Shown here in 2 different stages of the finishing process, we have a cafe height parsons-like table. This bespoke table measures 36″ x 144″ x 36″ and uses beautiful Santos Rosewood veneer that was bleached prior to a clear finish coat.  Built to mimic the look of solid-wood, CCN incorporated a “torsion-box” construction method for this table.  By using a veneer panel on the top and bottom that sandwiches an internal skeleton of solid wood blocking, the 3″ thick panels give off the appearance of a solid wood table while providing the strength and stability of balanced veneer panels.

Bespoke is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification. “Custom-made”, “made to order”, “made to measure” and sometimes “hand-made” are near-synonyms. “Off-the-shelf” and in clothing “ready-to-wear” are the opposites. Modding is a slang related term, mostly used to refer to personalization after manufacture. The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”, in the specialized meaning “to give order for it to be made” or commission, first cited from 1583 by the OED, with the adjective in its alternative form “bespoken” first quoted from 1607 in this sense. The term is generally more prevalent in British English than American English, which tends to use “custom” instead, as in custom car, custom motorcycle etc.

Since its origin CCN has utilized this “custom-made” or “made to order” approach to building high quality, hand crafted office furniture.  We view every job as an opportunity for the customer or end user to get exactly what the want in the size and configuration they need as opposed to having to order “off the rack” and settling for what is available.  Visit us to see the CCN difference.