In Arthurian Legend the great King Arthur had a round table made so that none of his barons, when seated at it, could claim precedence over the others. That way everyone could speak their minds and contribute to the kingdom as equals. It didn’t matter how great at battle Lancelot was or how skilled Sir Kay was, everyone was a valid member of the team that made the kingdom great. Read More
Buying custom executive office furniture online doesn’t have to be a headache. Do you want a glass conference table? Wood? Granite? What should desks look like? The logistics of putting together the perfect office for your business can be daunting. A good experience getting those things, with the right people can relieve all that. At Stoneline Designs Inc., we believe that it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Here are some of our helpful tips: Read More
Public speaking can be nerve wracking enough, have one less thing to worry about with a custom podium to suit your speaker’s needs. Whether for a life coach, politician, actor, or even your average public speaking student- the design can make or break any speech. If it doesn’t have enough space for cue cards or print outs, the correct height for the speaker, or even if it isn’t equipped for the presentation needs any presenter might have- it can turn a major event, into a major meltdown. Read More
When choosing a new conference table for your executive office, you have many things to consider. What size table do you need? Do you prefer a glass, stone or wooden table top? Which shape best suits your needs and office? While all of these are very important considerations, there are a few other options you should consider. Read More
Stoneline Designs recently completed this glass conference table for a high-tech professional services firm in the Washington DC area. The client required a table large enough to seat 12, with a sophisticated look. They chose our Crescent line of conference tables with a “scratched” glass top.
The Yalta Conference, Feb 4-11, 1945.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met in Yalta to plan the defeat of the Axis, and agree to terms of the eventual occupation of Germany.
(Remember the troops this Memorial Day weekend.)
Large Glass Top Conference Tables
Stoneline’s Benjamin Grey Stone is a warm grey stone from Jerusalem with soft veining in a sweeping pattern over the whole surface. It is an excellent choice for a conference table, executive desk, occasional table or infrequently used formal dining table. Benjamin Grey is a medium hard stone and some scratching can occur. We recommend coasters and placemats to protect your stone table top.
For general cleaning the stone can be wiped down with water, a little soap and a soft sponge. Dish washing soap and warm water will remove fingerprints and most other oily spots. Very stubborn stains can be removed with a bristle scrub brush and cleanser such as Ajax. (This type of cleaning however will remove the luster and the finish will have to be reapplied.)
Repeated washing on highly used table tops will slowly wear off the sealer. The surface may eventually appear duller. For periodic maintenance , we recommend applying another coat of mineral oil. Frequency depends on use but approximately once every two years for an occasionally used dining table.
To reapply mineral oil top coat, mix Watco Natural interior oil finish (Woodworkers Supply 800-645-9292) with 20% Mineral Spirits and apply a thin coat. Wipe off the excess with a clean rag. Buff the surface with a dry rag until there are no puddles or beads of oil. Any oil that dries on the surface will appear glossy and the procedure will need to be repeated. Let dry 24 hours.
Re-Sealing The Finish
If a problem such as a stubborn stain occurs, it may be necessary to re-seal the finish. First wash the top thoroughly with a clean, soft sponge and warm soapy water. (Tough oil stains may need to be scrubbed out with a bristle brush and Ajax.) Use Acetone (or stripper purchased from HMK) to strip the finish only if it is necessary. After cleaning, rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove all residue from the cleanser, as this may effect the finish. Let the stone dry (a fan speeds the dry time). With a large, clean, soft rag, wet the surface with the sealer (use gloves). Apply a thin even coat and wipe up the excess with a clean rag. Any sealer left puddled on the surface will dry glossy. If necessary, reapply after the surface appears dry. A 3rd coat may be necessary if the stone has been stripped.
A Honed (satin) finish with a 1″ hand-tooled border detail is standard on all our Benjamin Grey Stone table tops. Standard Benjamin Grey width is 3/4″ thick (an approximate width due to surface variation in the natural material). Stoneline produces Benjamin Grey table tops in any size up to 60×108″. Larger table tops are constructed in multiple pieces, up to 30′ long.
Stoneline Designs has just completed design and installation of a home office including a hand built computer desk and custom wall unit. The client needed modern furniture for a beautiful contemporary home in Austin TX. The room where the office was to be located includes a glass wall overlooking a garden. Such strong architectural design demands equally strong furniture design. So they turned to Stoneline. Read More