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Agile Solutions for Logos and Branding

What does “Agile” mean?  It’s the ability to move quickly in different directions depending on the circumstances. In manufacturing, agile is difficult. Factories work best when they make the same thing, over and over, in huge quantities, without modification. The opposite of agile.   Paul Downs is agile. We...

Committee Tables

Committee tables are one of those things that many people need, but nobody knows how to buy. You won’t find them in a catalog. You won’t find them on Amazon. There’s a reason for that: they really need to be sized to the space they will inhabit, and the number of users they need to...

Crazy Furniture Lead Times? We Can Help!

A local architect told us that she’d been quoted 40 weeks or more for a custom table. Forty weeks! That’s insane… Even through the pandemic and all of its disruptions, Paul Downs has been able to keep its lead time between 8 and 14 weeks. So what’s going wrong with our competitors? We thought we...

Unique Branding

Occasionally we’re asked by a client to incorporate branding that’s specific to their organization, that’s different than our traditional methods. We’ve had some fun with these projects. We’re happy to collaborate and create a really cool table that makes a statement, using materials and references that will promote...

Top Tables of 2021

Thanks to our wonderful customers, we’ve been able to continue our tradition of design and craftsmanship amidst extraordinary circumstances. Here are a few standouts from last year: Finance of America This live edge river design stands out from other live edge tables due to the open center. The walnut slabs elegantly frame the power units,...

The Future of Meetings: Ten Real-life Solutions Part 1

The pandemic has forced us to rethink how to go to work. What does this mean for boardrooms? It’s absolutely certain that future solutions will not be found in yesterday’s catalog. Over the last year, Paul Downs has been working with our clients to implement a variety of approaches to the post-covid boardroom. We’ve come...

Slab Tables Part 3: Building the table

Almost three years have passed since I wrote Part 2 of our series on slab tables. That installment took you through a design exercise performed with two slab sets from different trees. Unfortunately, we’ve been busy, busy, busy since then and the slabs are still leaning against our wall. But we recently completed a job...

Frontline Heroes

Salute to First Responders, Healthcare, and Government and Education Workers We’ve designed, fabricated, and delivered conference room solutions to organizations of all sizes and across many industries. We’re proud to support the behind-the-scenes work of our frontline heroes with our craftsmanship! We salute you! Logos & Branding...

A Year in Review – Our 7 Favorite Tables of 2020

To say we’re grateful is an understatement. Thanks to our wonderful customers, we have been able to continue our tradition of design and craftsmanship under extraordinary circumstances. Our talented crew completed 372 separate pieces of furniture. Here are a few standouts 7. Wire Masters The unexpected arrival of COVID-19 put sanitation on...

How Big Should Your Conference Table Be?

Determining how large your custom conference table should be may seem like an easy task, but there's more to it than you think. You not only have to take into consideration the size of the room, but also the size of the table's chairs, the table shape, and how much room each person needs to feel comfortable. Here are some general guidelines to...