Past projects and custom pieces | 2nd Chance tables

This piece was one of the very first 2nd Chance was commissioned to make and considering the size and placement, we were a little nervous!! The guys from Prospect Espresso in Camberwell needed a 14 person communal cafe table for the new spot they were opening soon. I had recently salvaged some 80 year old Oregon timber beams from my Grandmothers garage roof and suggested they might have the right look. The table still serves today (I drop by for a cheeky latte once in a while) and started us off on the right foot serving the hospitality industry.

One of our more regular requests we get is to provide a good quality, sturdy dining room table that the family can gather at night after night. We found early on that using reclaimed hardwood sourced from demolished or renovated homes all over Melbourne provided us with timber that had REAL recycled charm and the ability to give a beautiful rustic finish when treated properly. In essence, the timber moves from inside the walls or roof of a home, to out and proud in the dining area (by way of a little TLC).

Often times families will come to us asking if we can restore their beloved Grandmothers dining table which has been passed down through generations. While this is not always possible, we were able to obligle this clients request to use the top of her old Jarrah table, and some reclaimed Hardwood to create a set of bedside tables! There was enough left over for the legs on their Oregon dining table too.

This custom Blackbutt 8 seat dining table was tastefully monogrammed with the family’s initial at each end. A simple and unique feature which sets off nicely against the extra wide white hoop legs.

Only after this sandblasted and gloss white pedestal style table was delivered did we realise that the client was actually a part of the Myer family. She was delighted when we informed her that the timber was actually salvaged from the old Myer building in Melbourne’s CBD, small world! The ultra rustic “farm-house” style finish was created by sandblasting and wire brushing the soft grain out of the timber to leave a beautiful worn look and feel.

This custom boardroom table was a project we were very excited about. The company, Senvion make wind turbines and the renewable energy ethos is one we can really get behind. The needed a recycled Messmate meeting table for their 29th floor CBD offices. The table had to be lifted up in 2 pieces and assembled on-site. Kyme Farley from Theory of Willow was skillful enough to detail a wind turbine right in the centre of the table, they loved it and so did we.

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