The Ultimate Way to Customize
“The logo is incredible. Everyone who comes in the room is amazed at how great the table looks.”
We can incorporate your logo into your custom conference table. There are three ways to do this: inlaying, where the logo is made up of individual pieces of wood; overlays, where a printed vinyl panel is applied to the finished wood surface; and engraving, where the logo is burned into the wood. (Here are examples of conference tables with all of these processes.) Please contact us to discuss your options for submitting your logo. We will recommend which process will work best for you. We need a high quality graphic file to work with – preferably an .eps or very high resolution .jpg file.
Inlaid Logos: Process
Inlaid logos look amazingly cool. We can make inlaid logos using either wood veneers or plastic laminate. The process starts with the graphics files – we convert them to vectors, and separate each logo into all of its component pieces. Then we use our laser to cut them all out of veneer. Next they must be assembled by hand. If the logo is complicated, this can take many hours. Here’s Ryan Bardsley lifting pieces for a complex logo out of laser-cut curly sycamore:
All of those pieces then get taped together into the main veneer panel:
Tape is applied to the other side of the logo to hold it in place during pressing. Then the face is flipped and the first batch of tape removed, revealing the logo in its glory:
Next the complete face is pressed and glued to the substrate. Now it is dead flat, and securely fastened to the table top:
Next we glue the edges on the table, and do a whole lot of sanding. When that is completed, the table goes into the finishing room. We can do any of our finishes on an inlaid logo.
The finished conference table (made for Laxgalts’ap Village in British Columbia) is spectacular:
More on Inlaid Logos
Simple graphics with hard-edged elements work best. The woods used can affect the appearance, so it’s best to avoid highly striped woods in the background. Here’s the Sentry Insurance logo in Anegre (left) and Oak (right):
When woods of the original color aren’t available, we can substitute appropriate replacements. Here’s the logo of the 460th Space Wing, an Air Force unit.
The logo in the custom conference table:
Here’s another example that you might recognize. We put this on the the boardroom table for Red Bull North America.
Inlaid logos range in price from $900 up. Price is driven by the complexity of the logo, the number of iterations in the table, and the finish chosen.
This is a lower cost way to duplicate complex designs with custom colors and shading. We take your graphic file to a sign shop, which will print and cut the logo onto a vinyl sheet (just like the ones used for truck graphics.) We apply that to a wood panel, and put finish over it. The finish adheres very well, and matches the rest of the table exactly. This is the least expensive option for logos. It’s the only way we can precisely duplicate logos with shaded elements and non-wood colors.
Here are two views of an inlaid logo that we made for Ross University. First, a closeup of a 24″ diameter logo panel:
And here’s a shot of the table in the room, showing the match between the logo we made for the conference table with existing branding on the wall, that was done by others:
Prices start at about $600, and vary with size and quantity.
Engraved logos are done by burning the image directly into the wood with our laser. This is a low-cost way to replicate complex graphics. Here’s an example from a conference table we made for the White River Electric Association, in Colorado.
Pricing is similar to vinyl inlays – starting at $600, varies with size and finish.