Last year Stoneline designed a conference table and credenza for a glass container manufacturer in Louisiana. Because glass is key to their business, we designed their table with our Patterned Scratched glass finish. It is a unique glass treatment with a sparkling blue-grey color. We just received this letter from the client:
It's been almost nine months since we received the conference table and credenza from Stoneline Designs, and I wanted to let you know how much we have enjoyed the compliments we have received from our visitors. Since we are a glass container manufacturing facility, it is appropriate for the beautiful glass design table. The 12.5 ft Crescent conference table with scratched glass and the beautiful credenza definitely make a statement!
It was a pleasure working with Diana and Monte. You calmed my fears about ordering from an internet showroom. We could not be happier with the experience and the product.
Barbara, we're so glad you're enjoying the table and credenza. We hope you'll send a photo, maybe with examples of your glass containers on the table so we can see how well they go together. Thanks so much!
We recently made a special dining table for a client in northern California. The table, from our Vector line, had a 60" round black granite top, and cherry wood pedestal. We just received this message from our client:
The Vector table was delivered and set up this afternoon. Delivery and setup were flawless.
The table is beyond beautiful. The design, engineering and construction are perfection. It is a work of art. I am more pleased than I could have imagined or anticipated.
Thank you so very much. I will use and treasure this table for the rest of my life, and no doubt it will be used and treasured equally by many others after me.
We're a little overwhelmed by such high praise, David. It means the world to us. Thanks for the photo!
Past and future leaders of our nation meet, and conference tables are there! In this photo, President Gerald Ford talks with CIA Director George H.W. Bush at a meeting of the National Security Council in 1976.
Spring has arrived in North Carolina, and when weather permits, our artisans move some of their work outside. Here Mace uses a diamond drum to polish the wiring hole in a glass conference table top.
When the conference table is assembled, the hole will be fitted with a wiring grommet which houses power and data jacks under a removable cover. Most wiring grommets are flanged to cover the edge of the hole, and sit up on top of the table. Stoneline uses a grommet without a flange which is set flush with the tabletop surface, leaving the edge of the hole exposed. We hand polish and edge detail the hole, creating a focal point in the design of the table.
Running water reduces friction as Mace works, and tape protects the glass table top in case the diamond drum slips.
- Arrive three to five minutes early to get your pick of seats, and allow more important people to choose their seat first.
- Try to sit to the left of the most important person at the meeting. This may not be the person leading the meeting.
- Try not to sit next to an empty chair as this makes you appear isolated and reduces your importance.
- Do not sit directly across the conference table from someone with whom you expect conflict; this is a confrontational position. Try to sit on the same side of the table as your antagonist, but not next to them.
- The person leading the meeting should sit at the end of the conference table furthest from the door. Chaney and Martin call this seat the "power perch."
- Just as you should avoid sitting next to someone with whom you expect conflict, try not to sit next to a close friend or work buddy. You may be tempted to chat or share a private joke during the meeting, which is rude and isolates you from the rest of the group.
- Make sure your cell phone is turned off, not on vibrate. Better yet, don't bring your phone to the conference room. If you absolutely must have your phone, explain why (waiting for a critical call, etc) to the conference chair in advance.
- Setting your smart phone or Blackberry on the conference table is an aggressive gesture. You are telling everyone in the room that your time is more important than theirs. Don't do it unless you have the standing to justify it, as it can make you appear arrogant.
- Use a pen and paper to take notes instead of a laptop. Other people may have trouble seeing you over the laptop case, which tends to isolate you from the group. Besides, the potential for distraction is too great with your computer, especially if the conference room provides a wireless network.
Stoneline recently completed this credenza and bookcase for a private home in Asheville, NC.
"I commend your crew. The delivery was quite professional and compact. We appreciated the phone call from Bart, zeroing in on the timing, as well as his complete and confident assembly of the unit. I guess that goes with being one of the craftsmen involved in construction.
"That brings me to the piece itself. Absolutely beautiful, exactly what I had anticipated since I had visited your factory earlier and had seen some pieces first hand, fits into the decor of our home perfectly -- these are just a few of the expressions of satisfaction that Michael and I uttered after your crew left. I'm sure they were aware of how pleased we were, as we were oohing and ahhing the entire time they were here! A well-chosen piece,artfully designed, and constructed with quality and precision. I could go on and on. Thank you for creating this unit which we are proud and lucky to own. "