Built in 1926, the boathouse is located on Long Island Sound and sits just steps off of Jordan Cove in Waterford, CT. Owned by a single family until recently, it operated as a functioning nautical storage shed and place for engine repair it’s entire life. Ancient patchwork, an original stone wall, and the occasional hand-scratched date can be found when looking inside. The new owners have worked hard to preserve all the perfect patina while adding touches of their own to make the perfect summer hideout. A hand-carved mermaid bust, vintage GE refrigerator, wooden lobster traps, and a slew of buoys encircle the beautifully crafted cedar and steel counter-height picnic table built by OGT.
The cedar planks used for this table were reclaimed from a 100-year-old water tower in New York City. As you can imagine the patina from weathering for years atop a high building make for a rich, rustic finish. More of this cedar is available at this time. So, if you are looking for a rustic outdoor table with a metal base or one that will be exposed to the elements, contact our table shop for a custom size table quote. You can also purchase the wood itself, click here.
Thank you to Erica Diskin of Assembly Design Studios for sharing her project with us.