + 5" (leg) + 2" (overhand)] you're left with the seating space between the legs. A 72" baluster table, for example, has approx. 58" between the table legs (72" - 14").
So you've decided on a Farmhouse Table, but you need help deciding how many chairs you can fit or what length table you need to fit your chairs? Hopefully this write-up will help. If not, please reach out to our team via phone (479-633-7557), text, email or comment below and we'd be happy to help.
As a general rule, a 6ft famhouse table seats 6, an 8ft farmhouse seats 8, a 10ft farmhouse seats 10 etc. but it does depend on your chair widths and other considerations. This blog post may help you with general table sizing.
Here's the hard math: With a farmhouse table the top overhangs approx. 2" on each end, the apron is approx. 1.5" thick on each end, and each leg is approx. 3.5" thick. So if you take the table's length and subtract 14" [2" (overhand) + 1.5" (apron) + 3.5" (leg) + 3.5" (leg)+ 1.5" (apron) + 2" (overhand)] you're left with the seating space between the legs. A 72" farmhouse table, for...
What Does Filled Knots Mean? Great question! As you've probably noticed, we offer the option on most table product pages for filled knots.
We build all of our tables with solid, real wood. Which has natural and real knots. Some people love the look of the natural open knots on the top of the table, but others would rather have those knots on the top of the table filled. If you select "filled knots" we'll fill any open knot holes on the top of the table with a clear epoxy, so you'll still be able to see the beatiful knots in the wood, but you won't have an open knot hole on the table top.
Here's an example of open, natural knots on an alder table top:
Here's an example of an alder table with the table top knots filled with a clear epoxy:
After the knots are filled with epoxy, the epoxy is sanded smooth, then the stain and top finish are applied. If you have any questions, feel free to call (479-633-7557), text, or email us. You can also comment...
Even though we've been in business since 2011, we know buying furniture online is a new experience for a lot of our customers and can be scary and confusing. So, we put together this simple guide to help:
1. Determine Right Shape For Your Space: Rectangular, Square, or Round? We've put together a few helpful guides:
How to Select The Right Shape Dining Table: https://carpenterjames.com/blog/2015/how-to-select-the-appropriate-shape-and-size-dining-table-for-your-space
How to decide between a round or square table: https://carpenterjames.com/blog/how-to-decide-between-a-round-or-square-dining-table
2. Select The Right Style of Table: Which look/table style is best for your home?
Rectangular Tables: https://carpenterjames.com/store/t/dining/tables
Round Tables: https://carpenterjames.com/store/t/dining/round-tables
Square Tables: https://carpenterjames.com/store/t/dining/square-tables