Coffee tables are the miniature dining tables of the living room. A place more than to sit your coffee. If you do a quick search trying to find yourself a custom-made coffee table in the Tulsa area you will come up empty-handed. Yes, you might be able to find cousin Billy selling his $100 construction grade lumber coffee table build. Although you want true craftsmen to build your coffee table with quality materials Inside The Kerf Woodworks has you covered.


Understanding The Other Furniture Makers Out There

I mentioned cousin Billy in the paragraph above. Billy is real if you do a Facebook Marketplace search you will find a few different individuals selling coffee tables at a steal of a deal or extremely overpriced item for the material it is created with. A lot of these individuals or Billy’s go down to local home center and just purchase kiln dried construction lumber.

This lumber is created with intentions of being used to build homes, sheds and other structures. Not so much your homes coffee table. There’s nothing 100% percent wrong with this. Only thing is for the same amount of money you can choose a true craftsman to build your dining table or coffee table out of actual hardwood.

Well, you might say how much more is this said hardwood going to cost. That depends upon what choice of hardwood you happen to choose for your coffee table. Tho in most cases prices of purchasing hardwood lumber over construction grade lumber is only a few dollars more a board foot.

Choosing a true craftsman like Inside The Kerf Woodworks to build your handmade coffee table in Tulsa is sure to make a statement in your living room.


Common Wood Choices For Handmade Dining Table

Briefly discussed above we like to work with hardwoods over construction grade lumber and clear water-based finishes that natural show off the beauty of the hardwood. Most of the hardwoods are sourced locally from sawmills in the Tulsa area.

We do this purposefully to help support our fellow Oklahoma’s and keep money in our great state. This makes for a special coffee table in your home. A locally milled log by and Oklahoman then a coffee table built by an Oklahoman that seems like one special coffee table to us. Can you agree with that?

Here are some of the common wood request for coffee tables we tend to see. Don’t let this list hinder you these items are only for example and we can work with just about any material.


  • Walnut
  • Oak
  • Red Oak
  • Ash
  • Pecan
  • Cherry
  • Hackberry
  • Maple
  • Cedar
  • Red Cedar
  • Epoxy River Tables
  • Exotic Woods


Why Choose Local Craftsman Over Mega Furniture Stores

  • We love Tulsa and love working with our Tulsa customers. When we support you it supports us. Helping the small guys build a better Oklahoma and provide jobs to Oklahoma Craftsman.


  • Most items purchased in the mega furniture stores around town are not actually composed of real wood inside. Often times inside of the product there is an MDF core. MDF is basically a sheet good that is composed of compressed sawdust and various glues. If this surface were ever to come in direct contact with water swelling of the MDF will occur. Then this will lead to bubbling. On the outside of the MDF, a thin layer of veneer is glued in place. The veneer could range in a thickness of 1/16th or 3/32th. Once the water has penetrated into that core the veneer tends to separate. 


  • Outstanding customer service. You know always when you call big brand companies it takes about 3 people to get the actual person you need to talk to. With Inside The Kerf we all are on the same page and all know the same information and any employee can provide you with the correct information you are looking for.


  • A sense of community. When choosing us to build a coffee table or any of our other great services we treat you like family. You’re not just another transaction for us and we care more about the relationship than another sale.


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If you are ready we are waiting in the shop to build your coffee table or your next furniture piece for your home. Simply fill out the form below and we will be in contact with shortly. We will discuss what you have in mind get the ball rolling. We look forward to working with you very soon.


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