David Ellison, the founder of Lorimer Studios, has had a lifelong fascination with antique handmade furniture. His interest in tables traces back to his childhood in Scotland. No matter his day job, he kept his passion for building and restoring at the forefront of his mind. In 2007 he left a 30-year corporate career to pursue his dream of building affordable handcrafted wooden tables.

Lorimer Studios is located in the heart of industrial Providence, Rhode Island. David and his small crew are committed to quality, painstakingly crafting exactly the piece that each customer wants in their home or business.

We are really happy to connect with new people all over the globe with a shared interest in simple well-crafted tables. We make custom tables that last for families, designers, decorators and companies. We have shipped tables at reasonable rates to every state in the continental United States.

Our tables have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and ETSY’s Process blog.

In 2012 we moved the workshop in to a portion of an old mill in Providence, RI. Our workshop is located in The Cove Center formerly known as the Dyerville Mill (originally founded in 1849 by Elisha Dyer.) The Dyerville Mill manufactured fine calico cloth in the 19th Century. A dam in the nearby Woonasquatucket river powered the mill’s machinery. Today the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Bike Path snakes around the edge of the property.