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Senior Federal Agency | Paul Downs Cabinetmakers

Paul Downs Case Study


The Challenge

A senior federal agency needed a huge table built in a very short time frame. An invitation to bid was sent to the 10 best table makers in the country. The client’s complex requirements took 89 pages to describe. How did we do?

“Your proposal stood head and shoulders above the rest.”

Paul Downs won the competition, and started work.


Our approach checked all their boxes: a table large enough to seat 24 people comfortably, made of walnut with bronze details, that could handle their very complicated AV setup. We were given 4 months.

We start every project with photo-realistic renders of the proposed design in the client’s room, in order to make sure they understand what they will get:

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Our design not only looks great, but also incorporates complex wiring. More than a mile of Cat 6 cabling was used, as the client’s security protocols prohibit wireless networking. There’s an advanced camera system mounted in the center of the table, accessible through folding doors. 24 bronze doors cover power/data plugs. The top is supported by a steel subtop. All wood surfaces are veneered with quartersawn walnut, and finished with catalyzed polyurethane.


Here’s what the client had to say when we were done:

“From the moment we selected your company, it was apparent that we were in good hands! From the beginning of the design effort all the way through installation, your team has proven to be exceptional in every way.

Quality is fantastic! Project management was amazing! Your team created a beautiful piece of furniture that will serve as <REDACTED’S> boardroom table for years to come. I know that there will be heavy <REDACTED> decisions made around that table, and I hope that your team has been proud to have been part of this project.”

We are. But here’s the thing: we treat ALL of our customers this way. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are doing. We always deliver top-shelf design, project management, and execution. We aim to leave every client delighted. Check out our client list – we’ve completed thousands of projects for every kind and size of customer.

If you need a table that’s out of the ordinary, give us a call.

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We’d Love to Help

We’d love to help you renovate or upgrade your office. Our expert Designer Engineers are terrific at listening to your needs – they seek to understand function and use of not just table but entire room. This allows them to suggest solutions that provide the best functional use of space while working within your budget. They can offer modifications that keep design integrity, take feedback and apply to design changes.

If you haven’t already, please look through our gallery of conference room tables. You can choose any of these designs as a starting point for your project, or you can submit your own designs. For help designing your custom conference project, call us today at 1-610-239-0142 or contact us.