Blue Fulkerson’s Spencer, NY, woodshop – Out of the Blue Woodworks – takes in wood species such as cherry, maple, and Peruvian walnut, and converts them into fine household fixtures including beds, dining tables, and custom closet systems.

In building the large dining room table pictured above, which seats 10 to 12 people, Fulkerson created a design to mimic the arched bracing and an arched dining room entry in his client’s post-and-beam style home.

Walnut pegs were added to the table base to mirror the pegged posts and beams within the home, and the two granite inlays in the center of the walnut table top were selected to match pieces of granite found throughout the house from the granite solid surface kitchen countertop to a granite brick-faced mantel.

This dining room table also features a laminated plywood base, which complements the solid wood window frames and casings. Approximately 25 strips of 3/4˝ plywood were used to form each half of the connected base.

The table base was then laminated with Tiger Maple veneer and cut and notched for a laminated walnut carrier beam to lay down the center under a solid 2-1/2˝ walnut top with walnut edgebanding.

Fulkerson estimates that the table weighs close to 900 pounds.

A graduate of Alfred State College at SUNY College of Technology located in Rochester, NY, Fulkerson started Out of the Blue Woodworks in 2004.

His work encompasses a large variety of projects from dining room tables with solid surface tops like the one above, bedroom furniture, large, custom walk-in closets, to complete kitchens and cabinetry.

The company’s portfolio also includes unusual projects including boats, RVs and campers.

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